Gremlin in Hatagaya, Tokyo

Gremlin Front

Gremlin The Bottom Line I had heard many things about Gremlin in the past, from craft beer fans, brewers, and brewery owners so the bar was never going to live up to my expectations. However, for what it is, it is a cozy little place in the basement of a shopping complex that has a decent range of well-served beers …

LaLaChai in Hatagaya, Tokyo

LaLaChai Front

LaLaChai The Bottom Line Hatagaya might not be on your list of places to go for craft beer, but LaLaChai should definitely be on your list you like Thai food or craft beer as it excels in both those areas. The atmosphere and friendliness of the staff was relaxing but not to the point of being annoying. The beers were …

Tokyo Aleworks Station Taproom Yurakucho in Yurakucho, Tokyo

Tokyo Aleworks Station Taproom Yurakucho

Tokyo Aleworks Station Taproom Yurakucho The Bottom Line It’s not often that I highly recommend a bar, but I do with Tokyo Aleworks Station Taproom Yurakucho – but please don’t call it T.A.S.T.Y. Tokyo Aleworks Station Taproom Yurakucho hits all the right spots for me with a craft beer bar – plenty of beers on tap, a decent variety of …

Ryuda in Yoyogi, Tokyo

Ryuda Front

Ryuda The Bottom Line If you have plenty of money to spare, and you’re looking for somewhere fancy to impress someone, a craft beer bar may not be your first choice. However, with Ryuda, you can pay a fortune for some beers that you can find cheaper less than 5 minutes walk away, and also get some food – while …

Craft Beer Tap Fam333 in Sendagaya, Tokyo

Craft Beer Tap333 Front

Craft Beer Tap Fam333 The Bottom Line I came here not expecting much but I ended up being pleasantly surprised – a warm, welcoming atmosphere, coupled with some top notch pours; however, the prices do leave a lot to be desired. While Craft Beer Tap Fam333 may not have the widest range of taps, there at least is some variety …

Best of The Bunch: Music

Music and Beer

We’re heading back to Kanto for this one but hear us out – sometimes you want to listen to some music as you drink your pint – loud enough to drown out the inane chatter of a drinker talking about the difference between an IPA and a double IPA (heard it!), someone talking to their date about cheese (heard that …

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Kanto’s Best Drinking Areas

Kanto’s Best Drinking Areas

We’re often asked about the best places to drink in Kanto – there’s plenty of craft beer to go around. If you’re a Patreon, then you already have access to personalised guides for ages here, but here’s a more general guide about areas for Kanto and some standout bars that come highly recommended. It’s not something that has been taken …

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Best of The Bunch: Closed

Closed_bars

They say you should never reminiscence on old loves, beers change, breweries develop new beers, and bars close. Since BeerTengoku has been up and online for over 6 years – an age in blogs it seems – we’ve seen a fair few close. Reasons are abound – lack of customers, being priced out of the area, or changing tastes. Someone …

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Hamayaki Sakaba Torohachi in Shibuya, Tokyo

Hamayaki Sakaba Torohachi・浜焼酒場トロハチフロント

Hamayaki Sakaba Torohachi The Bottom Line I was hoping for Hamayaki Sakaba Torohachi to be better than it was; however, the prices were way more than I was expecting for something so kitsch I guess. It does have a fun, izakaya-style quality to it, with scaffolding being used for “second” floor seating in some places. Moreover, the whole place is …

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Tachinomi Beer Boy Shibuya in Shibuya, Tokyo

Tachinomi Beer Boy Shibuya Front・立飲みビールボイ渋谷フロント

Tachinomi Beer Boy Shibuya The Bottom Line Like it’s older sibling in Tachinomi Beer Boy in Naka-Meguro, Tachinomi Beer Boy Shibuya tweaks the tried-and-tested idea of Craft Beer Market to create something different, and it works. The casual atmosphere of being able to pop in for a quick beer, without the hassle of waiting for a seat, or having even to …