It's EXTREMELY cramped and impossible to move in there. Yes, even for a Japanese place. It's also always SUPER HOT inside because of the old flood lights they use. It's extremely uncomfortable and it's hard to me in there for more than one or two drinks. Tap selection is amazing though. Most of the staff is foreign, rude, and don't understand Japanese outside of usual basic restaurant phrases.
Visited the 24th November 2017 - amazing beer place, old school pub with huge beer selection. There is a special offer on early with beer sample and food sample for a good value. Amazing beer, amzing service. The place to have a beer in Tokyo.
If you love to be packed with so many guests in there together, to have boring selection of Japanese beer, to talk with snobby staff and to taste their original beer which is way too far from being tasty, yes, this is the place for you. I seriously do not understand why so many internationals love this place...
This place is awesome. We went there on a Friday evening and picked up the last available table outside on the porch. The selection of Japanese craft beer on tap is superb with a lot of stuff I hadn't seen before. The happy hour special where you get one free side dish with each beer you order is an excellent deal; my friend and I were planning on eating dinner afterwards but after ordering three beers each we were full upon leaving. The food was pretty good with a decent amount of variety. The servers didn't speak much English but enough to get by and they were friendly. This is definitely a must visit for craft beer enthusiasts when in Tokyo.
This is the place you want to pay a visit when in Tokyo. Period.
Super busy during Friday's especially, so expect to have a bit of hassle if there's many of you. Being only a party of one, I was seated into a small, round table with 6 Japanese who didn't know each other. Plenty of good conversations even though they didn't know much English. That's a nice thing you won't get unless it's really crowded.
The marked beers on the impressive beer list (70 taps, mostly Japanese!) come with a side dish for free. There were 6 different selections ranging from fried chicked, spiced noodles to pizza. They were really good!
The staff was really friendly and speak enough English to get the orders done. There's one "Beer Advisor" who could talk quite a bit about the beers.
Had a blast there and it's definitely #1 place for me in Tokyo.
This is a really cool place, possibly insane and very Japanese. A loud and busy atmosphere. The service was great despite being super busy. A ton of taps, mostly Japanese. Happy hour brings free small plates of food with many beer orders. This is a good deal. The food overall is pretty good, mostly western style pub food. The staff are well trained and know a lot. Can get by without Japanese for sure.
This place has an absolutely huge tap list, so that is the main attraction. Nice spread of Japanese breweries, along with stuff from the US and Europe. They offer a 10-beer tasting flight, but you don’t get to choose the beers. Prices are perhaps a touch above average (based on my limited experience); although, they apparently have some happy hour promotions that are compelling. The service is pretty good and there are servers with good command of English. We had a couple food items here and they were good. One drawback of this place is that they close at 11.30pm, with last orders at 11pm (and they do shut fairly promptly). Our schedule only allowed us to get here at about 10.40pm on a Friday night, so we had to order quickly, and then eat and drink quickly. So, the experience was a bit rushed, though that isn’t the fault of the place, obviously. To the staff’s credit, they got our order processed pretty quickly and didn’t get too ornery when we were there 5-10 minutes past close. In terms of style, this pub has a kind of ramshackle, working-class feel to it, almost divey. Thankfully, this pub is easy to find (unlike some in Japan). Overall, this is definitely a pub that any beer geek should check out while in Tokyo.
This was quite the place. Visited while in Tokyo in November. A little off the beaten path but not hard to get to by any means. Has a big yellow Popeye sign in front so hard to miss walking up to it. Not a large place but they pack them in. Greated at the front by a host who immediately had us seated. We were shown the beer list in English, explained the happy hour specials and the beer board. We were there during happy hour so for every local beer about 30+ on tap, you got a free appetizer which was pretty darn good. A lot of local Japanese craft from all over Japan including their own. The service was quick to re-order and the prices were cheap. You could get small, full pours, tasting small set or tasting big set of 10+ beers along with the Tower of beer if you were really bold. We stayed about 1.5 hours before our dinner and was well worth the visit and deserving of a top 50 beer bar. A must visit while in Tokyo for the craft beer connoisseur