Watering Hole

Mayor: jinroh (3) | Taps: 21 |
Create a free account to edit and upload images.
Add Event

Beers At Watering Hole


NameABVEntered
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)12.3%7/4/2019
Stone Enjoy By IPA9.4%7/4/2019
The Rare Barrel Shadows of Their Eyes5.6%6/1/2019
The Rare Barrel Sourtooth Tiger5.4%6/1/2019
The Rare Barrel Seditious Ways6.9%6/1/2019
The Rare Barrel There Are Rules6%6/1/2019
The Rare Barrel Outlaw Bound6.1%6/1/2019
Parallel 49 Soothsayer6.8%5/20/2019
Sierra Nevada Hazy Little Thing IPA6.7%5/14/2019
Almanac Love Hazy IPA6.1%5/14/2019
Uchu No.51 Shooting Star IPA7%5/13/2019
Naparbier Black Blade10.1%5/13/2019
Noboribetsu (Oni Densetsu) Chocolate Stout7%5/13/2019
Yo Ho Manten Climber 6%5/13/2019
AJB Joy Juice Ver. 38%5/13/2019
Shonan Hands Down DDH IPA7%5/13/2019
Noboribetsu (Oni Densetsu) Kin'oni Pale Ale (Real Ale)5%5/13/2019
Noboribetsu (Oni Densetsu) Kin'oni Pale Ale Citra5%5/13/2019
Noble Cowboy Garage9%5/2/2019
Revision Citra City8.5%5/2/2019
Noble Ale Works Aim For The Netses!7.9%5/2/2019
Ise Kadoya Platinum Dragon Session Pale Ale4%5/2/2019
Siren / Young Master / Black Isle SYMBIosis Project - High Tea In Hong Kong13.7%4/6/2019
AJB Big Hazy Monkey8.5%4/6/2019
AJB - Anglo Japanese 2.4%4/6/2019
Kereru Night Spirit12%11/8/2018
Coedo/Naparbier Saison Yui 5.5%9/15/2018
Bear Meet Beer Shirokuma Level 2 -Peach-7%8/15/2018
Noboribetsu (Oni Densetsu) / Ise Kadoya New Kashikojima 2 7%8/15/2018
ReTWeet #02 Vegetable Juice Gose4.1%8/15/2018
Reuben's Black Imperial IPA 8.1%8/15/2018
Revision Doubled-Up IPA8%8/15/2018
Revision Glitter Moon with Tiny Unicorns8.5%8/15/2018
Be Easy Sanjaratto IPA6%8/15/2018
Y Market Golden Combi0%8/15/2018
Separatist Galaxy Nerd7.5%7/7/2018
Separatist Citra Nerd7.5%7/7/2018
Revival Pinky Swear3.9%7/7/2018
Revival Fanny Session IPA4.7%7/7/2018
Knee Deep Sac Fly-PA6.5%7/7/2018
Fuggles & Warlock / Britannia Kizuna6.5%7/7/2018
Culmination Away Days5.8%7/7/2018
Culmination Phaedrus IPA6.5%7/7/2018


80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk  (667) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | May 13, 2019
A great beer bar not far from Shinjuku station. A short walk away from the central Madness. A sizeable bar with plenty of tables and seats at the bar. An impressive tap selection from Japan and around the world including two hand pull cask ales. Friendly staff and our server spoke perfect English. Working Wi-Fi and no cover charge which puts me off so many other Tokyo bars. The best bar in this vicinity. Reasonably priced flights available.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis  (1286) Sunnyvale, California | April 15, 2018
Fairly busy on a Saturday afternoon, attached to a "brewery" although they had none of their own beers on tap. Not sure if it is active or not. Taplist on chalkboards behind the bar and up to date in the printed list as well. Selection was about 3/4 Japanese, 1/4 American, with some interesting choices mixed in. Most beers available as half or full pours for prices that seemed more or less in family with Japan to me. Flights of four also available for about 1100Yen, any four on tap. Some food, more like bar snack food. The fries were quite good. Everything served steaming hot. Service good as you would expect. Enjoyable stop.
68
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 2/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
bieberhole69  (10) Taito-ku, Japan | February 28, 2018
Staff and owner are very friendly and always appear happy. Good selection of food. The food I've had was pretty good. Decent selection of taps, but not great. My main gripe with Watering Hole is cost. Most pints are 1200+. It's definitely one of the more expensive craft beer bars in Tokyo.
76
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
dmarsha4  (188) , Australia | March 25, 2017
A great little bar close to Yoyogi Station and Shinjuku-Gyoen National Garden.The ambience here is great and the service exceptional. They have about a dozen taps split across Japanese and international craft brews as well as a range of cans/bottles. We just had a snack which was good but other meals being served looked good. Definitely a good option if in the area and perhaps even worth seeking out if not. NOTE: When I visited the Ratebeer Map was not quite correct. It is actually about 100m further north up the main road opposite the Shell station.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
nate2g  (1290) Boomtown!, Australia | February 22, 2017
A solid option to try some Ji-beer but by no means the most extensive selection in Tokyo these days. Inviting atmosphere with very friendly and knowledgeable staff that were more than happy to have a chat all things beery. Great ambiance provided in the single room bar with comfortable seating and beer paraphernalia covering the wall. There’s a strong food focus of American and Japanese fare. A good place to strike up conversation with fellow beer enthusiasts.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
Scipio  (16) Palatine, Illinois | February 15, 2017
Came in here shortly after they opened one afternoon. Its a small place close to the train that holds about 30 people. Beer signs, pint glasses and signs decorate the interior. The service was quick and quite friendly. I happened into a conversation about beer with a member of the staff, possibly the owner. He was extremely enthusiastic and knowledgeable, and wanted to know my opinions about American beer. He went so far as insisting that I use his wifi so that he could see my Ratebeer list. Lots of fun. There are about 20 beers on tap. They are a mixture of Japanese and a few American, all but 1 of which aren’t available where I live. Neat little place overall, and I wish I was able to visit longer. I will definitely make it a point to return here on my next trip to Japan.
76
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
LeonofTipples  (11) , | November 14, 2016
This (and maybe Popeye) where the favourite bars in Tokyo that we visited. Selection was good with a mixture of Japanese and American beers. Staff were very friendly, patrons was a good mix of locals and tourists and prices were good.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud  (672) , Croatia | August 13, 2016| Updated August 17, 2016
Visited on the Sunday afternoon, was quite busy. Lots of beer related memorabilia on the walls. Selection was quite good 19 kegs + 2 casks. Nothing super interesting, but all Japanese micros most of which I haven’t seen elsewhere. Also 50-ish bottles in a fridge, really various stuff from Cascade to Loverbeer. Felt like a genuine beer place. Prices are a bit on a high side, especially half pints. Worth visiting.
84
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
willisread  (124) Nashville, Tennessee | March 4, 2015
Watering Hole is a great example of what a bar should be in 2015. Non-smoking, friendly staff, top-tier service, solid food and a nice selection of rotating taps. The only miss is value. They are one of the more expensive bars in Tokyo (especially w/r/t half-pints). I feel that the staff and the atmosphere really make up for the extra ¥150 per beer though. Best atmosphere in a bar in Tokyo imo. Floor to ceiling windows, high ceiling and a comfortable size.
96
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
rdespain008  (10) Los Angeles, California | January 14, 2015
Conveniently located near the Yoyogi Station and the huge Kinokuniya store in Shinjuku. I love the Watering Hole and would visit more frequently if I lived, worked, or shopped near it. The food is great. All of the people that work there have a real knowledge of beer. The best part is the 3-6 happy hour taster set, which has to be the best deal for craft beer in the city. I can’t wait for my next visit.

Review This Place


What's Your Opinion?
Add your review


Checked In

Print Travel Map