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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. …

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Swan Lake Pub Edo in Kyobashi, Tokyo

Swan Lake Pub Edo Front

Nested amongst the high righ buildings that surround the Yaesu exit of Tokyo station is Swan Lake Pub Edo, Swan Lake Beer’s own taproom, supplying the business workers with decent beer that perhaps don’t know the difference between a Asahi and a Kirin. Opened in 2012, Swan Lake Pub Edo was opened to celebrate Swan Lake Beer’s 15th anniversary and has proven to be …

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 …

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Hitachino Brewing Lab in Akihabara, Tokyo

Hitachino Brewing Lab Outside

Way back in August 2014, BeerTengoku visited the Kiuchi Brewery in Ibaraki and were told about their plans for Hitachino Brewing Lab, though told to keep quiet. We’d done so well in that respect we had almost forgotten about the place until an email came through telling us about it, and ever since that email, we had been trying to find …

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Tadg\’s Gastro Pub in Kamikorikichō, Kyoto

Tadg's Gastro Pub

It wasn’t easy locating Tadg’s Gastro Pub. Looking on the internet, we found Tadg’s Irish Pub and then had found out that it had closed. Luckily we stumbled upon the website only to find it hadn’t been updated since Christmas. Not the most auspicious of starts. Then, purely by chance, the Facebook page popped up so we quickly sent a …

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 …

Baird Harajuku Taproom in Harajuku, Tokyo

Harajuku Taproom 1

Harajuku Taproom is, for me, a safe haven in the throngs of the Harajuku masses that envelop me every time I go there. The screaming schoolgirls, the crazy cosplayers, the tiny teenagers. They all scare me. Yet knowing there is a craft beer bar near Harajuku station makes the experience so much easier to cope with. Like the other taprooms …

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Beer Komachi in Kyoto

beer komachi sign

Plumped off Komachi shopping street, Beer Komachi is the only shop open late into the night as the small restaurants and izakayas dotted around it close down for the night. Like Bungalow, Beer Komachi also spouts the plastic covering out front although being situated down a small shopping street, it’s hard to see why when it’s protected from the elements. The smell …

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Spring Valley Brewery in Daikanyama, Tokyo

Spring Valley Brewery Exterior

The opening of new breweries and bars is becoming so frequent nowadays that when Spring Valley Brewery opened up in Daikanyama on 17th April, the target audience was neither surprised or shocked about it casual dating norge. Even with the backing of beer behemoth Kirin behind it, Spring Valley Brewery has no chance of failing as it could just be a side …