Number 6 in Nihonbashi, Tokyo

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Number 6 The Bottom Line I enjoyed Number 6 a lot – more so than I expected and I wholeheartedly look forward to going again there soon as it has everything you could possibly want in a decent craft beer bar. Considering the bar is located in one of Tokyo’s more expensive districts, the prices were very reasonable and also …

Craft Beer Bar iBrew Ebisu in Ebisu, Tokyo

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Craft Beer Bar iBrew Ebisu The Bottom Line It’s great to have some cheap craft beer in what seems to be Tokyo’s newest area for craft beer bars. Craft Beer Bar iBrew Ebisu doesn’t stray from the tried-and-tested formula of cheap craft beer with slightly expensive food, but then that’s what works for people. While some branches of the chain …

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Brunton’s in Ishikawacho, Kanagawa

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Brunton’s The Bottom Line It’s great to see a place styled like Brunton’s, more in tune with its surroundings and with some character, and I wanted to like Brunton’s – but the prices for the beer and food left me feeling a bit like I was paying for the style of the bar, rather than actually for the beers. The …

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Craft Beer Bar iBrew Akihabara in Akihabara, Tokyo

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Craft Beer Bar iBrew Akihabara The Bottom Line If you have a winning formula, why change it? Craft Beer Bar iBrew Akihabara does exactly the same thing as the other bars, but to a larger scale and brings some much needed cheaper craft beer to an area in danger of becoming gentrified. If you’ve been to any other branch of …

Matsumoto Brewery Taproom in Matsumoto, Nagano

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Matsumoto Brewery Taproom The Bottom Line Matsumoto Brewery Taproom is a great little place in an area of Nagano that is deadly in need of some decent craft beer bars. The main downside to Matsumoto Brewery Taproom, at the time of writing, is the hours that the bar is open; however, if you take a walk around Matsumoto then it’s …

Where to Drink During The Day in Tokyo

For a country that seems to be rampant with alcohol, it’s a surprise that not more places are open before work is over for the day in Japan. While people have things to do, it’s always nice to knock off work early, go down the pub, and have a couple of quiet beers, then go home. However, in Japan, that …

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Beer Brain in Omotesando, Tokyo

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Beer Brain The Bottom Line If you’re looking for a no-frills bar with cheap beer in Tokyo, then Beer Brain is right up your street – if you don’t mind the walk from Harajuku or Omotoesando station. The beers are cold and cheap – perhaps the cheapest we’ve seen in Tokyo – and the prices include tax. There is no table charge as …

Big Love Records in Harajuku, Tokyo

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Big Love Records One Paragraph Big Love Records is a great little change from the craft beer chains popping up over Tokyo, don’t go expecting a cheap few drinks nor a bar open late into the night. The beer prices are the usual for a Tokyo craft beer bar considering the size, and there is a cool atmosphere as you listen …

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Swan Lake Pub Edo in Kyobashi, Tokyo

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Nested amongst the high righ buildings that surround the Yaesu exit of Tokyo station is Swan Lake Pub Edo, Swan Lake Beer’s own taproom, supplying the business workers with decent beer that perhaps don’t know the difference between a Asahi and a Kirin. Opened in 2012, Swan Lake Pub Edo was opened to celebrate Swan Lake Beer’s 15th anniversary and has proven to be …