Blue Room Craft Beer and Pizza in Kamakura

Komachi-dori in Kamakura may be the shoppers’ paradise at the weekend but early evening, bars open up and people stand outside trying to entice customers to rest those weary feet with some beer. Blue Room is on the same street as those bars and izakayas though it is hidden upstairs on the second floor of a nondescript building on Komachi-dori …

Beach Muffin in Zushi

Beach Muffin Front

Beach Muffin One Paragraph Review Beach Muffin is definitely a place we will continue visiting in the future when we find ourselves in the area. The beers have become much improved and the food is delicious. The warm, friendly, relaxed atmosphere will keep you nice and chilled out for your time there though the only downside is that depending on …

CLOSED: Gold’n Bub in Tsujido, Kanagawa

Editor Note: Gold’n Bub has moved to Chigasaki. This review has been kept for posterity’s sake The sleepy town of Tsujido has seen a lot of change in recent years. The north side has exploded into a sprawling plaza of shopping malls, wide roads and brightly lit buildings. The south side, however, has remained largely untouched by the march of …

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S-46 Beer Market in Tsujido

S-46 Beer Market Front

S-46 Beer Market is a Shonan Beer joint, located in Tsujido a stone’s throw away from the glimmering plateaus of Terrace Mall. In fact, leaving the football-pitch-strength lights of TeraMo when walking there makes the bar feel as if it’s plunged into darkness. This is the second time I’ve visited the awkwardly named S-46 Beer Market. The first time was …

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Baird Bashamichi Taproom in Kannai, Yokohama

Baird Bashamichi Taproom Front

Baird Bashamichi Taproom One Paragraph Review Baird Bashamichi Taproom is another great place by Baird Beer to try some of their craft beers on draft, along with some delicious food. It can get a bit pricey if you are not careful but as tax is included in the price and no table charge is added on, then that gives you a …

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Grano Pizzeria in Fujisawa

Grano Oven

Living down in the Shonan area of Kanagawa, as I do, means that decisions to head into Tokyo (or Yokohama, for that matter) are not taken lightly. Expeditions to Antenna America or Devilcraft take an hour or two door-to-door respectively, and when you’re short on cash that train fare also means two or three fewer beers when you’re there. Bummer. …

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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Craft Beer Bar Kannai in Yokohama

Craft Beer Bar Kannai

Those lazy Saturdays when the kids are at the in-laws lend themselves perfectly to some early afternoon drinking. Craft Beer Bar Kannai has been on my list of places to go for the last few years; however, whenever I have gone there, it’s either been closed, full up, or they’ve run out of beer. Luckily, the last time I went …

Yokohama Bay Brewing Kannai in Kannai, Yokohama

bay brewing yokohama

If you’ve read the article here with Shinya Suzuki about Bay Brewing Yokohama then you’re one step ahead of those who haven’t. I’ll wait for you to go read it. Ok, now that you have read it, we can dispense with the back story and history of Bay Brewing Yokohama and move swiftly on. Opened in 2011, Bay Brewing Yokohama …

Babel Bayside Kitchen in Yokohama

Babel Bayside Kitchen Entrance

Babel Bayside Kitchen is located in the very plush area that is Bay Quarter. I’m always a bit apprehensive when I go to Bay Quarter; is it a boat, is it an island, or is it just some floating deck on water? Anyway, Babel Bayside Kitchen is located on the M2F, just around the corner from McDonald’s. Difficult decision to …