Mikkeller Tokyo in Shibuya, Tokyo

Mikkeller Tokyo Front

Mikkeller Tokyo The Bottom Line Right in the thick of Shibuya but tucked away in a secluded back street the beers here are an experience; not many do them like Mikkeller. Serving Mikkeller beers alongside a range of domestic beers this venue has great decor and plenty of room to move around. You are going to want to catch a …

Alpha Beta Coffee Club in Jiyugaoka, Tokyo

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Alpha Beta Coffee Club The Bottom Line “Come for the beer, stay for the coffee” seems apt Alpha Beta Coffee Club. The whole atmosphere left me feeling cold – the bright white walls and the loud music left me with the feeling that I was either out of place for trying to have a conversation or that I didn’t belong there. …

Gori Gori Taproom in Roppongi, Tokyo

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Gori Gori Taproom The Bottom Line Gori Gori Taproom might not offer up any in-house beers, but what they do offer up are cheap beers in Roppongi – perhaps the cheapest by far that we’ve seen – alongside some deliciously huge hamburgers too. While Gori Gori Taproom is more than likely not attracting vegetarians or vegans alike, you shouldn’t knock it for …

Vivo! in Ikebukuro, Tokyo

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Vivo! The Bottom Line As much as I wanted to like Vivo! there was something about the bar being downstairs, windowless and in turn stuffy, and with smoke floating around that put me off it – though if you can get over those points, then Vivo! would be a good place to pick up some beers, if you don’t mind the prices …

Swan Lake Tamachi in Tamachi, Tokyo 

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Swan Lake Tamachi The Bottom Line Tamachi is in unluckily slap bang between craft beer locations but with Swan Lake Tamachi, at least there is something decent in the area – if you go during happy hour times. Swan Lake Tamachi doesn’t differ much from the Swan Lake Pub Edo in Kyobashi branch in terms of beers, atmosphere, or food so if you’ve been …

Closed: Craft Beer & Grill 135 Tavern in Akasaka, Tokyo

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Editor Note: Craft Beer & Grill 135 Tavern has closed down. This review has been kept for posterity’s sake Craft Beer & Grill 135 Tavern The Bottom Line If you’re in the area from 5pm to 7pm and looking for a quick beer and Yona Yona Beer Kitchen is closed, then you could do a lot worse than Craft Beer & Grill 135 …

CLOSED: Kojimachi Bar in Kojimachi, Tokyo

Kojimachi Bar

Editor’s note: Kojimachi Bar in Kojimachi, Tokyo is closed but this review remains for posterity. Kojimachi Bar The Bottom Line Kojimachi Bar is a nice little place with a good lively atmosphere, though it’s let down by the simple range of craft beer on tap and the prices for it, so unless you’re in the area, don’t worry about it. It’s …

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Bakushu Club Popeye in Ryogoku, Tokyo

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Bakushu Club Popeye The Bottom Line If you’re looking for the most variety of beer in a bar then with Bakushu Club Popeye it’s the one and only place that you should look at, with its 70+ taps of craft beer. It’s a must go place at least once; however, with the years gone by, Bakushu Club Popeye is no longer the …

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Craft Beer Market Otemachi in Otemachi, Tokyo

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Craft Beer Market Otemachi The Bottom Line Craft Beer Market Otemachi doesn’t offer anything too different from the other branches of Craft Beer Market; however, the large seating area and focus on Mexican food kind of steals it for us. If you don’t mind a gamble, then it’s a sure fire place to try some new domestic craft beers. The whole …

Ushitora in Shimokitazawa, Tokyo

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Ushitora The Bottom Line If you’re trying to find Ushitora Brewing’s beers on tap for the cheapest prices, then Ushitora comes highly recommended. However, for other breweries’ beers, then be prepared to pay a pretty penny for them, even by the usual Tokyo standards. Thankfully there aren’t any extra charges as tax is included and there isn’t a table charge either to …