TimE (238) Tokyo, Japan | November 28, 2007| Updated February 3, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Reopened in Feb 2012 in new location - a whole 20 sec walk from old location. Instead of turning left at parking lot, keep walking straight, cross main road and it is the first building on the right side.
I love the new place. Better than the old place. It has a rea,l no frills just good beer, feel to it, that lacked in the last place - plus it is bigger. Exposed concrete walls, TVs playing heavy metal videos. Tap list has expanded, but still focuses on extreme craft beers - when I was in there the other night 8 of the 12 taps were IPA or IIPAs. Prices seemed to have dropped (1000 yen pint/US craft beer, ie. Hop Juice, etc nad 800 yen for Japanese craft). This is a must for any beer geek who is in the Tokyo/Yokohama area. Awesome
A small bar not too far from Yokohama station (see map on website). Punk rock memorabilia lines the wall, but the music is surprisingly played at reasonable levels unless you ask the owner to turn it up. Seven micros on tap, which all rotate except for the house beer, which is Nagahama ale and Minoh Stout. Only place in Tokyo/Yokohama that I have seen Shinano and Inawashiro beers on tap. The latter is just average, but the former is really nice. The owner will also dry hop beers just for his bar. The night I was there Minoh IIPA was on and was fabulous with Centenial dry hopping. Food is only smoked stuff and yaki-udon (like yaki-soba). Only seven taps, so given limited beer range, there are better places around. However, given that it is only a 5 min walk from Cheers, it seems like a mandatory stop over. Proof that Yokohama is the most improved beer city in the world for 2007. From Yokohama Station go out the North Gate, then go out the West exit (essentially the NW part of the statio