Bakushu Club Popeye | Tokyo,
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Bakushu Club Popeye
World Class based on 57 ratings
Type: Bar

2-18-7 Ryogoku, Sumida-ku
Tokyo, Japan 130-0026 [ print map ]
03 3633 2120

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Hours: 17:00-23:30; Closed Sundays


Mayor: Thisis12ptfont (2) | Taps: 70 | Bottles: 20+


Bakushu Club Popeye

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Beer Available At Bakushu Club Popeye (arranged by most recent)
Hitachino Nest Ancient Nipponia 90, Coedo Session IPA 78, Baird Suruga Bay Imperial IPA 96, Nasu Kogen Nine-Tailed Fox Barleywine 88, Mikkeller X-mas Porter 2013 Via Til Fra (Via To From) 98, Swan Lake Big Daddy Imperial Red Ale 72, Brimmer Imperial Porter , Baird Divine Vamp III 86, Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA 99, Oh! La! Ho Thunderbolt 71, Yo-Ho Tokyo Black Porter 90, Hitachino Nest New Year Celebration Ale 95, Joyful Honda Preston Stout , Ise Kadoya Triple Hop Pale Ale 58, Echigo Premium Red Ale 56, Outsider Brewing Mountain Barley Wine , Joyful Honda Preston IPA 67, Brimmer American IPA , Hitachino Nest Dai Dai IPA 67, Hitachino Nest Amarillo Fresh
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57 reviews for Bakushu Club Popeye
 Ambiance  86%
 Service  89%
 Selection  93%
 Food  69%
 Value  75%
 Overall  90%
 Rating  99%
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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.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
melush  (20) , Spain | June 2, 2014| Updated July 11, 2014
Good restaurant with an awesome selection of japanese craft beers on tap. Poor and extremely expensive selection of non-japanese beers. Food is ok. Complimentary food with some beers from the tap list if you order before 8pm. If you are an IPA lover you can find some little treasures like Baird Beer Suruga Bay IPA and Coedo Session IPA.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
borre_m  (15) , Norway | May 22, 2014
The place is located right by the sumo arena. A very good selection of beers. Food is ok, but the place gets crowded. Knowledgable staff.
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 20/20
JohnRMurdoch  (301) Glasgow, Scotland | March 31, 2014
Amazing place with 76 beers on tap. Close to Ryogoku Railway station in a side street. Very busy, enthusiastic service, standard Tokyo prices, western music played, English Premier league football on TV, English beer menu & staff speak English. Great atmosphere. The place to go for beer in Tokyo.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
omhper  (175) TyresŲ, Sweden | February 20, 2014
Second visit in 2014. Bloody hell, what a place on a good day when itís not crazy busy. Seemingly endless supply f keg and cask Japanese micros. Not one of the were off. Yeah, they do food - good food too, but I hardly could lift my eyes from the beer list. Great service. World class.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138  (132) Falls Church, Virginia | February 6, 2014
Came here after spending a good few hours in Akihabara during my October 2013 trip. Once you find the street itís on, itís hard to miss with the giant glowing pint glass on the exterior. Kind of a small bar area though seating wasnít an issue, though I did go within an hour of them opening Monday night. Very nice selection of draft beers along with a few casks. Ordering seems to be mostly through the servers rather than the bartender, both were very nice despite the language barrier. Didnít order food but received a complimentary small plate of beef stew or something of the sort, pretty tasty. Complimentary food with beers during happy hour though I ordered smaller sizes which donít seem applicable for that offer. Food seemed like mostly pub fare along with some Japanese and Italian style dishes. Customers seemed to be a mix of locals and foreigners. I prefer Craftheads in Shibuya but would like to return here on my next trip for another try.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris  (355) Burnaby, British Columbia | December 15, 2013
Sometimes too much of a good thing is bad. This place has a huge selection, is chaotic busy and service is crazy. Although it has everything a beer geek wants, sitting and drinking a beer itself is hard. Go, it is fun but hard to take seriously. Also on the pricey side.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Ernest  (165) Boulder, Colorado | November 13, 2013
Visited in spring of 2008 and could have sworn Iíd already rated it. I came here three times during my visit to Japan, and it was absolutely one of the best beer places Iíve ever been. The service is INSANE, but part of the reason for that is simply the Japanese culture; people were incredibly polite and respectful everywhere I went, but especially so here. One of the nights I asked one of the bartenders where to get sushi in the area (since I hadnít had any since Kyoto), and after some discussion amongst themselves, the guy ESCORTS ME down the street a few blocks and opens the door to a sushi restaurant. I kept saying repeatedly that he didnít have to do that, just give me basic directions and Iíll find it myself. Nope, he walked me out in his formal attire. Unreal. On top of that? They invited me to participate in a private beer judging on-site on off-hours! And yes, I went, and I think out of pure respect they picked my favorite as the overall winner. Is this even reality? Fantastic selection, AMAZING people, and just plain one (three) of the all-time best beer experiences Iíve ever had in my life. I hope very much to return someday.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
gyllenbock  (160) Stockholm, Sweden | August 26, 2013
Visited on a Tuesday evening in August 2013. The place was crowded so we were forced to sit outside in the very hot evening. I only tried four beers due to jetlag, but I must say that I really liked this place. Cozy with a very friendly staff, even the owner came out to greet us. The selection was very good, a lot of japanese beers that I had never heard of. They also have some American/Belgian beers, but who travels all the way to Tokyo drink American/Belgian beer? Prices were good, cheaper than in Stockholm. That was a nice suprise! I also liked the concept of free food during happy hour between 5 pm to 8 pm. A must visit when visiting Tokyo, easy to find, close to the Ryogoku Station.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
john_henry  (14) , | August 6, 2013
Not just my favourite craft bar in Japan, but one of my favourites in the world. Absolutely awesome. If you can only visit one place in Japan, make it Popeye.
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
yblosc59  (24) Lille, France | July 12, 2013
Very happy to have been there to celebrate my birthday. I discovered many Japanese beers that I enjoyed very much. Happy Hour beers with something to eat on the side is a great idea. Prices are normal Tokyo prices so a bit more than in Europe even for local beers. Overall great staff, great beers and great fun!

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