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Beer Available At Bakushu Club Popeye (arranged by most recent)
Ise Kadoya Imperial Red Ale 85, Shiga Kogen IPA 90, Joyful Honda Preston IPA 72, Ise Kadoya Pale Ale 57, Noboribetsu (Oni Densetsu) Kiníoni Pale Ale 82, Shiga Kogen Pale Ale 73, Baird / Ishii / Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA 10.1% (2015) 97, Troubadour Imperial Stout 95, Green Flash West Coast IPA (2014-) 97, Ballast Point Victory at Sea 100, Baird Morning Coffee Stout 92, Hitachino Nest White Ale 87, Minamishinshu Christmas Ale 66, Ise Kadoya Hime White , Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat 38, Rogue Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout 99, Hitachino Nest New Year Celebration Ale 95, Malheur 12 98, Breakside Bourbon Barrel-Aged Sour Cherry Aztec , Rogue Imperial Stout 100
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defresh (16) , Japan | January 31, 2010| Updated March 10, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
Wonderful place. Occasionally holds unbelievable events - was lucky enough to attend Phredís beer tasting there. Go here if you like beer and ever are in Tokyo.
Update: Over the years that I lived near Popeye I tended to check in about once a month and I definitely think that my experience has gotten worse. The staff seems more stressed out and less convivial. I also havenít been as impressed by the selection as in the past - which to say that it isnít still quite good, just that for all the taps there sometimes doesnít seem to be anything that stands out.
JapanTony (96) , Japan | July 16, 2009
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 2/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 17/20
This is Japanís beer mecca. Great staff, great beer. And now NON-SMOKING!(Smokers can do so on the balconey though).
Only drawback are the prices (it is Tokyo), and the lack of decent food. However certain beers come with small happy hour plates, so at least it can be free.
jonno (123) , Japan | April 16, 2009
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
The place to go...blah blah.I could just copy and paste most of the comments already left about the place. All you need to know is they have lots of ji beer. Good food. nice people. eclectic customers. enjoy
Nesta13 (5) , Australia | April 15, 2009
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 20/20
Top notch place. Out of everywhere Iíve drunk beer, this place would be close to the best. Huge selection of very high quality brews, many of which youíll only find either here or at the brewery.
I was lucky enough to chat to the "master" on a busy Saturday night and he really seems like he knows his stuff.
The food is quite good without being anything special, but it goes great with the beer and the "Happy hour" between 5 and 8 is well worthwhile.
Not the cheapest place to eat and drink, but you wouldnít expect it to be (and Iíve certainly paid much more for less).
Overall: no complaints at all, I canít wait to go back again (sadly, it may not be for a while).
chuwy (26) , Japan | March 11, 2009
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
70 beers on tap? sounds perfect. Yet occasionally I turn up and the beers advertised have ran out and there is nothing I really want to pay good money for. Saying that, the number of times Iíve been there and the beers I hoped to have were no longer being served, I could almost always count on something that I knew and loved. Service is fast (sometimes maybe a bit too fast) and your beer arrives in no time. Is it just me or is the quality of the pint slowly going down? There have been many times when Iíve drank a certain beer there and it seemed a little flat or lifeless and know that Iíve had it better in another bar. This has happened on more than one occasion. However, their selection canít be beaten (from fruit beers to stouts to barley wines to American IPAs) and the atmosphere here is electric, when itís busy and things really get going. The mecca for beer lovers in Japan.
Food is not so bad but a tad expensive, like the beer. Take advantage of their OhSama set and get a free small foo
abemorsten (152) 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.
A Tokyo Must!
motelpogo (34) Plzen, Czech Republic | January 18, 2009
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
amazing selection of japanese beers, with an emphasis on more unusual styles, like oyster stout, barley wine and double ipa. not a cheap place to drink, although the sample tray is decent value. i was lucky enough to meet kyoto lefty there, which made it an even better night out
forst (15) , Italy | January 13, 2009
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
70 beers on tap, almost of all them japanese (a few americans mostly from Rogue can be found). Definitely worth a visit, and then one more, and then one more.....
KyotoLefty (514) Kyoto, Japan | July 24, 2008| Updated July 8, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Now with 70 beers on tap and a knowledgeable staff, it is still the place to sample the best beers Japan has to offer. Good specials, so be sure to become a member if you are going more than once), free food during happy hour (5-8). Beers in perfect condition. Try the Hop Heart Randall. Good vintage Barley wines on tap. You can try several different tasting courses as well. That said, the beers donít really change all that much. This wonít matter for travelers, though people living here might have trouble finding something new.
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
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