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 …

Fukuoka Craft in Fukuoka, Kyushu

Fukuoka Craft Front・フクオカクラフトフロント

Fukuoka Craft The Bottom Line If you like craft beer and/or Mexican food, and you’re in Fukuoka, then get on over to Fukuoka Craft. For the short amount of time in Fukuoka, I definitely enjoyed Fukuoka Craft the most and would happily go there again as it offers up everything I want in a craft beer bar – good beer, …

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 …

Craft Beer Station in Shizuoka, Shizuoka

Craft Beer Station Front・クラフトビアステーションフロント

Craft Beer Station The Bottom Line If all bars were as friendly and as warming as Craft Beer Station then I’d never be able to leave. While the prices are on the more expensive side for Shizuoka they do thankfully include tax in the price, the atmosphere and generosity of both the bar man and the other customers could not …

Standout Coffee & Beer in Shizuoka, Shizuoka

Standout Front・スタンドアウトフロント

Standout Coffee & Beer The Bottom Line With the plethora of craft beer bars in Shizuoka, it’s hard to standout (excuse the pun), but the varied tap list and beer flight option help Standout Coffee & Beer standout a little from the crowd. Besides that, and the option of Mexican food helps make it a worthwhile visit here. The whole …

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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 …

Golden Gate Hamburger and Craft Beer in Okachimachi, Tokyo

Golden Gate Hamburger and Craft Beer Front・ゴールデンゲートフロント

Golden Gate Hamburger and Craft Beer The Bottom Line Golden Gate is a peculiar place and I don’t know whether to recommend it or not. It’s got a quaint little atmosphere going on, with reasonably well-priced beers that have tax included and there is also no table charge either. However, it’s the unusual smoking rules that get my goat – …

Hanasaki Butcher’s Store in Sakuragicho, Yokohama

Hanasaki Butcher's Store Front・ハナサキ ブッチャーズ ストアフロント

Hanasaki Butcher’s Store The Bottom Line Calling Hanasaki Butcher’s Store a craft beer bar is a stretch by any imagination, but it’s still worth coming here for some cracking food and beers – as long as you eat meat. While there are some vegetarian options on the menu, there’s not going to be enough to really satisfy you. The whole …

Beer Bar Jan in Yotsuya, Tokyo

Beer Bar Jan Front ・ビールバーJANフロント

Beer Bar Jan The Bottom Line Beer Bar Jan is basically Biere Cave Jan Bar but located in Yotusya instead. It’s got the same atmosphere, the same kind of menus, the same kind of food. Even the bar manager is the same. The only thing that is different about it really is the number of taps. If you’re in the area, …

Swan Lake Pub Edo Shinjuku in Shinjuku, Tokyo

Swan Lake Pub Edo Shinjuku Front・スワンレイクパブエド修蔵 新宿店フロント

Swan Lake Pub Edo Shinjuku The Bottom Line Swan Lake Pub Edo Shinjuku is nothing like the other two branches in Kyobashi or Tamachi – it’s far more upmarket and not really aimed at craft beer drinkers. Instead, it’s aimed at the local office workers – as I found out on the day. While it follows a similar vein to …