Bakushu Club Popeye

Mayor: Baramba (1) | Taps: 70 | Bottles: 20+
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
OneBrewru  (2) , Japan | April 23, 2011
Popeyeís is easily the best beer bar Iíve been to in Japan, and certainly deserves a spot among the worldís best beer bars. Why? For starters, the atmosphere is great. Tucked away just a stoneís throw from Ryougoku station, the nondescript exterior might lead a few searching for some good brew to pass it by. But inside lies a traditional American pub style brewpub. Sleek counters, wooden tables, appropriate glassware and beer decor- and to top it all off, a huge list of the dayís available brews on tap. Yes, this is proper. The quality is phenomenal re the beers. Iím originally from the Bay Area and frequent quite a few of the craft beer mainstays there and I still see brews at Popeyeís from the US (and Europe) that I have never seen on tap. Not to mention the unrivaled Japanese craft beer selection. The service is attentive and helpful. I havenít gotten into any huge conversations with the staff yet BUT theyíve always been really quick to pour me a brew. And you kill the keg, get 9/10 of a beer- its on the house. Maybe with a complimentary appetizer (which has happened to me twice). Selection- Iíll just list a few Iíve gotten here on draft: Swan Lake Weizen Swan Lake Belgian IPA Swan Lake Golden Ale Vamp Imperial Black Ale Great Divide Oaked Yeti Imperial Stout Nogne 100 Cantillon Geuze (bottle) Mikkeller Nugget IPA Augst Winter White Ale The list goes on... usually 40 on draft and a bunch of bottles are available. The food is typical pub fare, but with a few extra treats thrown in. Hop infused sausages and emu sashimi are fresh in my memory. Value- expect to pay about $11/pint. Thatís actually good for Tokyo. And the food is a deal. All in all, if you are a craft beer head and are in Japan, you should not miss this for anything. It will be worth your while.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Baramba  (69) , Italy | June 14, 2016
nice place with huge selection
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
visionthing  (487) Oslo, Norway | April 17, 2016
Certainly a cool place and a must visit. Hardly relaxed, but interesting atmosphere. Good mixture of tourist (and probably expats) and local. Mostly attentive staff. Great selection of Japanese microbrew and tasty food.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Butters  (188) Richmond, Virginia | April 16, 2016
Really cool Japanese pub. Kinda blends an English pub with Japanese sensibility. A flight of ten beers is less than $20usd. The free otoshi was delicious. And the beers came within minutes of ordering, despite a packed house. Best selection I found in Japan, but definitely not as large as other first world countries. Definitely worth a visit if youíre in Tokyo though.
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 4/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
puren  (33) Starogard Gd., Poland | March 19, 2016
Twisted and very friendly service, huge selection of local and international beer.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
KansaiBeerLvrs  (471) Kyoto, Japan | December 29, 2015
---update 2015 Christmas time--- Man this place was a madhouse but oozed convivial good cheer with the master presiding over it all with a beneficent smile.

------ old review from 2009 visit ---- A must if you are visiting Tokyo, they have a tasting set which is great and a fantastic happy hour! During happy hour all beers on the menu marked with a crown come with a free half-dish of food - great value. As everyone says, probably the best selection of draft beer in Japan with friendly knowledgeable staff.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
kitayama_t  (3) , | November 13, 2015
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
beerap  (11) , | October 27, 2015
34
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 3/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 7/20
valandario  (2) , Sweden | October 7, 2015
78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
biirusaikou  (308) , | September 27, 2015
I guess all has been said about this legendary bar. Very popular and crowded place, go there early and enjoy happy hour (free snack with most beers). Widest tap list in town but prices are high and there are often lots of average fillers (Yoho, Coedo, Brimmer, Baird...). Their improving house beers are worth trying too (Strange Brewing). Atmosphere is love-or-hate, loud and crowded so a good place to socialize with new people but clearly not the place for a laid-back relaxing session. Service is quite good for how busy the place is. Visit at least once for the unique experience.
82
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
minihame2  (6) Oulu, Finland | August 28, 2015
Only a short visit because I had to catch the last train. Didnít try food so not rated. The selection is very impressive (71 taps), easily the best Iíve seen around here. They had a nice mix of Japanese brews, US beers and even some house brews to offer something for everyone. Service was alright but they seemed really busy so I didnít bother to chat too much. Some other people did though and the staff seemed to know what they were doing. I also got a discount coupon for the next visit which was a nice. Then onto the negatives. The place seems to be super popular, so itís very crowded and really loud. Also, as I mentioned the staff is really busy because of this so they can hardly keep you company. Better bring a friend or two along. They do have a small patio which might be better but I couldnít try it because it was raining. Next, the prices seemed a bit high to me, even by Tokyoís standards. With strong beers, youíre limited to 150 or 200ml servings which was a bit of a disappointment. They did have some sampler plates which seemed to be more reasonably priced (3 @ 600yen, 10 @ 1700yen i think?). Iím not a fan of the environment overall, but the selection is what sold it to me. Even though I didnít exactly enjoy my first visit, I will definitely pay them another one. Maybe itís better during earlier hours?

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