Beer Belly Higobashi / Tosabori (OUT OF BUSINESS)

Mayor: BuckeyeBoy (1) | Taps: 14 | Bottles: 0
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
hogfodder  (34) Washington | February 19, 2008
The best Ji-biru scene in Osaka, hands down. Outside of Popeye in Tokyo, the best local tap selection we found in Japan on the whole. I just wish there was more room for them to have more beers, because I really like their choices. The Minoh Brewery is very well represented here. I think itís an inside job. We were told that one of the owners (who was our bartender) is married to one of the sisters (there are 3) in the Minoh Brewery family. Once again, what set it apart from other great bars was the range of styles offered. Barleywines, Double IPAís, Scottish & Scotch ales, Rauchbier, and even a cabernet-aged stout...all on tap. Sure beats the same-same ambers & pales we saw at a lot of other places. Food presentation was great. The Prosciutto carving apparatus is something to behold. Order it. Great location, right on the river on a charming side street. Feels like Europe.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 9/20
hiramarx  (4) , Japan | June 1, 2014
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs  (497) Kyoto, Japan | January 11, 2014
My previous favorite beer bar in Osaka before all the other craft places started opening up. A small place with about 10 seats at the bar, 5 seats facing a wall down a hallway and a small alcove with a table in the back. It is friendly place with good food and great value for Minoh beers on tap (they own the place). They also often have different events like the strong Beer Weekend held in conjunction with the nearby Qbrick. They also have a few guest beers from other japanese craft breweries. A great place to drop by after visiting the nearby museum.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 2/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
flyer50  (48) Seattle, Washington | August 26, 2012
Like the cozy feel, especially early evening when not too crowded. Have had a few snacks here, but the kitchen seems to lack proper sanitation so have skipped food the last few visits. Good selection, especially good cask ales.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
nate2g  (1094) Boomtown!, Australia | July 6, 2012
A couple of guest beers beside the Minoh range. Smaller bar than Tenma but results in a cozy, fun place to drink. May be a different experience when busy though. Staff were cool and even though I didnít eat the food looked decent.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Theis  (115) Frederiksberg, Denmark | July 4, 2012
Nice small taphouse, pleasant service, good beers, easy enough to find. I would come back.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
left_bank  (84) , Japan | February 10, 2012
going to review both beer bellies;the other one,edobori,is a nice pub that is/does everything at a good level.it is comfortable,the beer/food is good,and the the staff do a nice job. this one is/should be much better;the counter seating(where most people are)is very comfortable.the staff are very attentive,and the beers are good.the big problem here for me is that the open kichen is just inches to meters from the chairs.staff are cutting onions,frying fish,and donít always have the time to keep it as clean as it could be.i find this to affect the taste/smell of the beers i am drinking and sometimes i leave earlier then i want to if someone comes in-after me- and orders food.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
laiti  (17) Helsinki, Finland | October 1, 2011
Visited 12.09.2011
Rather small place like Japanese pubs usually. Rather small but good selection of craft beers and British feeling. Not my kind of place, but at least they have real ale.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Stew41  (169) Phuket, Thailand | June 25, 2011
Kinda big for a Japanese craft beer bar (ie must be able to hold at least 20 people!). Friendly service thatís not in your face. Very quite for a Thursday night at 8pm. About 15 beers on tap. The Minoh beers are served in 300ml glasses so relatively cost effective to try a few.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
TheGrandMaster  (105) Auckland, New Zealand | October 10, 2010
The beer list was a little tough for people like me with two and a half words of Japanese...but thatís my problem. Was my first night in Japan, and was a great way to kick it off. Nice and cosy, and really friendly service.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 10/20
defresh  (16) , Japan | January 31, 2010| Updated May 2, 2013
I came here wanting very badly to like it. Maybe I was just spoiled about what a good time I had at Qbrick, but this place just seemed like it didnít really care about me or the bar itself. I found myself feeling that the inside was a bit dirty and uncomfortable. The menu advertised that the Jamon serrano came with a baguette but it didnít. No biggy, the beer was good and the food reasonable.

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