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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) Kin’oni 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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jc1762 (23) Tokyo, Japan | March 8, 2015
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Stopped by on a Saturday night. Despite it being rainy and poor weather the place was packed. I’d recommend a reservation. If you stop by more often, you may want to get a member’s card (I got one! So rb’ers, don’t hesitate to drop me a line if you’re 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 Point’s Victory at Sea on tap. They also have a small bottle shop in front that may be worth your time if you’re 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 it’s rough to move around even a bit.
beerbrat99 (21) Shanghai, China | April 27, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
A must stop for Tokyo. Great beer selection and knowledgeable staff. My only suggestion was to pour the beer with a little head as filling the pint glass to the brim with beer is not necessary.
xlts (20) Warsaw, Poland | February 22, 2015
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
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 Phred’s 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 haven’t been as impressed by the selection as in the past - which to say that it isn’t still quite good, just that for all the taps there sometimes doesn’t seem to be anything that stands out.
laiti (16) Helsinki, Finland | October 1, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited on 05.09.2011
The place with largest selection I could find in Japan. The staff was very kind and I could make an order of ten beers in one tasting plate using English language, pen and paper. The list on chalkboard was not up to date or then I just didn’t understand what it was for. But the paper list they provided worked well. Some Japanese rarities and imports from USA too. They also had two ’own’ beers to taste. I will definitely come here again if I ever visit Tokyo another time.
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.....
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.
chrull (13) , Sweden | February 23, 2012
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
My favourite place for beer in all of Japan
SweetHorizon (13) , New Zealand | November 28, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Popeye’s opens at 5pm thats great if you finish work at 5, but a tourist looking for a good beer before 5pm is probably out of luck. Was welcomed warmly by the staff and seated at the bar (my favourite place to sit) staff spoke English and were friendly, customers were quite a diverse range of people. The food was quite good, there was a Halloween special on so themed pumpkin beers and themed food. The beer selection was great, started off with a 10 tray tempter, about 120ml of the beers under about 7% and 60ml of beers over7%.
Awesome place! I went to go back once more, but they were closed due to just having taken a large role in the Nippon beer festival (which was also awesome)
Marc (13) Yokosuka, Japan | March 18, 2007
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Mr. Aoki has certainly established a wonderful small oasis of Japanese craft beer in this little place.
Spacious compared to most bars in the area, it can fill up quickly and you will probably be rubbing elbows with a range of ex-pats to locals out to enjoy a good pint. Brass and wood furnish add to the warm cozy ambiance and a very knowledgeable staff is never too far away to make sure you need your drink freshened up.
Speaking of which. Popeye’s sports 40 taps, abour 3/4 of them are Japanese Micros that are on constant rotation. A few times I have placed an order to find that it was out but with the choices there is certainly enough to keep ones interested between what they do have, the 10 or so "foreign" beers (some of which can be very rare) and 2 beers of hand pump.
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