maekchu (125) Hirakata, Japan | December 29, 2012| Updated August 19, 2014
Seven or eight years in business, and itís still one of the best craft beer places in Osaka. The owner is passionate about the brews and often attends events/festivals to seek out new beers. The tap list isnít overwhelming, but generally has many of the best that Japan offers. Also has Guinness, Sappor Edelpils, and Hoegaarden on tap for those who want something regular. Very large (200+) and varied bottle selection, too. Prices are normal; most brews are offered in three glass sizes. The owner holds frequent beer events, which are always fun. Friendly crowds and good service. Not difficult to get to, either. A short walk from Yodoyabashi Station. This is a good place to visit when you are in Osaka.
Update: The tap selection has been uninspired lately, as the owner seems to be busy with his second cafe. Bottle selection is still good. Newer places in the area provide some competition and varitety.
Really nice place. Good selection of beers and choice of sizes too. Prices seemed about normal. Slightly reminiscent of a Belgian cafe. Lots of wood and a large selection of good Belgian stuff in the fridge too. I will back here again definitely.
Great little bar worthy of a visit whenever in town. 13 taps of which 9 are designated as craft taps. Friendly service but very little English spoken (and tap list is in Japanese).Impressive list of just under 200 beers. Stung with a yen 300 cover charge upon leaving and this left a very unpleasant taste in my mouth (granted the surprise my fault given I canít read Japanese) but the amount completely over the top for the privilege of just working through the door. Made enough of an impact to make me think twice about returning.
Thanks to KyotoLefty for taking me here!
Nice little place with a solid selection of japanse micros on draught and mainly belgian and american beers on bottle. Service was good and friendly and the waiters seem to speak enough english so an non-japanse speaking customer wonít feel awkward. Prices are average for Japan with most beers costing 1000jpy for an american pint. Nice and relaxed vibe here. Glad i came!
Theis (115) Frederiksberg, Denmark | September 17, 2010
Very nice enthusiastic service, quit good selection of beers, Japanese and american micro. Not many seats, but the tender really tryed to find us a seat...
What a great place. It was about a 5 minute walk from the station, and a bit out of the way. There is pretty much no way youíre ever going to stumble on this joint unless you know where youíre headed in advance. The bartender Kohei and the owner were both extremely friendly. For food we shared nachos and a pizza. Although that is pretty standard pub fare, it was not just thrown together. He took time and care to make the food and it turned out really great. We stayed late, and at the end of the night I saw him in the kitchen making his own bread dough from scratch.
The beer was excellent. They have 16 taps and a good selection of bottles showcased in the open so you can look through them.
Definitely my favorite beer spot in Kansai area so far.
jonno (127) , Japan | August 30, 2009| Updated October 2, 2009
Nice little place. Owners are friendly and tap and bottle selection is very good. Strange squat US pint glasses though. Took me forever to find it but when I did i ordered two pints of Shiga Kogen House IPA and the owner made me Okonomiyaki, even though it wasn’t on the menu. Worth checking out.
Bunch of bottles and plenty of taps here. A mix of Japanese and American brews on tap with a little bit of everything in bottles. Friendly staff that were also rather helpful. Not sure if it was jsut the night I was there, but plenty of ex-pats were drinking htere as well. My favorite bar in Osaka.