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Craft Heads
Excellent based on 28 ratings
Type: Bar

1-13-10 B1 Jinnan Shibuya
Tokyo, Japan Shibya [ print map ]
03 6416 9474

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Hours: 5pm-12am Tues -Fri, Noon-10pm Sat/Sun, Closed Mon


Mayor: TimE (9) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 50


Craft Heads

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Beer Available At Craft Heads (arranged by most recent)
Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws (2003-) 100, Bottle Logic / Iron Fist Dr. Strangematter 74, Pizza Port Boondocks Irish Stout 50, Monkish Shaolin Fist 85, Fujizakura Heights Sakura Bock 90, Modern Times Fortunate Islands 99, Pizza Port Strong Ale Festival Blend (2014) 91, Pizza Port Rhino Chaser Imperial Red Ale 92, Pizza Port Han Shot 1st IPA , Pizza Port Grapefruit Puncher 97, Pizza Port Shoulder Hopper , Pizza Port The Jetty 98, Pizza Port Beer Hunter Sour Ale , Pizza Port Faceplant 85, Pizza Port Raglan T-Rex Imperial IPA 98, Shiga Kogen / Hair of the Dog Adamu , Tamamura Honten (Shiga Kogen) Masaji Ichiro Chichibu Barrel Aged W-IBA , Tamamura Honten (Shiga Kogen) Masaji Ichiro Bourbon Barrel Aged W-IBA , Shiga Kogen Far East Triple IPA 84, Shiga Kogen / Hair of the Dog Monkey Claws
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28 reviews for Craft Heads
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  79%
 Selection  88%
 Food  70%
 Value  61%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  93%
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82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr  (1787) Washington, Washington DC | September 4, 2013
Found some American beers here that I hadnít tried in the States. But I mainly stuck to the Japanese stuff, interesting selection.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
nate2g  (902) Boomtown!, Australia | June 28, 2012
Popped into Craft Heads on a relaxed and quiet Sunday evening. Warm decor, dimmed lights, high stools along the bar. Heavy focus on US micros but there is local on tap too. Large fridge once again filled with US beers. Expect to pay big for the more obscure bottles. Staff were fine. I didnít eat but the salt burger sounded interesting. A must while doing the rounds of Shibuya.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris  (765) Burnaby, British Columbia | December 5, 2013
Very nice underground bar. Modern and trendy with a huge bar. Self serve water, which in love. Impressive selection including 3 Floyds. Owner is an English speaking beer geek and staff are reasonably helpful. Prices are a bit step though. A really good stop.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty  (540) Kyoto, Japan | February 20, 2010
Nice new bar with great beers available. A bit pricy, but top conditioned beers, many of which you wonít find anywhere else. Servers seem to know their stuff, and the owner was very knowledgeable and friendly. Have to go back for more. They have DL in the bottle!
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
Schlenkerla  (383) , Austria | March 1, 2015
We visited 1.3.2015. Nice beer bar with a good Whiskey selection. They have many quite rare US beers on tap, many beers from Pizza Port and Lost Abbey (bottle). Although they had some rarities, did not like the selection too much, as just a few craft beers from Japan an no IPA on the menu. We had a Sake beer, which was interesting.
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
KansaiBeerLvrs  (292) Kyoto, Japan | April 13, 2013
After Mugishutei, this is probably one of the coolest places to go out for beer in Japan. They have tons of rare American bottles available, a decent selection of Japanese & American craft beer on tap and prices for those are average for Tokyo. The rare bottles arenít so badly priced when you figure this place gives you a chance to try Dark Lord from Three Floyds, Allagash, Founders, etc. which are usually unavailable in Japan or outside the brewery. The staff are knowlegeable, friendly & cool. The atmosphere is great but a bit too dark which made it tough to get good photos. They also have a bunch of beer goods like tshirts & glasses available. I heard the food is good and I will try it next time. All in all an excellent place and I will be sure to visit again whenever I am in Tokyo!
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
TimE  (265) Tokyo, Japan | November 24, 2009
Opened in Sept 2009. Lovely layout with a fair amount of space (for Japan). Selection of beer is probably the best in Tokyo in terms of quality, not quantity. As it says on itís website "I donít see any crap on tap, do you?" Very well thought out selection, served at good temps and in very good condition. A lot of thought has gone into the beer. Micheal, the owner, also goes to the US and brings back beer. That means Dark Lord and some other very rare US stuff is available very frequently in bottles (he has had DL on tap at Sals once as well!). The draft list leans to US stuff, but there are always a couple Japanese stuff on tap too. Moreover, the tap list always has fairly rare stuff, ie. last visit I had Brother Levonian, Ivan The Terrible and Shonan Imp Stout. Staff speak English, so that is useful. The selection of US beers would make many bars in the US jealous. In addition to this he has over 300 bourbons. The downside is 1) a bit tricky to find (call if you get lost) 2) No pints (only 200 or 350ml - though that encourages sampling) 3) Prices are around the most expensive in Tokyo 4) Food portions are small, though very tasty. Sals did much better for food I thought on price and volume. This is a beer geeks bar and not a place to bring people who arenít into beer or bourbon. If you are visiting from out of town, despite the heavy US selection, I would say this is a must stop. Guarantee to be something you have never tried.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138  (250) Falls Church, Virginia | January 12, 2014
Nice little bourbon and craft beer bar tucked away in Shibuya. Nice selection of drafts with what seems to be an equal amount of Japanese and imports (U.S., Europe, etc.). Very nice bottle list with breweries including Three Floyds and Hair of the Dog. Bartenders are very nice and talkative despite the language barrier. Some of the small plates/starters are a bit small portioned but the food is solid.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
TBone  (242) Pori, Finland | March 17, 2015
This is more like a pub with some food than a restaurant with bar. Although it appearently wants to be American craft beer bar, visit here for Japanese micros is must too while in Tokyo. But some interesting US stuff on tap too (more on bottles, although the most interesting ones were sold out). Service was friendly.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken  (218) Tokyo, Japan | November 14, 2011
Nice looking place, with a mix of foreigners and locals. Had a really good selection of Japanese micros and American imports on tap. As usual for Tokyo, prices are a bit high, but not really much higher than anywhere else. Visited on a Friday night fairly late and didnít have any trouble getting a table. Very friendly staff and happily put up with my bad Japanese.

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