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Devilcraft Kanda in Kanda, Tokyo

DevilCraft Kanda Logo

This review of Devilcraft Kanda has been a long time coming – not because I’m lazy or anything like that but that’s it always booked out whenever I want to go. I guess if I went by myself, then I could get a seat at the counter on the first floor, but Devilcraft Kanda feels like it should be a group experience. …

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Closed: Nawlins BBQ & Craft Beer Bar in Yokosuka, Kanagawa

Nawlins BBQ & Craft Beer Bar Front

Editor’s Note: Nawlins BBQ & Craft Beer Bar in Yokosuka, Kanagawa closed in November 2019. This review has been kept up for posterity’s sake. Yokosuka. Famed for curry, Commander Perry, and the US Navy; yet with all of the American influences, there has always been a distinct lack of craft beer outlets in the area, considering the influence the American …

Closed: Hops125 in Ebisu

Hops125 Ebisu

Editor’s Note: Hops125 has closed. This review has been kept up for posterity’s sake. Hops125 is an enigma of a place. I had to get that out of my system before I carry on writing. Located on a side street around Ebisu station, Hops125 seems like it has been around for ages yet I’ve only ventured in there twice, perhaps …

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Craft Beer Market in Toranomon, Tokyo

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Craft Beer Market is a chain of craft beer bars that are making big inroads across Tokyo since 2011. With five bars at the time of writing, Craft Beer Market provides a great range of Japanese craft beers at a decent, i.e. stupidly cheap, prices that are only rivalled by Craft Beer iBrew in Yurakucho. Craft Beer Market Toranomon is located smack in …

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TY Harbor Brewery in Tennozu Isle, Shinagawa

TY Harbor Outside

  TY Harbor Brewery The Bottom Line TY Harbor Brewery comes across as a fancy place that just doesn’t seem to have the philosophy of craft beer in the way it does business. It’s a place with large, grandiose goals but the prices for beer and food left me feeling cold when I knew it was cheaper elsewhere. TY Harbor Brewery The …

Mokichi Craft Beer in Fujisawa

Mokichi Craft Beer

Yeast. One of the best fungi ever discovered and something that contributes to two staple pieces of our diet: beer and bread. Without yeast, beer and bread would still be possible but would probably taste lame. Mokichi Craft Beer knows this and sells bread alongside the range of Shonan Beers. In fact, it only sells Shonan Beers, as Mokichi Craft …

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Baird Nakameguro Taproom in Nakameguro, Tokyo

Nakameguro Taproom

Nakameguro Taproom One Paragraph Review Nakameguro Taproom is well worth visiting if you’re in the area, with good beer at reasonable prices and a decent atmosphere conducive to a fun night out drinking. Paired with pizza, Nakameguro Taproom is a viable alternative for other pizza places in Tokyo, as long as you can get over the amount of wood in the …

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The Aldgate in Shibuya, Tokyo

Aldgate Inside

The Aldgate is a British themed pub, don’t groan at the back there!, located in Shibuya, about ten minutes from JR Shibuya station. You could probably get there quicker if the gaggles of snickering schoolgirls and the bustling throngs of fashionistas moved out of the way. Can’t they see I need a pint? The Aldgate is smack dab halfway up …

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Closed: Craftheads Craftbeer in Shibuya, Tokyo

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Closed: Craftheads Craftbeer closed. This review has been kept up for posterity’s sake. Craftheads has been open since September 2009, sprung up from Bar Sal in Kawasaki, and is located about 10 minutes from the Hachiko exit at JR Shibuya station. Craftheads sells a mixture of Japanese and import craft beers, with over 20 taps at any one time, and …

Urban BBQ Smokehouse in Shibuya, Tokyo

Urban BBQ Smokehouse by TY Harbor Brewery

Urban BBQ Smokehouse One Paragraph Review If you like your TY Harbor beers and some BBQ food, then Urban BBQ Smokehouse is a great place to come to; however it won’t be cheap. Moreover, the guest beers are cheaper elsewhere so it is best to stick to the TY Harbour beers. Urban BBQ Smokehouse Full Review Located inbetween Shibuya, Harajuku, and …