Bakushu Club Popeye

Mayor: Baramba (1) | Taps: 70 | Bottles: 20+
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
hogfodder  (34) Washington | February 19, 2008| Updated December 18, 2008
The only place in Tokyo I simply had to go to twice. I was in town for the Tokyo Real Ale Festival on the same weekend, which Popeye is essentially the promoter of. The Japanese draft beer list was so impressive I couldnít do it all in one night. It was almost too good to be true, and I wondered if the selection was especially good just because the festival was that weekend so everybody was there and they pulled out all the stops. Regardless, if thatís how it is all the time at Popeye, I would consider this one of the essential beer bars in the world. Their ďdisplay kitchenĒ-style cask beer systems behind the bar are really cool. Staff was fabulous. Easily the best selection of Hakusekikan beers I found (though I think Ushi-Tora had more Baird). More importantly, Popeye had the greatest range of adventurous styles to choose from. Many of the bars have a lot of Ji-biru beers, but they are often all in the 4%-6% amber, pale, ESB range...kind of like US craft beer bars were 10-12 years ago. Not that you
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Baramba  (71) , 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  (501) 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  (472) 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
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
biirusaikou  (322) , | 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.
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  • 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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