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.