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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 90, 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 64, Hitachino Nest Amarillo Fresh
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BillAmmons (1) Phoenix, Arizona | April 27, 2007
96 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
If you are going to Tokyo this place is a must visit. It’s a pefect rcombination of the best in Japanese hospitality and microbrewed beer in Japan. The owner and staff speak excellent English and they know their Beers.
My favorites are the Hidatakayama Hefeweisen (sorry Germany) and the Shiga Kogen Miyama Blonde (uses fresh - not dry hops). Popeye is just two stops Westbound on the yellow Chiba line from the JR rail loop.
larsga (210) Oslo, Norway | April 4, 2007| Updated June 10, 2007
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
40 Japanese microbrews on tap, all of them, as far as I can tell, good. Being served Japanese microbrew on cask is likely to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Excellent service, ok food, and a nice place. What more really needs to be said? If you want to try Japanese microbrew, this is the place to go.
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.
Juancho (3) Georgia | March 8, 2007| Updated February 12, 2008
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Just have to update this... was there two weeks ago. They now have Randalls.... pretty cool.
Every trip to Tokyo should make this the number 1 priority for beer lovers. The staff is great, incredibly friendly, they remember you and welcome you if you go more than once. The bar ’master’ (owner) is more that gracious and generous wiht his beer once he knows you. I’ve been treated to beers that were off menu often. The selection of American beers is great (they always keep some Stone, Rogue, and believe it or not HoTD around - once had Doggie Claws from a cask !!!). The selection of Japanese beers is excellent. Aoki-san (the owner) is very selective so taste preferences aside, every japanese beer you try here is top notch. Not an elegan pretentious place but a place to have a great beer session in Tokyo.
CMUBEERMAN (49) , | January 11, 2007
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
This place is the only place to go in tokyo for japanese craft beer or ji-biru. Some of the higher rated places are belgian bars, but get over it...we can get that stuff elsewhere for cheaper. This place is tiny, but has a cool vibe. Over 30 japanese beers on tap...with at least 12 high gravity beers and 3 cask ales. Prices were a bit high, but they are everywhere in tokyo...and they give you reasonable sample sizes to not break the bank...as in 100-250ml pours of the big beers. They also have decent selection of american beers...including HoTD...which is cool. Staff is wicked friendly and knew their stuff...not too much english though. But it seemed that they do cater to a lot of foreigners. Food was just pub food, but my friend from tokyo seemed to think the food was good. Do not miss this place.
mcrowther (23) ATLANTA, Georgia | September 26, 2005
90 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
I will completely echo the previous rating- if you want to sample the various beers of Japan without travelling all over the country, this is the place to go.
Incredible selection of Japanese micros, impeccable service, good food, this is the one place any beer lover should go to while visiting Japan.
TimE (251) Tokyo, Japan | September 1, 2004| Updated April 3, 2009
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
An absolute must if you are in Tokyo. It is located within a couple of blocks from where sumo tournaments are held, which could be beneficially if you are just visiting Tokyo.
The interior is basic, but nice. The staff are attentive, quick and know their stuff (plus some of them can speak English to some degree). The beers are second to none with lots of Japanese micros, including some vintage barely wines. They also have three cask conditioned beers running at all times. Their international selection is not bad either with HOTD Fred and Adam on tap and a handful of Rogue beers.
Mr. Aoki the owner is very friendly and speak English quiet well (I think). There is an English menu and their happy hour special from 5-8 gives you a half order of food when you order certain pints on the menu.
The only downside to all of this is prices are VERY expensive compared to N. America. Expect to pay $7-8 US/Pint (incl. tax and no tip needed). However, if you save your pennies i
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