Hops and Herbs in Kofu, Yamanashi

Hops and Herbs Logo

Hops and Herbs One Paragraph Review If you’re ever in the Kofu area and looking for some craft beer, then look no further. Hops and Herbs is definitely on the list of places you should visit, besides the temples and waterfalls in the area. The bar has free wifi, no table charge, all prices include tax, and is non-smoking. What …

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Baird Bashamichi Taproom in Kannai, Yokohama

Baird Bashamichi Taproom Front

Baird Bashamichi Taproom One Paragraph Review Baird Bashamichi Taproom is another great place by Baird Beer to try some of their craft beers on draft, along with some delicious food. It can get a bit pricey if you are not careful but as tax is included in the price and no table charge is added on, then that gives you a …

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TY Harbor Brewery in Tennozu Isle, Shinagawa

TY Harbor Outside

  TY Harbor Brewery The Bottom Line TY Harbor Brewery comes across as a fancy place that just doesn’t seem to have the philosophy of craft beer in the way it does business. It’s a place with large, grandiose goals but the prices for beer and food left me feeling cold when I knew it was cheaper elsewhere. TY Harbor Brewery The …

DevilCraft Hamamatsucho in Tokyo

Devilcraft Hamamatsucho Front

DevilCraft Hamamatsucho One Paragraph Review DevilCraft Hamamatsucho is well-worth a visit for some Japanese craft beer and pizza; however, come between the happy hours if you want to save some cash. For those worried about the language barriers, the menus are written in both English and Japanese and the majority of the staff speak English and Japanese too. and if you …

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Craft Beer Bar iBrew in Yurakucho/Ginza, Tokyo

Craft Beer Bar iBrew

What is a dive bar? I had never heard of one before this place as growing up in the U.K. meant that I was well-protected, aka ignorant, from American idiosyncrasies and their associations. Craft Beer Bar iBrew is a dive bar. Now I’ve been there, I know what it means. A run down shack that is frequented by well-dressed customers who like …

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Nakameguro Taproom in Nakameguro, Tokyo

Nakameguro Taproom

Nakameguro Taproom One Paragraph Review Nakameguro Taproom is well worth visiting if you’re in the area, with good beer at reasonable prices and a decent atmosphere conducive to a fun night out drinking. Paired with pizza, Nakameguro Taproom is a viable alternative for other pizza places in Tokyo, as long as you can get over the amount of wood in the …

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Closed: Craftheads Craftbeer in Shibuya, Tokyo

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Closed: Craftheads Craftbeer closed. This review has been kept up for posterity’s sake. Craftheads has been open since September 2009, sprung up from Bar Sal in Kawasaki, and is located about 10 minutes from the Hachiko exit at JR Shibuya station. Craftheads sells a mixture of Japanese and import craft beers, with over 20 taps at any one time, and …

Campion Ale in Asakusa, Tokyo

Campion Ale Shop

Campion Ale, located three minutes from Tawaramachi on the Ginza line, one stop before Asakusa, is an example of a new breed of brewpubs opening up across Tokyo. These brewpubs make and serve their own beer on the premises, allowing thirsty drinkers to see the whole process of milling the malt through brewing and fermentation, right up to serving the …

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Good Beer Faucets in Shibuya, Tokyo

Goodbeer Faucets Front

Good Beer Faucets The Bottom Line Good Beer Faucets is leading the way forward in terms of affordable craft beer in Tokyo and other bars could certainly learn a lot from it. The cracking happy hour deal makes drinking some craft beer in one of the busiest parts of Tokyo cheaper than expected and for that alone, Good Beer Faucets …