Tiny little bar with some beer geek paraphanilia scattered. Projector showing stuff on the wall, which distracts a bit. Overall average with a great selection of bottles. I would be much happier if it wasn’t so expensive. Cheaper to go elsewhere within a few blocks.
Small, cozy pub with tons of bottled beers and many good Japanese craft beers on tap. You can always find many good micros from keg or cask. Usually a couple from Germany or America as well. Not a whole lot of English spoken, and there is a $3 charge if you come after 18:00. 5 minute walk from Yodoyabashi station on the Keihan or Subway Midosuji lines. This is still a must stop, even though the selection has become a bit less interesting lately, since the owner opened his second place. Still very good, and the best in the neighborhood, but new places are closing the gap a bit. With so much else in the neighborhood now, I am more likely to hit here for a couple and then crawl around a bit.
Qbrick is one of the oldest craft beer bars in Osaka and still one of the best. They have 16 taps that change often and a good three fridges in the back stuffed full of high quality bottled beer. The prices are average for Osaka and there is no cover charge during events since I have never paid one, it is also no smoking which is great. I’ve been there twice for special events and it is always full of friendly beer lovers willing to chat about beer. The service is good & the staff know their beer. A must visit as part of any Kansai visit for a beer lover, you can also easily visit Beer Belly, Dolphins and Yellow Ape nearby!
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.
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.
Seems closed on Sundays. Went back the next day, very quiet, watched a baseball game with the friendly staff. Tap list was ok but only a couple outstanding ones. Fridge selection was boring and fairly overpriced. Would only recommend it for a couple drinks if the was no cover charge but the place seems quite overhyped imho.
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 can’t 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.
maekchu (156) Hirakata, Japan | December 29, 2012| Updated August 19, 2014
Seven or eight years in business, and it’s 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 isn’t 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.