Japan > Yokohama
ClubBelgique (18) Connecticut | June 8, 2015
70 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
First of all, the T-shirt (F - Thrash Zone Yokohama B- Extreme Beer Only) is a must. A tiny bar that is very hard to find, they brew their own as well as a selection of others (Green Flash at the time). Metal playing on TVs continuously, it IS the Thrash Zone after all. Very courteous owner, we emailed Koichi-san to find the freaking place as Google Maps had us off by a block or so.
GenDV138 (269) Falls Church, Virginia | December 25, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty small bar not too far from Yokohama Station. Stayed at Hotel Camelot while in Yokohama so it was a convenient 5 minute walk. Actually visited twice in the same day, once after 3 PM and again around 10 PM.
Small beer list with 5 of their house beers on at the time and 1 guest beer (Green Flash) on. Half and full pints available for pretty good prices. Beers are higher ABV except for their Frontside Grind collaboration which was under 4%.
Food is just french fries with a choice of sauce. Fries seem to be hand-cut and were pretty tasty. Tried them with the West Coast IPA mayo which mostly just tasted like regular mayo.
Friendly service, the bearded bartender that was working at 3 PM was friendly but pretty quiet. At 10 PM, there was a different bartender who I assume is the owner. Good service with him too and he was happily chatting with the locals/regulars.
Well worth a stop in Yokohama, maybe bring a buddy or two to help tackle the beers if youíre looking to rate everything.
lobsterinc (3) , | September 28, 2014
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
I guess I like "extreme" beers because I loved the selection here. The bar has a nice lively atmosphere, with some people stopping in for a quick drink and others settled in for a long session. The food menu is limited to french fries, but these are nicely prepared and come with a choice of sauce so you get a bit of variety on repeat visits.
Iím not a big fan of heavy metal, but I didnít mind the music; it added a certain energy to the atmosphere. The bartender was friendly enough without overdoing it. My favorite beer bar in Yokohama so far.
biirusaikou (208) , | July 22, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
A legendary temple for beer loving metalheads! As soon as you cross the door, you enter the Thrash Zone with its underground livehouse/studio vibe. Great selection of tasty house hopbombs (for an unbeatable 700 yen a pint) and top-notch West Coast hoppy brews. Extreme beers match well with the Thrash metal live videos rocking the place \m/ Can get a bit out of control late in the evening with alcohol flowing but all in good spirit like in a festival moshpit :)
KansaiBeerLvrs (322) Kyoto, Japan | December 31, 2013
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Another disappointment of my trip, I donít know if I did or said something but while I was with friends of the owner/bartender who introduced me I never got a smile out of the guy, hell he barely spoke to me. I heard he can sometimes be moody like that, I definitely caught him in some kind of mood. Anyways, after being told it is a tiny standing place I was surprised by the high ceilings in a bare bones concrete room with a long L-shaped bar that comfortably seats 20. The area behind the bar is quite large a good 1-2m so you might not get a seat but can probably find a place to stand. I like metal, hell I met Kerry King & Megadeth so the music was cool just the service was a shocking disappointment. Good beer though.
Ferris (793) Burnaby, British Columbia | December 8, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Metal heads rejoice. Music although there isnít too loud, which sounds odd from a metal bar. Huge non smoking bar and pretty much nothing else but screens showing metal. 6% and lower beers are note here! only big boys. Prices very reasonable and cheap for their stuff.
Travlr (1869) Washington, Washington DC | September 4, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Unfortunately this was our last stop on a long and tiring day. Still fun, with a very solid beer selection and - you guessed it - heavy metal. Would like to come back when I have a second wind.
Tonkun (83) New Jersey | August 30, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Small place. Limited selection. Mostly their own beers, which are ok. they donít take cards. Owner not friendly nor helpful. But quiet with rock music. Good atmosphere to come here alone to enjoy beer
tarosa (2) Setagayaku, Tokyo, Japan | August 22, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
There is extreme beer only for diehard metalheads.
AndySnow (217) Stockholm, Sweden | April 1, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Small place. Metal music played on vinyl. A selection of their own beers and other micros. Was rather tired when I got there so didnít get to appreciate it as much as I wanted to. A different place well worth a drop by.
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