484 Cafe in Fujisawa, Kanagawa

484 Cafe

484 Cafe One Paragraph Review I wanted to like 484 Cafe, I really did but it simply isn’t worth trekking out to Fujisawa for a beer, especially as the beer on tap, Baird Beer, can be found for cheaper and larger sizes elsewhere across Japan. Moreover, the fact that it isn’t advertised as Baird Beer either was disappointing. The food was …


Restaurant OH! LA! HO in Tomi, Nagano

Restaurant OH! LA! HO

Restaurant OH! LA! HO One Paragraph Review Restaurant OH! LA! HO is one of the best places to eat and drink beer in Japan. Of course, it’s a long way to go for most people and is only accessible by car or taxi from the nearest station, but if you’re in the area, then it comes highly recommended. Some spectacular …


Shinshu Osake Mura in Shimbashi, Tokyo

Shinshu Osake Mura Front

Shinshu Osake Mura One Paragraph Review Quite simply, if you’re in the Tokyo area and looking for beer, then Shinshu Osake Mura has to be on your list of places to go. It’s cheap, close to the station, non-smoking, includes tax in the price, has a huge variety of beers for sale, open all-day, and has a great atmosphere. Moreover, join …


Umaya no Shokutaku in Bashamichi, Yokohama

Umaya no Shokutaku

Umaya no Shokutaku One Paragraph Review If you want to try the range of beers from Yokohama Brewery in the best condition, then there is no better location than at Umaya no Shokutaku. The inclusion of tax in the prices, the reasonable prices of beers, and the chilled atmosphere makes it a good little place to come along to as well. There …

TBE Brewing in Ebisu, Tokyo

TBE Brewing Outside

TBE Brewing One Paragraph Review TBE Brewing got us caught in with the ¥100 (plus tax) craft beers on the opening weekend but the regular prices for medium and large beers are standard for Tokyo craft beer bars it seems. The lack of inclusion of tax in the prices and table charge meant our bill increased at the final moment …

Yona Yona Beer Works in Omotesando, Tokyo

Yona Yona Beer Works Outside

Yona Yona Beer Works One Paragraph Review If you’re a fan of Yo-Ho Brewing and it’s beers, then Yona Yona Beer Works is worth a visit if you’re in the area since the Brimmer Beer Box closed down and has a left a hole in the craft beer bar scene in Omotesando. With the inclusion of tax in the prices …


Burger Mania Ebisu in Ebisu, Tokyo

Burger Mania Ebisu TL;DR With tasty hamburgers and a wide range of beers, Burger Mania Ebisu could be a great place to sit and chat in a chilled atmosphere, but the prices are very expensive for beers that can be found for cheaper up in Shibuya. The non-smoking area means that you can enjoy the beers and food though without the …

Closed: Wiz Craft Beer and Food in Awajicho, Tokyo

Wiz Craft Beer and Food Front

Editor’s Note: Wiz Craft Beer and Food closed down in May 2020. This review has been kept up for posterity’s sake. Wiz Craft Beer and Food opened in July 2015 and is a place I’ve been meaning to visit for a while now, but a trip to the UK and sick kids meant that it wasn’t possible until one bright, …

IR Second House in Minato, Tokyo

IR Second House Front

IR Second House, or as they style themselves I|R Second House (still yet to work out how to do the vertical bar on an English mac), is an upmarket craft beer house located near Shirokanedai station in Minato-ku, Tokyo. I had the best intentions of going in a sober state; however, I had met up with some friends in Transit a …


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 …