Garapago Racing Kaisei Handmade Beer in Keisei, Kanagawa

Garapago Racing Kaisei Handmade Beer Front

Garapago Racing The Bottom Line If you’re looking for a bar with amazing views, cheap beers, and well-made food, then Garapago Racing Kaisei Handmade Beer (to give the place its full name) is right up your street – if you don’t mind getting there that is! It was fantastic being able to sit outside on the top deck, with a …

Inkhorn Brewing in Mejiro, Tokyo

Inkhorn Brewing Front

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 …

Ibaraki Sato Saketen in Tsuchiura, Ibaraki

Ibaraki Sato Saketen Front

Ibaraki Sato Saketen The Bottom Line Ibaraki Sato Saketen is a nice little standing bar at Tsuchiura Station, and if you’ve got time to kill, with an urge for a beer, then pop along for a couple of beers, but be prepared to pay slightly more than usual for your beer. Of course, as it is a standing bar, there …

Shared Brewery in Hachioji, Tokyo

Shared Brewery Front

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

Tsukuba Brewing Pebbles Front

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

Sakamichi Brewing Front

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 …

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Carvaan Craft Beer & Grill in Hanno, Saitama

Carvaan Craft Beer & Grill

Carvaan Craft Beer & Grill The Bottom Line If the main Carvaan up the road is too far for you, or you’re feeling like a quick beer before the train, then popping into Carvaan Craft Beer & Grill is a good choice. It doesn’t have the atmosphere, variety of food on offer, or the views though – and also the …

Gremlin in Hatagaya, Tokyo

Gremlin Front

Gremlin The Bottom Line I had heard many things about Gremlin in the past, from craft beer fans, brewers, and brewery owners so the bar was never going to live up to my expectations. However, for what it is, it is a cozy little place in the basement of a shopping complex that has a decent range of well-served beers …

Carvaan Brewery & Restaurant in Hanno, Saitama

Carvaan Brewery & Restaurant

Carvaan Brewery & Restaurant The Bottom Line If you’re looking for some tasty vegan food, with some solid, well-made beers, and amazing views to boot, then Carvaan Brewery & Restaurant is up your street – figuratively, not literally. It’ll take some time to get to, but it’s worth combining this place with a hike in the area and then coming …

LaLaChai in Hatagaya, Tokyo

LaLaChai Front

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 …