Sakura Taps in Sakuragicho, Yokohama

Sakura Taps Bar

Sakura Taps, or to give it its full name, Sakura Taps Craft Beer & Coffee, is a small bar located about five-minutes south of JR Sakuragicho station in the Noge district that lies somewhere between Sakuragicho and Hinodecho station on the Keikyu line. This was the second visit that I’ve made to Sakura Taps, with the first being a drunken stumble across …

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Charcoal Green Bashamichi in Bashamichi, Yokohama

Bashamichi Green Front

Looking for lunch in Yokohama is a fun thing when you’re not hungry, but trying to find a place that offers food and craft beer is not easy. You’ve got Thrash Zone that offers great beer, but not much food, then there’s Babel Bayside Kitchen which offers great food but the beer selection varies greatly. With Charcoal Green, you have got …

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El Nubichinom in Noge, Yokohama

El Nubichinom Front

El Nubichinom is not an easy place to find. I’ve tried numerous times to find it but either get stuck at Bay Brewing asking for directions, a little rude perhaps, and then end up staying there for a few beers, or giving up and walking back to Bay Brewing. Yet without realising, I’ve walked past it numerous times and this …

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Mokichi Trattoria in Kagawa, Kanagawa

Mokichi Trattoria Outside Main

After our extensive trip around the Shonan Beer brewery, we were pretty hungry and fancied some grub. The problem though was did we fancy some bread or a proper meal with some beer? Stupid question really and off we went to Mokichi Trattoria, located on the site of the brewery and the best place to get the freshest Shonan Beer going. …

Closed: Nawlins BBQ & Craft Beer Bar in Yokosuka, Kanagawa

Nawlins BBQ & Craft Beer Bar Front

Editor’s Note: Nawlins BBQ & Craft Beer Bar in Yokosuka, Kanagawa closed in November 2019. This review has been kept up for posterity’s sake. Yokosuka. Famed for curry, Commander Perry, and the US Navy; yet with all of the American influences, there has always been a distinct lack of craft beer outlets in the area, considering the influence the American …

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 …