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craft beerCoaster - Beer bar: Shimo-Kitazawa
A spacious craft-beer bar at the southern end of Shimo-Kitazawa, Coaster offers a nice mix of Japanese, American and European craft beers from their fifteen taps. Beer comes in two sizes, priced Y600-850 for a small glass and Y1100-1400 for a...
craft beerMidtown BBQ - American: Yokohama Nihon-Odori
Fantastic wagyu brisket is one of the highlights at this spacious new American-barbecue joint around the corner from Yokohama Stadium. They offer a full range of expertly barbecued meats including pulled pork, ribs, smoked sausages and chicken,...
craft beerYona Yona Beer Works - Beer bar: Shimbashi
Run by the Wondertable group and serving beer supplied by Karuizawa's Yaho Brewing (Yona Yona), this branch of the Beer Works offers the usual selection of tasty craft-sausage variations and roast Date Chicken that the chain is known for. There are...
belgianCuccina Alba - Seafood: Kioicho
Raw fish, grilled seafood and Belgian beers are the draw here, with more than twenty Belgian beers on tap. There's also a good selection of inexpensive wines and fresh-fruit cocktails. Budget around Y4000 at dinnertime, or Y1200 for lunch.
craft beerBevvy - Bar: Nishi-Shinjuku
Located in the Food Hall Blast! food-court complex, Draft Pub Bevvy offers ten Japanese craft beers on tap, ten wines on tap, and six ciders. As far as food goes, you can order tacos, burritos, barbecued meats, pizzas and other casual snacks from...
craft beerBrewers - Beer bar: Fukuoka-ken
Brewers feels like an old-school bar for craft-beer enthusiasts, with its wood-heavy decor, its pub-style menu and the classic Japanese-bartender garb (white shirt and black vest) of the proprietor. The twelve taps pour a nice selection from...
April 24 (Wed) - May 5 (Sun)
Belgian Beer Weekend 2019 Nagoya
Over fifty Belgian breweries take part each year, and 12.7 tons of Belgian fries are consumed at this very festive multi-city event.
Hisaya Odori Park, Hisaya Plaza - Angel Plaza
Price: Around Y2900 for a book of food and beer tickets
April 26 (Fri) - May 6 (Mon)
Yokohama Frulingsfest 2019
Frulingsfest is the German Festival to celebrate the coming of spring, and the Yokohama version is a huge local event, now in its sixteenth year. There's plenty of German beer, food and music, plus fun and games for kids.
Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse Event Plaza Red Brick Park
Free admission, pay as you go.
April 27 - May 6 (11am-9pm)
Kyushu Beer Festival 2019 in Oita
This is the fifth annual appearance of this regional beer event in Oita. The festival showcases local Kyushu craft breweries but also features plenty of beers from other areas of Japan as well as local food specialties.
Oita Station North Exit Plaza (Kanamemachi 1-1)
Free admission. Beer tickets are Y500 per glass; pay as you go for food.