Theis (115) Frederiksberg, Denmark | September 17, 2010| Updated April 3, 2013
What a fantastic, but small place. A one room apartment converted into a bar. Great selection, great service, fantastic energy. Metal music and good beer !!!... This a Rating of the old place...... The new place is just as cool as the old place, but with more taps, more good beer.... Perfect.
San Diego style IPA’s while listening to 80s metal is the theme of this prize. Located just a 5 minute walk north of Yokohama Station, you’ll be able to hide out and drink the hoppiest beers available in Japan. Service is great. The owner is very friendly, welcoming, and will let you play whatever music you’d like of his collection. I’d give it a 100, but I know that’s because of personal reasons.
I guess I like "extreme" beers because I loved the selection here. The bar has a nice lively atmosphere, with some people stopping in for a quick drink and others settled in for a long session. The food menu is limited to french fries, but these are nicely prepared and come with a choice of sauce so you get a bit of variety on repeat visits.
I’m not a big fan of heavy metal, but I didn’t mind the music; it added a certain energy to the atmosphere. The bartender was friendly enough without overdoing it. My favorite beer bar in Yokohama so far.
This place is becoming a weekly stop. I miss my California brews and Thrash is slowly becoming home away from home. The Japan Micros on tap are always tasty. Plan to go by tonight.
tarosa (2) Setagayaku, Tokyo, Japan | August 22, 2013
There is extreme beer only for diehard metalheads.
jonno (144) , Japan | August 15, 2008| Updated June 19, 2011
A great little place in Yokohama. The beer range is not extensive, but what they do have is generally of very high quality. Nice music selection (if it’s your thing) and the bar owner (Koichi) is a great guy, who really enjoys his job. Definitely worth a visit in Yokohama...see you there!
TimE (345) Tokyo, Japan | November 28, 2007| Updated February 3, 2012
Reopened in Feb 2012 in new location - a whole 20 sec walk from old location. Instead of turning left at parking lot, keep walking straight, cross main road and it is the first building on the right side.
I love the new place. Better than the old place. It has a rea,l no frills just good beer, feel to it, that lacked in the last place - plus it is bigger. Exposed concrete walls, TVs playing heavy metal videos. Tap list has expanded, but still focuses on extreme craft beers - when I was in there the other night 8 of the 12 taps were IPA or IIPAs. Prices seemed to have dropped (1000 yen pint/US craft beer, ie. Hop Juice, etc nad 800 yen for Japanese craft). This is a must for any beer geek who is in the Tokyo/Yokohama area. Awesome
A small bar not too far from Yokohama station (see map on website). Punk rock memorabilia lines the wall, but the music is surprisingly played at reasonable levels unless you ask the owner to turn it up. Seven micros on tap, which all rotate except for the house beer, which is Nagahama ale and Minoh Stout. Only place in Tokyo/Yokohama that I have seen Shinano and Inawashiro beers on tap. The latter is just average, but the former is really nice. The owner will also dry hop beers just for his bar. The night I was there Minoh IIPA was on and was fabulous with Centenial dry hopping. Food is only smoked stuff and yaki-udon (like yaki-soba). Only seven taps, so given limited beer range, there are better places around. However, given that it is only a 5 min walk from Cheers, it seems like a mandatory stop over. Proof that Yokohama is the most improved beer city in the world for 2007. From Yokohama Station go out the North Gate, then go out the West exit (essentially the NW part of the statio
Capa (457) Kitsap, Washington | December 9, 2007| Updated December 20, 2008
I heard that Thrash Zone played punk and metal while serving some good beers. While it wasn’t quite what I expected in decor, it was a fun place anyhow. I was thinking it would be dark and loud, but it was well lit and the music was being played at a very resonable level. Had a few hand pumps mixed in with their taps. Nothing exceptional, but still a good selection. I had the cheese plate and it went really well with the couple IPAs I had. The bartender is nice, knows his beer, and speaks english...which was nice for me. Some people can find this place right away, I on the other hand, walked around for about an hour, passing it 5 times before giving up and trying again a couple weeks later. TimE’s directions are better than the ones I used, though. Big fan of this little bar, I’ll be back for sure.
Update December 2008. There seems to be an influx of guest beers available and he added a couple taps. I love this place!