Bakushu Club Popeye | Tokyo,
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Bakushu Club Popeye
World Class based on 72 ratings
Type: Bar

2-18-7 Ryogoku, Sumida-ku
Tokyo, Japan 130-0026 [ print map ]
03 3633 2120 | facebook

Hours: 17:00-23:30; Closed Sundays

Mayor: jc1762 (4) | Taps: 70 | Bottles: 20+

Bakushu Club Popeye

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Beer Available At Bakushu Club Popeye (arranged by most recent)
Swan Lake Porter 78, Stone Ruination IPA 2.0 99, 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 98, Elysian Dragonstooth Stout 99, Locobeer General Winter 64, Nasu Kogen Nine-Tailed Fox Barleywine 89, Strange Brewing Heart of Gold Pilsner , Minamishinshu Christmas Ale 80, Outsider Brewing Drunk Monk Tripel 91, Joyful Honda Preston Brown Ale 40, Shirayuki Blanche (Snow Blanche) 58, Fujizakura Heights Weizen 94, Breakside Toro Red 72, Yo-Ho Tokyo Black Porter 86, Rogue Farms Marionberry Braggot 82
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72 reviews for Bakushu Club Popeye
 Ambiance  84%
 Service  86%
 Selection  91%
 Food  69%
 Value  72%
 Overall  87%
 Rating  99%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 2/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
JapanTony  (106) , Japan | July 16, 2009
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
jonno  (124) , Japan | April 16, 2009
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
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
Nesta13  (5) , Australia | April 15, 2009
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).
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
chuwy  (26) , Japan | March 11, 2009
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
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
abemorsten  (167) MosterÝy, Norway | March 10, 2009
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!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
motelpogo  (38) Plzen, Czech Republic | January 18, 2009
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
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
forst  (15) , Italy | January 13, 2009
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.....
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
KyotoLefty  (583) Kyoto, Japan | July 24, 2008| Updated April 22, 2015
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) 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
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
IslandHaole  (7) Mililani, Hawaii | November 13, 2007
Just returned from the weekend in Tokyo and my third visit to this great pub. They have a fantastic Japanese Microbrew stock assortment, a friendly knowledgeable staff and good food as well (Great Oysters on the half shell with Iwate Kura Oyster Stout!) I also highly recommend the Hakusekikan Super Vintage Ale and Swan Lake IPA, both top notch brews and two of the better Japanese made beers Iíve had.

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