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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 87, 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 98, Oh! La! Ho Thunderbolt 71, Yo-Ho Tokyo Black Porter 89, Hitachino Nest New Year Celebration Ale 95, Joyful Honda Preston Stout , Ise Kadoya Triple Hop Pale Ale 58, Echigo Premium Red Ale 55, Outsider Brewing Mountain Barley Wine , Joyful Honda Preston IPA 67, Brimmer American IPA , Hitachino Nest Dai Dai IPA 62, Hitachino Nest Amarillo Fresh
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hogfodder (34) Seattle, Washington | February 19, 2008| Updated December 18, 2008
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
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
melush (27) , Spain | June 2, 2014| Updated July 11, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
borre_m (19) , Norway | May 22, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
JohnRMurdoch (306) Glasgow, Scotland | March 31, 2014
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 20/20
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.
omhper (178) 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.
GenDV138 (145) Falls Church, Virginia | February 6, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Ferris (552) Burnaby, British Columbia | December 15, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Ernest (165) 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.
gyllenbock (183) 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.
john_henry (14) , | August 6, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
yblosc59 (24) Lille, France | July 12, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
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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