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Beer Available At Bakushu Club Popeye (arranged by most recent)
Outsider Muscat Barley Wine , Outsider Brewing Pitbull Barley Wine , Strange Brewing Love Potion 9 , Strange Brewing Pig Head IPA , Strange Brewing Golden Slumbers Pale Ale , Lagunitas A Little Sumpiní Sumpiní Ale 98, Elysian Dragonstooth Stout 99, Locobeer General Winter 64, Nasu Kogen Nine-Tailed Fox Barleywine 91, Strange Brewing Heart of Gold Pilsner , Minamishinshu Christmas Ale 80, Outsider Brewing Drunk Monk Tripel 91, Joyful Honda Preston Brown Ale , Shirayuki Blanche (Snow Blanche) 58, Fujizakura Heights Weizen 95, Breakside Toro Red 72, Yo-Ho Tokyo Black Porter 87, Rogue Farms Marionberry Braggot 81, Coedo Beniaka 41, Hopworks Kronan the Barbarian 73
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TimE (271) Tokyo, Japan | September 1, 2004| Updated April 3, 2009
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
An absolute must if you are in Tokyo. It is located within a couple of blocks from where sumo tournaments are held, which could be beneficially if you are just visiting Tokyo.
The interior is basic, but nice. The staff are attentive, quick and know their stuff (plus some of them can speak English to some degree). The beers are second to none with lots of Japanese micros, including some vintage barely wines. They also have three cask conditioned beers running at all times. Their international selection is not bad either with HOTD Fred and Adam on tap and a handful of Rogue beers.
Mr. Aoki the owner is very friendly and speak English quiet well (I think). There is an English menu and their happy hour special from 5-8 gives you a half order of food when you order certain pints on the menu.
The only downside to all of this is prices are VERY expensive compared to N. America. Expect to pay $7-8 US/Pint (incl. tax and no tip needed). However, if you save your pennies i
shoulderbroken (246) Tokyo, Japan | November 14, 2011| Updated February 26, 2015
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
First went here a few years ago when they advertised as 40 beers on tap, and now they are up to 70. A great place, particularly during their happy hour(s) (5-8) where if you buy certain beers you get a free tapas dish, making it better value for money. Got to go here if you are in Tokyo. Plenty of Japanese micros to choose from and some well chosen imports too. Could spend a fortune and get into a very bad way here! We got here about 5 minutes after opening and it was already filling up, but even at its busiest it didnít feel overcrowded, just a great atmosphere.
TBone (244) Pori, Finland | March 17, 2015
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
More like a restaurant with bar than a pub. Crowded with excellent selection of beers which are available on sample plates. Good place to spot Japanese micros. If you want a peaceful evening, donít come. Even personnel is boisterous. One of the must-go places in Tokyo for sure.
AndySnow (221) Stockholm, Sweden | March 25, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
More tourist centred than most beer bars in Tokyo. Menus in English and the staff understands English fairly well. Food was nice with a lot of small dishes, rather cheap or in the case of Happy Hour free with the beer. The tap selection is excellent, but donít change frequently. Not a problem when touristing, but not a place to go to every day. You can get a nice souvenir membership card. It is a nice pub with great service and a nice selection, but feels a bit too much for tourists and not genuine.
larsga (220) Oslo, Norway | April 4, 2007| Updated June 10, 2007
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
40 Japanese microbrews on tap, all of them, as far as I can tell, good. Being served Japanese microbrew on cask is likely to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Excellent service, ok food, and a nice place. What more really needs to be said? If you want to try Japanese microbrew, this is the place to go.
gyllenbock (208) Stockholm, Sweden | August 26, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Ernest (189) Boulder, Colorado | November 13, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
omhper (187) TyresŲ, Sweden | February 20, 2014
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
abemorsten (159) MosterÝy, Norway | March 10, 2009
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
More japanese craft beers on tap than you will have time to sample at once. I do recommend the BIG sampler with 10 x 20 cl. They where kind enough to let me have them served one by one since I kept a record of what I was having. Friendly knowledgable staff and enthusiastic beer sampling guests along the bar. The owner was a true beer lover who immediately pointed me in the direction of one of the finest brews Iíve ever tasted - a barley wine from Niwa. A beer moment to remember...
Didnít have any food, although it looked good.
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Stew41 (157) Woodend, Australia | June 17, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 17/20
Easily claims a rightful place as one of the best craft beer barson the planet. A little off the tourist beat but itís only 2 minutes from Ryogoku station which is on the JR Chuo line so shouldnít be too hard. Assualted by a legion of staff in such a lovingly polite and warm way that only the Japanese can do. Whilst there are 70 beers on tap you will likely only focus of 45 - 50 (that is if you are here for a drink and not to tick) given the remainder are small pours (100 to 180ml) at around 800 yen. Of course probably fair enough given they are high end high abv styles. The happy hour deal (ie free smal plates of certain beers) is awesome. Worth getting here early as it seems to fill up quickly. Never have I ever experienced such an upbeat friendly vibe (Romeís Football pub runs a very close and honest second).
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