Ushitora in Shimokitazawa, Tokyo

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Ushitora The Bottom Line If you’re trying to find Ushitora Brewing’s beers on tap for the cheapest prices, then Ushitora comes highly recommended. However, for other breweries’ beers, then be prepared to pay a pretty penny for them, even by the usual Tokyo standards. Thankfully there aren’t any extra charges as tax is included and there isn’t a table charge either to …

Thrashzone Meatballs in Kannai, Yokohama

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Thrashzone Meatballs One Paragraph Review If you’re looking for more of Thrashzone in Yokohama, then having Thrashzone Meatballs here will sort you out perfectly. It doesn’t offer much compared to the other bars in the area besides heavy metal music and some high ABV beers. With no table charge and taxes included in the price, along with cash on delivery, then …

Tap Stand Craft Beer in Shinjuku, Tokyo

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Tap Stand Craft Beer One Paragraph Review It’s hard to recommend Tap Stand Craft Beer unless you have a rich benefactor behind you. With its perfect location near JR Shinjuku station comes with a hefty price, it’s expensive for everything: beer, food, and everything else in between but at least tax is included in the price. However, there is a ¥300 …


Pigalle in Sangenjaya, Tokyo

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Pigalle One Paragraph Review It’s really hard for us to recommend Pigalle really. While the beers on tap are varied and the prices included tax, they are expensive for the amount of beer you get, considering Shibuya is two stops along and has far more bars that are cheaper and give you more beer for your money. It does have a …


Living Craft Beer Bar in Kannai, Yokohama

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Living Craft Beer Bar One Paragraph Review It’s hard to really recommend Living Craft Beer Bar unless you’re in the area and desperate for a craft beer. It’s expensive for the beers it offers, regardless of the addition of tax and the varying prices didn’t seem to make any sense at all. While the food is delicious, especially the pizza, if …

Closed: Biere Cave Jan Bar in Kannai, Yokohama

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Edit: Biere Cave Jan Bar closed at the end of March 2017. This review has been left up for archive purposes. Biere Cave Jan Bar TL;DR Biere Cave Jan Bar is a cosy little bar that is at the “wrong” end of Kannai. If you’re in the area, the non-smoking atmosphere and tax included prices is a welcome addition though the …

Sakura Taps in Sakuragicho, Yokohama

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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 …


Craft Beer Market in Toranomon, Tokyo

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Craft Beer Market is a chain of craft beer bars that are making big inroads across Tokyo since 2011. With five bars at the time of writing, Craft Beer Market provides a great range of Japanese craft beers at a decent, i.e. stupidly cheap, prices that are only rivalled by Craft Beer iBrew in Yurakucho. Craft Beer Market Toranomon is located smack in …


Closed: Craftheads Craftbeer in Shibuya, Tokyo

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Closed: Craftheads Craftbeer closed. This review has been kept up for posterity’s sake. Craftheads has been open since September 2009, sprung up from Bar Sal in Kawasaki, and is located about 10 minutes from the Hachiko exit at JR Shibuya station. Craftheads sells a mixture of Japanese and import craft beers, with over 20 taps at any one time, and …