Yokohama Bay Brewing Totsuka in Totsuka, Kanagawa

Yokohama Bay Brewing Totsuka Front

Yokohama Bay Brewing Totsuka The Bottom Line If you’re a train spotter and like beer, then you’ve got the perfect place to sit and do both at Yokohama Bay Brewing Totsuka. On the other hand, if you just like beer then you’ve also got a good choice, but it’s a bit out of the ways for most people to get …

Tsukuba Brewing Pebbles in Tsukuba, Ibaraki

Tsukuba Brewing Pebbles Front

Tsukuba Brewing Pebbles The Bottom Line There isn’t much in the Tsukuba area, so Tsukuba Brewing Pebbles has the local brewing scene kind of sewn up really. However, the beers were drinkable, which can be a rarity for a relatively new brewery, well priced, and came in decent sizes. The whole place is non-smoking and has a small outside drinking …

YYG Factory in Chiba, Chiba

YYG Factory Front

YYG Factory The Bottom Line Out of the two locations that YYG have, I preferred this branch over the Yoyogi one. The atmosphere was nice and chilled, there was a decent selection of beers on tap with enough variety to keep everyone happy, even though the glasses were on the small size, and the servings were. However, the food is …

Makuhari Brewery in Makuhari, Chiba

Makuhari Brewery Front

Makuhari Brewery The Bottom Line If you live, or shopping, in the vicinity of Makuhari Brewery, then you’ve got somewhere to get beer from, but personally I wouldn’t travel this far to the middle of nowhere to come here. Makuhari Brewery does offer up a nice relaxing atmosphere for some family time with food and beers, and a cozy coffee …

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 …