Asagaya Bakushu Kobo

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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken  (328) Tokyo, Japan | February 8, 2013| Updated January 28, 2016
Related to Koenji Bakushu Kobo, I think this is run by the brother of the Koenji brewer. Similar kind of look to the place, lots of wood, nice and comfortable. The beers here are in a similar vein to Koenji too, but here on my last visit they had an 10% imperial stout, the like of which I have never seen at Koenji. Split over two floors and a rooftop terrace area. The ground floor is the bar area and 2nd floor a restaurant with a •1490 all you can eat buffet (goes down to •990 if you have more than 3 beers) and some more seating. In addition to their own beers they have a few macros but of course they are not that interesting. They have a slightly strange system of giving you a ticket on a neckband which they stamp as you get drinks. This is then used to work out how much you owe when you settle up at the end. I quite like it for some reason. Pretty easy to find from Asagaya JR station. Just carry on North up the main road and it is on your right not too far after a footbridge. Prices for beers are pretty good. Decent size mugs range from •390 to •590. The stronger imperial stout is •490 but comes in a smaller teacup sized glass. Still good value though. Buffet is good too. Beers are named by style and also given a month and number to identify the batch. Some are still a work in progress I feel, but still well worth the reasonably short trip out from Shinjuku.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs  (472) Kyoto, Japan | December 30, 2015
First off the ratebeer map is completely wrong, I walked to that location from Koenji Kobo and found myself in the middle of nowhere among residential house. The brewpub is actually straight North of Asagaya Station along the East side of the road. Asagaya kobo seems to be farther from the station than the others but it is a straight 10min walk so youíre less likely to get lost. 2 floors so by far the biggest Kobo, it is warm and welcoming. Similar blond wood paneling and chill atmosphere.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Sokolov  (787) Moscow, Russia | November 5, 2015
One of 5 Kobo brewpubs on Chuo line (6th is comming in 2016). Each place is a bit different, so it makes a nice concept. Beer-wise you have 6-8 more or less same brews across all chain + 1-3 "local" brews. Beers are mostly good to very good. Overall I find it very nice concept for an evening pub-crawl - all places on the same line neighbor stations with easy walking distances from respective stations. So you have quality beers in different environment. All places are very simple though (but thatís what I like). Brown ale was the champion for me at this place.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou  (322) , | June 26, 2015
Decent local brewpub, a bit out of the way, good prices, quaffable house beers. Recipes seem to be a bit more adventurous than at other beer koboís. Had some decent pub-style snacks but the place seems really popular for a cheap all-you-can-eat deal which I have yet to try.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
willisread  (75) Tokyo, Japan | April 23, 2015| Updated February 6, 2016
Update: Beer quality is still not very good. Prices have somehow gone up though. Not a bad place at all to stop in for a beer after work on the way home. Very spacious with a rooftop garden. Beer prices are cheap. They usually have 6-8 beers on tap at a given time. The staff is really friendly and the ticket system thing that SB mentions below is kind of endearing. The beers can be hit or miss, but for the price itís a solid value and Iíve never had a "bad beer" here per se. I havenít tried the food yet. It seems as if they are doing monthly seasonals now as well. Check it out if you are in the area (one stop from Koenji).

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