Murmur Biiru Stand in Nikko, Tochigi

Murmur Beer Stand Front・マァマー ビールスタンドフロント

Murmur Biiru Stand The Bottom Line While the beer at Murmur Biiru Stand is not world class, or anything to really rave about, it does offer up a nice little spot to have a couple of beers after a hard day’s walking, while chatting with some friendly locals too. While it is primarily a standing bar, there are some chairs …

Craft Beer Shop Doppo in Okayama, Okayama

Craft Beer Shop Doppo・クラフトビアショップ独歩

Craft Beer Shop Doppo The Bottom Line If you don’t mind drinking in food court with screaming kids and stressed out families, then Craft Beer Shop Doppo is a top-notch little spot to get some early beers in when you’re in Okayama. As you’re also able to get beers to takeaway, it’s a good place to pick up some local …

Beer Island in Okayama, Okayama

Beer Island Front・麦酒島フロント

Beer Island The Bottom Line Despite Beer Island being in the red light district, or so it seemed, of Okayama, I thought Beer Island was one of the better places – if not best place – in Okayama for a couple of cold, craft beers. The inside does look like something out of Japanese snack bar – because it is, …

Craft Beer House Schlenkerla in Okayama, Okayama

Craft Beer House Schlenkerla Front・クラフトビアハウス シュレンケルラフロント

Craft Beer House Schlenkerla The Bottom Line Craft Beer House Schlenkerla is a quaint little craft beer that is more than just a bar based on a smoked beer. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, though the bar owner’s perchant for standing and not moving or talking is a little unnerving at times. However, it is a little on the …

Craft Beer & Pizza Okura Brewery in Tenjin, Fukuoka

Craft Beer & Pizza Okura Brewery Front・地ビール&ピッツァ オークラブルワリーフロント

Craft Beer & Pizza Okura Brewery The Bottom Line Go to Craft Beer & Pizza Okura Brewery for the pizza, but the beer was pretty underwhelming to be honest after the ones I had at Fukuoka Craft. That’s not to say that Craft Beer & Pizza Okura Brewery is a bad place, it does what it’s supposed to do but …

World Beer Terminal Kaen in Kumamoto, Kyushu

World Beer Terminal Kaen Front・ワールドビアターミナルカエンフロント

World Beer Terminal Kaen The Bottom Line I was pleasantly surprised with World Beer Terminal Kaen – it had everything I wanted in a bar, and I would happily go back there again, just to sit on the huge balcony area and enjoy the sun setting down in the distance. The beers made by Diamond Brewing, the brewery for World …

Ohashi Denki in Kumamoto, Kyushu

Ohashi Denki Front・大橋電機フロント

Ohashi Denki The Bottom Line If you don’t mind walking for a bit, and are sure that Ohashi Denki is open then it’s a bar worthy of a visit. While Ohashi Denki isn’t really designed for sticking around – it’s standing room only here – there is more enough to keep you entertained with its quaint interior and friendly owner …

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Craft Beer Bar Oiseau in Kumamoto, Kyushu

Craft Beer Bar Oiseau Front・クラフトビールバーオワゾーフロント

Craft Beer Bar Oiseau The Bottom Line Craft Beer Bar Oiseau is everything I want in a craft beer bar, and no doubt you’ll enjoy it too if are in the area. The atmosphere is chilled and friendly, a good range of local craft beer on tap, and with some tasty food as well. To round-off the enjoyable experience, the …

Voyager Craft Beer & Book Bar in Kumamoto, Kyushu

Voyager Craft Beer & Book Bar Front・クラフトビール&ブックバーフロント

Voyager Craft Beer & Book Bar The Bottom Line I was expecting Voyager Craft Beer & Book Bar to be one thing – i.e. a taproom fro Voyager Craft Beer in the area – but it turned out to be something else, and I rather enjoyed it there. It was a shame that it was so quiet on the day that …

Beer Bar Ble’ Ble’ in Kumamoto, Kyushu

Ble' Ble' ・ブレブレ

Beer Bar Ble’ Ble’ The Bottom Line If it wasn’t for the outright smoking across the bar, then Beer Bar Ble’ Ble’ would come highly recommended – it’s a shame as both inside and outside are very comfortable and relaxing. In spite of this, Beer Bar Ble’ Ble’ does a good job in promoting local craft beer and with the …