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Beer Available At The Griffon (arranged by most recent)
Sam1455 (3) , France | September 30, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice bar with a good selection of japanese beer on tap (about 15). A bit pricey (as most bar in Tokyo) and the staff donít speak english. If you stay in Shibuya, you should stop by there.
KyotoLefty (503) Kyoto, Japan | May 12, 2009| Updated January 24, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Lots of beer, some of them very hard to find Japanese micros, though served way too cold. Pricey; rather uninteresting businessman crowd, and the manager is a bit unfriendly. Well worth a stop but not one of my favorites. They do have an interesting list of beers that you canít find elsewhere in Tokyo. Served way too cold, though. Still.
chuwy (26) , Japan | March 11, 2009
60 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Good amount of beer here, about 13 or so taps, often with hard to find beers on. However, a combination of the unusual beers being unusual or hard to find because they are not necessarily very good and the beers which you CAN find elsewhere and can get cheaper make this bar hard to justify going to very often. When you take into account the sometimes smoky and often lifeless atmosphere and the unattentive, lifeless service, then the argument to go here loses appeal. I canít ignore that this place does have a large variety of beer and so there is a good chance that there will be at least one beer for everyone in the group or you could try something new. but be prepared to pay for it.
Havenít been back here for a long time. Website isnít updated very often.
buzzoven (4) , Japan | February 11, 2009
50 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 8/20
Positives: close to Shibuya station, really large tap selection with a nice selection of hard to find beers in Japan. good sausage platter. Negatives: overpriced, smoking, terrible atmosphere, understaffed on the night I was there. Itís a draw...worth a beer or two.
Capa (278) Manama, Bahrain | January 7, 2009
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 12/20
Decent size for a Shibuya area beer bar. Plenty of stuff on tap that Iíd never seen before, some of it good, some of it I hope to never see again. Pricey, but it is Shibuya. Pretty solid service from the bartenders kept me in beer all night. Itís main draw is the easy to find location and odd beers from around Japan, so Iím sure Iíll be back.
TimE (264) Tokyo, Japan | January 1, 2009| Updated February 11, 2009
66 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Fairly spacious pub with a chain pub feel to it, though it is not connected with any other pub, though the manager/owner? used to work at the Grafton, though the names are similar they is no official connection between the two pubs other than it confuses people to think they are connected. 14 taps with 17 on the weekend. The selection is completely random and management seems to focus on rare craft beers (even putting the kanji for rare beside beers on the list!). However, rare doesnt necessarily mean good and prices are high, 900 yen for 330ml sizes (one size only). The atmosphere is the main issue. I feel like I am drinking at a chain pub establishment and people drinking there arent excited about what they are drinking. Nor do they seem to really care. Still it certainly should get credit for having such a big rotating range of craft beers and trying at least to promote the industry. A must on a Shibuya crawl.
Update: Had a somewhat bad experience there last night and my entire beer
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