Beer Cafe Barley in Nishinomiya, Hyogo

Beer Cafe Barley The Bottom Line For an afternoon or night out with craft beer in Nishinomiya, there aren’t many options available, but fortunately Beer Cafe Barley is not a bad option. The venue is a bit small, and the beers a bit pricey, but their large selection of beer and warm atmosphere are strong draws if you have money …

Aoi Beer Stand in Shizuoka, Shizuoka

Aoi Beer Stand Front・アオイビールスタンドフロント

Aoi Beer Stand The Bottom Line If you’re looking for a place to pop in for a quick beer throughout the day and don’t mind a limited choice on tap, then Aoi Beer Stand is right for you. It’s highly unlikely you’ll stay here past one or two drinks, mainly because of the lack of food and space really; however, …

100k Craft Beer & Pizza in Kyoto, Kyoto

100k Craft Beer & Pizza The Bottom Line 100k Craft Beer & Pizza is a warm and friendly place very close to the main Kyoto station. They have a good selection of food and drink, but unlike the name suggests, are not limited to just craft beer and pizza. I’d recommend it as a nice place to bring anyone visiting …

Twelve in Shizuoka, Shizuoka

Twelve Front・トゥウェルブフロント

Twelve The Bottom Line If Twelve isn’t on your list of places to go to in Shizuoka for craft beer, then it should be as it offers up the best lineup of beers when we went and I was happy to go back again the next day for some more. However, if you’re a non-Seattle Seahawks fan, or one of …

Beer Owle in Shizuoka, Shizuoka

Beer Owle Front・ビア・アウルフロント

Beer Owle The Bottom Line Beer Owle is perfect for popping in and having a couple of quiet beers while you wait for friends, or picking up some beers to take away – especially useful as there are very few bottle shops in Shizuoka. The whole place is non-smoking and also offers up growler fills for drinking off-site too. There …

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Hamayaki Sakaba Torohachi in Shibuya, Tokyo

Hamayaki Sakaba Torohachi・浜焼酒場トロハチフロント

Hamayaki Sakaba Torohachi The Bottom Line I was hoping for Hamayaki Sakaba Torohachi to be better than it was; however, the prices were way more than I was expecting for something so kitsch I guess. It does have a fun, izakaya-style quality to it, with scaffolding being used for “second” floor seating in some places. Moreover, the whole place is …

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Tachinomi Beer Boy Shibuya in Shibuya, Tokyo

Tachinomi Beer Boy Shibuya Front・立飲みビールボイ渋谷フロント

Tachinomi Beer Boy Shibuya The Bottom Line Like it’s older sibling in Tachinomi Beer Boy in Naka-Meguro, Tachinomi Beer Boy Shibuya tweaks the tried-and-tested idea of Craft Beer Market to create something different, and it works. The casual atmosphere of being able to pop in for a quick beer, without the hassle of waiting for a seat, or having even to …

Golden Gate Hamburger and Craft Beer in Okachimachi, Tokyo

Golden Gate Hamburger and Craft Beer Front・ゴールデンゲートフロント

Golden Gate Hamburger and Craft Beer The Bottom Line Golden Gate is a peculiar place and I don’t know whether to recommend it or not. It’s got a quaint little atmosphere going on, with reasonably well-priced beers that have tax included and there is also no table charge either. However, it’s the unusual smoking rules that get my goat – …

Hinomoto Beer Parlour in Jimbocho, Tokyo

Hinomoto Beer Parlour Front・日ノモトビアパーラーフロント

Hinomoto Beer Parlour The Bottom Line Hinomoto Beer Parlour is a cozy little place for a couple of beers, or some more when the happy hour beer flight offer is on. It’s genial and pleasant atmosphere is welcoming, and with the varied tap list of domestic craft beers is also a pleasure to see with Hinomoto Beer Parlour supporting breweries …

Hanasaki Butcher’s Store in Sakuragicho, Yokohama

Hanasaki Butcher's Store Front・ハナサキ ブッチャーズ ストアフロント

Hanasaki Butcher’s Store The Bottom Line Calling Hanasaki Butcher’s Store a craft beer bar is a stretch by any imagination, but it’s still worth coming here for some cracking food and beers – as long as you eat meat. While there are some vegetarian options on the menu, there’s not going to be enough to really satisfy you. The whole …