Bakushu Club Popeye | Tokyo,
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Bakushu Club Popeye
World Class based on 64 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: jc1762 (4) | Taps: 70 | Bottles: 20+


Bakushu Club Popeye

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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 99, 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 71, Yo-Ho Tokyo Black Porter 88, Rogue Farms Marionberry Braggot 87, Coedo Beniaka 42, Hopworks Kronan the Barbarian 79
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64 reviews for Bakushu Club Popeye
 Ambiance  85%
 Service  89%
 Selection  92%
 Food  70%
 Value  74%
 Overall  88%
 Rating  99%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
hogfodder  (34) Seattle, 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
76
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
Sevenlee  (72) Central Coast, NSW, Australia | April 6, 2015
Excellent place in Tokyo. I like how the focus is on the Japanese stuff and not just flogging off all international stuff although there is plenty of that, too. The food is great and service is also great. Definitely check it out.
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
TBone  (242) Pori, Finland | March 17, 2015
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.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
jc1762  (25) Tokyo, Japan | March 8, 2015
Stopped by on a Saturday night. Despite it being rainy and poor weather the place was packed. Iíd recommend a reservation. If you stop by more often, you may want to get a memberís card (I got one! So rbíers, donít hesitate to drop me a line if youíre in town) The beers are unfortunately quite large pours (9 oz or so) so sampling is not really possibly unless you have a few people and go for the 10 glass sampler. Prices are typically Tokyo prices for 500-700 yen for the 9 oz pours. Selection can be hit or miss but last time they had fresh Ballast Pointís Victory at Sea on tap. They also have a small bottle shop in front that may be worth your time if youíre looking to take stuff home. Food is mostly pub food but good enough to keep you full. My only complaint is that everyone is placed practically shoulder to shoulder together and itís rough to move around even a bit.
80
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 3/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
willisread  (30) Tokyo, Japan | March 4, 2015
Most amount of taps in Tokyo. Service was amazing for how packed the place was. Food was severely underwhelming, but letís be honest weíre all hear for the beer. Quite cramped without much room between tables. They were out of quite a bit that I wanted to order, so going early is probably recommended. A little on the pricey side. A must-go based on selection but once is probably enough.
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
xlts  (21) Warsaw, Poland | February 22, 2015
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
frankipa  (6) Montreal, | February 9, 2015
Deserves its ranking among Japanese craft beer bars. MUST stop place in Tokyo.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
EdKing  (153) London, England | November 7, 2014
Finally got to Popeyeís after coming to Tokyo many times over the last few years and it didnít disappoint. At a time when the craft beer scene has seen a proflieration of new bars, Popeyeís still tops the lot. For one simple reason. It has a huge amount of Japanese micros on tap plus a range of American imports. Yes itís pricey, but in a couple of hours I had five beers, three of which were some of the best Iíve had in Japan and one of which was a new all time favourite Japanese beer. Go between 5-8 and you get a complimentary food dish with each beer ordered. Itís very busy but a great place to meet people, especially if you are alone. Service is outstanding and the regulars are also very friendly and knowledgable. I got some great advice on beers to order.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
melush  (32) , 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.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
borre_m  (24) , 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  (326) 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.

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