Yokohama Bay Brewing Totsuka in Totsuka, Kanagawa

Yokohama Bay Brewing Totsuka Front

Yokohama Bay Brewing Totsuka The Bottom Line If you’re a train spotter and like beer, then you’ve got the perfect place to sit and do both at Yokohama Bay Brewing Totsuka. On the other hand, if you just like beer then you’ve also got a good choice, but it’s a bit out of the ways for most people to get …

Inkhorn Brewing in Mejiro, Tokyo

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Inkhorn Brewing The Bottom Line Inkhorn Brewing is a decent little brewpub that should be on your radar of places to go when you’re in Tokyo. At the time of writing, Inkhorn Brewing had not started brewing on the premises, but having had a fair amount of their beers, it shouldn’t be much of a change. Moreover, the calm and …

Shared Brewery in Hachioji, Tokyo

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Shared Brewery The Bottom Line Shared Brewery is a decent little place that, while not the most accessible of places, it is definitely worth visiting if you can get there. The beers were a nice surprise, with being well-made to style and also tasty to boot. The whole place is non-smoking, has no table charge, and also has beers to …

Tsukuba Brewing Pebbles in Tsukuba, Ibaraki

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Tsukuba Brewing Pebbles The Bottom Line There isn’t much in the Tsukuba area, so Tsukuba Brewing Pebbles has the local brewing scene kind of sewn up really. However, the beers were drinkable, which can be a rarity for a relatively new brewery, well priced, and came in decent sizes. The whole place is non-smoking and has a small outside drinking …

Sakamichi Brewing in Tachikawa, Tokyo

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Sakamichi Brewing The Bottom Line It’s a bit early to comment on the beers from Sakamichi Brewing – at the time of writing they aren’t brewing on their own systems – however the bar itself is worthy of a visit when you’re in the area due to the variety and number of beers on tap for the price. The whole …

LaLaChai in Hatagaya, Tokyo

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LaLaChai The Bottom Line Hatagaya might not be on your list of places to go for craft beer, but LaLaChai should definitely be on your list you like Thai food or craft beer as it excels in both those areas. The atmosphere and friendliness of the staff was relaxing but not to the point of being annoying. The beers were …

Beer O’Clock in Chiba, Chiba

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Beer O’Clock The Bottom Line If you don’t mind paying a lot for your beer, then you’ll be happy at Beer O’Clock, but it’s hard to recommend when thinking about the price alone. While the prices are high, they do include tax, and there is a decent selection of beers on tap. The whole place is non-smoking, has no table …

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Shiokaze BrewStand in Soga, Chiba

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Shiokaze BrewStand The Bottom Line In spite of travelling for almost 90 minutes to get here, I was pleasantly surprised by Shiokaze BrewStand and would happily travel again to get here. It ticks off everything I want in a bar – a decent amount of taps with enough variety on them, cheap prices that include tax, and some decent music …

Makuhari Brewery in Makuhari, Chiba

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Makuhari Brewery The Bottom Line If you live, or shopping, in the vicinity of Makuhari Brewery, then you’ve got somewhere to get beer from, but personally I wouldn’t travel this far to the middle of nowhere to come here. Makuhari Brewery does offer up a nice relaxing atmosphere for some family time with food and beers, and a cozy coffee …

Murmur Biiru Stand in Nikko, Tochigi

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Murmur Biiru Stand The Bottom Line While the beer at Murmur Biiru Stand is not world class, or anything to really rave about, it does offer up a nice little spot to have a couple of beers after a hard day’s walking, while chatting with some friendly locals too. While it is primarily a standing bar, there are some chairs …