Craft Beer Market Jimbocho in Jimbocho, Tokyo

Craft Beer Market Jimbocho Front

Craft Beer Market Jimbocho The Bottom Line Craft Beer Market Jimbocho is a marmite bar – sometimes the beers you get are well-served and in good condition, and at ¥780 a pint (includes tax!) then there are few better places in Japan, let alone Tokyo, that can beat the price. However, at other times, the beer comes up with a massive …

Rohan and Heaven’s Door in Benten, Niigata

Rohan and Heaven's Door Front

Rohan and Heaven’s Door The Bottom Line With Bar Olive and Olive Another Pint just across the road, I can’t recommend Rohan and Heaven’s Door to anyone, unless you’re trying to impress someone where the popular kids hang out. With tax not included in the prices, and a smoking policy both inside and outside, this place has got a lot of …

Smoke Cafe in Niigata, Niigata

Smoke Cafe Front

Smoke Cafe The Bottom Line While Smoke Cafe does offer some very nice food, the range of domestic craft beers and the prices pale in comparison to Craft Beer Kan, so it’s not really a place we’d recommend going to if you’re in the area for a short time. Moreover, the table charge of ¥500 is also pretty pricey, even though you …

Ikarashitei Yui Swan Lake Pub Edo Niigata in Bancho, Niigata

Ikarashitei Yui Swan Lake Pub Edo Niigata Bar

Ikarashitei Yui Swan Lake Pub Edo Niigata The Bottom Line I have mixed feelings about Ikarashitei Yui Swan Lake Pub Edo Niigata – great views across the Japan Sea and a cheap place to try some of the Swan Lake beers on tap – if you go at the right time. The atmosphere is more upmarket than the usual chain of Swan …

Beer Trip Olive & Olive Another Pint in Benten, Niigata

Beer Trip Olive & Olive Another Pint The Bottom Line Beer Trip Olive & Olive Another Pint both come recommended though while the selection of Hitachino Nest beers is safe, the house specials are worth the extra price. The cosy atmosphere and friendly staff also contributed to a fun few hours there though don’t get confused with which one you’re drinking …

Jingle Beer & Dining in Yokohama, Kanagawa

Jingle Beer & Dining Front

Jingle Beer & Dining The Bottom Line While I wanted to like Jingle Beer & Dining, the fact that it is fully smoking and a table charge of ¥432 per person means it’s an overall thumbs down for this place. While the beer list is to be commended as there were some different beers on there, what was supposed to be a …

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Tap Stand Craft Beer in Shinjuku, Tokyo

Tap Stand Craft Front

Tap Stand Craft Beer One Paragraph Review It’s hard to recommend Tap Stand Craft Beer unless you have a rich benefactor behind you. With its perfect location near JR Shinjuku station comes with a hefty price, it’s expensive for everything: beer, food, and everything else in between but at least tax is included in the price. However, there is a ¥300 …

Craft Beer Market Kichijoji in Kichijoji

Craft Beer Market Kichijoji

Craft Beer Market Kichijoji One Paragraph Review If you’re in the area and looking for cheap craft beer, then Craft Beer Market Kichijoji should be on your radar. It doesn’t differ much from the other branches of the Craft Beer Market chain though. The lure of Chinese food and craft beer is very tempting, especially with the inclusion tax in the price. Get …

Apollo Company in Sakuragicho, Yokohama

Apollo Company Front

Apollo Company One Paragraph Review I wanted to like Apollo Company very much – it had a nice relaxed atmosphere and tasty food, but the beer sizes are too small for the price and there was way too much head on the beer too. The bar is also fully smoking so give up trying to enjoy the food and beers as well. …

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Craft Beer Server Land in Iidabashi, Tokyo

Craft Beer Server Land One Paragraph Review If you like cheap beer, and can drink more than three beers, then Craft Beer Server Land is a definite “go-to” place on our list. The inclusion of tax in the prices means that the beers are some of the cheapest going in Tokyo; however, the 380yen table charge means those beers are a …