Kobe Beer Hall Portside

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Just off Flower Road, Sannomiya.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
inshore  (7) Ashiya city, Japan | March 19, 2013
Beers of this beer pub are served very fresh brewed beer, because owner is also managing the Rokko Beer(brewery) located north of Kobe city. You should sit down at bar section and have beer talking with this owner, you will have a fun.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 7/20
juliusbaxter  (2) , | July 25, 2017
Nice enough, Rokko IPA not super hoppy, decent local selection though and a couple of West coast brews. We were here on the 25th and even though it looks like beer day is the 26th they still gave us the discounted 350yen price.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
JapanTony  (153) , Japan | August 5, 2014| Updated January 25, 2017
Central location just off Flower Road. Fairly spacious. Rokko beers, some from their sister-shop Star Board, and a couple interesting imports. "US Pint" size turns out to be 350mls, so the higher end imports are expensive. Good deals on "beer day" every month, as well as nomi-hodai events and group party menus.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs  (527) Kyoto, Japan | March 17, 2013| Updated November 3, 2015
Portside is a surprisingly large basement bar near Flower Road and Kobe’s City Hall just south of Sannomiya Station. 15 taps of Rokko, Starboard and imports with a European bent delight. The smokers have now been relegated to a side room making it better for everyone else. In terms of a refresh of the interior, it got a new paint job and has a cleaner look which makes the simple layout more welcoming. You go down the stairs straight to the bar with it’s 8-10 seats, 8 tables along the wall in the main area, 2 more private tables under the stairs and the smoking room has seating for 20 plus a few dartboards. Prices are the same as at at Starboard but when I went it was their beer day so 350¥ in select pints! The tap list and menu was almost identical to Starboard. 14 of 15 taps on, mostly Rokko/Starboard beers and then a few Germans/Belgians. You’re now given the color, style, ABV & IBU for each beer which is great. It’s much nicer now. ----old rating----This place is I believe the original location right near Kobe’s City Hall. It’s underground so no windows making the ambiance suffer a bit. They have a nice happy hour with a glass of beer being just 390 yen (100 yen off) & they also have a 1000 yen horoyoi set which includes a beer & 3 snacks. The service was ok but the staff really didn’t seem to know anything about beer. The menu didn’t list the ABV and when I asked he had to go check with someone in the kitchen. The selection is decent for Japan with 8 Rokko beers & the rest Belgian or German beers. They have a tiny non-smoking section of 2 tables, the rest of the seating (50-60 seats) is all smoking. All in all a decent place if you are in the area but not worth a special trip, I like that they are open for lunch and find their happy hour pretty good too. I tried their fries which were better than Rokko Beer Diner’s!

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