Kansai area craft beer retailers
RetailYamaya - Liquor shop: Namba
This nationwide chain specializes in imported wines and liquors, and they also carry a miscellaneous assortment of imported foods. They also stock several Belgian beers by the bottle along with bottles from Minoh, a local Osaka brewery. Maybe not...
RetailCraft Beer Base Mother Tree - Beer bar: Umeda
Originally known as Kansai's best retail shop for imported beers, Craft Beer Base have expanded their operations to include a restaurant, bar, on-premises brewery and bottle shop. These are all located in their three-story headquarters behind the...
restaurantWorld Beer Museum - Beer bar: Umeda
With more than 300 seats and several different bar counters and table areas, this sprawling complex is more like a world-beer theme park than a typical bar. The place is run by a beer importer, so you'll see some unusual beers on draft that you...
RetailCraft Beer Base Seed @Hanshin - Liquor shop: Umeda 1-chome
Located in the liquor section of Hanshin department store's food hall, this outlet of the Western-Umeda beer shop offers around 100 craft beers and Belgian beers for sale. Prices are slightly higher than at the main shop, about ten minutes away.
RetailDig The Line - Beer bar: Karasuma-Oike
By far the hippest beer bar in Kyoto, Dig The Line offers a good selection of imported craft beers and ciders, excellent music (with regular DJ events), and comfortable seating both indoors and out. Ten taps are devoted to beer and cider, while the...
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