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restaurantKarakuri - Oden: Kanda
Kakakuri is one of the rare drinking spots in Tokyo where you can find first-rate selections of both craft beer and craft sake. Despite the row of beer taps behind the counter, it feels more like a cozy neighborhood izakaya than a beer bar, and the...
beerIzumiya - Sake bar: Kojimachi
With its traditional wood-beam architecture, old-fashioned snacks and laid-back atmosphere, this long-established standing bar is a fun place to stop in for a glass of sake or a Belgian beer. The main sake list features fourteen labels from...
germanNEW: Schmatz Beer Stand - Beer bar: Machida
The half dozen or so German-style craft beers on tap at Schmatz are probably the most interesting brews you'll find in the Grandberry Park shopping mall. This mini-branch of the popular German chain, located in the middle of the "Gathering Market"...
craft beerNEW: Hitachino Brewing Tokyo Distillery - Bar: Akihabara
Run by Kiuchi Brewery, the sake brewer behind the popular Hitachino Nest beer brand, this dining bar is devoted to craft spirits, craft beers and premium beef and pork from Ibaraki Prefecture. Drinks options include ten types of craft whisky...
craft beerNEW: Craft Beer Market Whity Umeda - Bar: Osaka Umeda
It's hard to beat CBM for price and selection - they've got thirty taps of domestic and imported craft beers, and charge just Y480 for a small glass and Y780 for a pint (plus a very reasonable Y300 cover charge after 3pm). The food is also well above average...[Continue reading]
brewpubTokaido Beer - Brewpub: Kawasaki
A stylish, cozy backstreet bar located six or seven minutes from Kawasaki Station, Tokaido Beer's taproom is a pleasant place to drop by for a freshly brewed beer or two. Brewmaster Satoshi Tanoue serves four year-round beers and one seasonal beer...
May 21-24 (Thu-Sun)
Belgian Beer Weekend 2020 Yokohama
Now in its eleventh year, this very festive multi-city event has more than fifty Belgian breweries taking part, while 12.7 tons of Belgian fries are consumed by visitors.
Price: Y2950 for a book of food and beer tickets, available from Family Mart on onsite.
May 30-31 (Saturday noon-8pm; Sunday 11am-6pm)
Craft Beer Live 2020
Now celebrating its tenth year, this is one of Osaka's major beer events, focusing on Kansai breweries large and small. Forty-four breweries will be taking part this year, pouring more than 130 different beers, and twelve local bars and restaurants will be running food booths.
Minatomachi River Place, Plaza 3 Open Space, 1-3-1 Minatomachi
Beer tickets are Y450 each, and each ticket can be used to purchase a 210ml glass of beer.