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Beer Bar Camiya in Kichijoji

Beer Bar Camiya Front

Beer Bar Camiya One Paragraph Review Beer Bar Camiya may be a long ten-minute walk from Kichijoji station but it’s a walk that’s well worth it for some rarer beers, especially if you pick up a walking beer from Craft Beer Market near the station. The prices aren’t the cheapest we’ve seen but they do include tax and there was …

Big Love Records in Harajuku, Tokyo

Box Love Records Sign

Big Love Records One Paragraph Big Love Records is a great little change from the craft beer chains popping up over Tokyo, don’t go expecting a cheap few drinks nor a bar open late into the night. The beer prices are the usual for a Tokyo craft beer bar considering the size, and there is a cool atmosphere as you listen …

Noge West End in Noge, Yokohama

Noge West End Front

Noge West End The Bottom Line Noge West End is El Nubichinom what should have turned out like. The former is a nice little sitting bar, with some good, well-conditioned beers on tap at reasonable prices, in a very chilled out old Japanese izakaya shop. It’s worth a visit if you’re in the area for some of rarer beers we’ve …

Lambic in Hon-Atsugi, Kanagawa

Lambic Front

Lambic One Paragraph Review It’s a shame that Lambic is so far away from the train station but needs must. It’s a great little bar with a fun chilled out environment with good beers on tap – what more could you want from a bar? I’ve long been accustomed to beer glasses in Japan being smaller than the UK sizes …

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Sakazuki Brewing in Kita-Senju, Tokyo

Sakazuki Brewing Front

Sakazuki Brewing One Paragraph Review Sakazuki Brewing is a welcome addition with lots of potential to do well though the beers do need to either be aged or better planned out to ensure that customers have something to drink. The prices are cheap for the beer you get and the atmosphere feels like what a brewpub should be like. All the …

Closed: BeerBar Fujizakura Roppongi in Roppongi, Tokyo

BeerBar Fujizakura Roppongii

Editor’s Note: BeerBar Fujizakura Roppongi has closed. This review is being kept up for posterity’s sake. BeerBar Fujizakura Roppongi One Paragraph Review If you’re looking for Fujizakura beer in the best possible condition, then BeerBar Fujizakura Roppongi is the place to go. However, compared to other bars in the local area, it’s also one of, if not the, the most expensive. Prices don’t …

CLOSED: International Dining Bar SMITH in Harajuku, Tokyo

International Dining Bar SMITH

Editor’s Note: International Dining Bar SMITH in Harajuku, Tokyo closed but this review has been kept up for posterity. International Dining Bar SMITH One Paragraph Review With no table charge and most prices including tax, International Dining Bar SMITH could have been a nice place to enjoy a couple of cold beers during the day; however, the expensive prices for beers at …

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Towa The World’s End Craft Beer and Sake and Soba in Ueno, Tokyo

Towa - The World's End

Irish pubs. Dime a dozen in Tokyo and when I heard of Towa  The World’s End Irish Pub I was immediately put off. Expensive pints of beer in a faux-Irish pub that is supposed to resemble something that could found in Dublin. Yet I had the wrong place as I was looking for Towa The World’s End Craft Beer and Sake and …

Hatos Bar in Nakameguro, Tokyo

If you’re in Tokyo and looking for a place to eat, then there is plenty of choice in and around the city. Trying to get decent BBQ food though is still difficult as it was when I first came to Japan in 2004. There are hamburger places galore, with new ones popping up every week yet tasty, finger-licking BBQ food …

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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 …