Craftman Gotanda in Gotanda, Tokyo

Craftman Gotanda Front

Craftman Gotanda One Paragraph Review With 31 taps, Craftman Gotanda has something for everyone – if it wasn’t for the sly charges that aren’t mentioned before you step in. With tax not included and a table charge of ¥324, two or three beers with a friend can easily cost over ¥6000 without realising. Moreover, there is no English menu and …

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 …

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Drunken Ramblings #5: Mysterious Charges

After being fed up with poor servings of craft beer and prices, another rant has reared its ugly head – table charges and other mysterious prices. Now, I know that drinking beer in bars is more expensive than drinking at home – impulse-buying of special bottles, tabs to settle and such- and I don’t mind paying a thousand yen a …

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 …

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 …

Closed: Hops125 in Ebisu

Hops125 Ebisu

Editor’s Note: Hops125 has closed. This review has been kept up for posterity’s sake. Hops125 is an enigma of a place. I had to get that out of my system before I carry on writing. Located on a side street around Ebisu station, Hops125 seems like it has been around for ages yet I’ve only ventured in there twice, perhaps …