Yokohama, Kanagawa-ken, Chiba-ken
craft beerThrash Zone - Beer bar: Yokohama Sta.
Extreme beers are the speciaty at this cozy little beer bar - heavy on the hops, and generally higher in alcohol content than your average mainstream lager. Many of the beers are made by Thrash Zone itself, with names like "Speed Kills IPA" (7.8%...
belgianCheers - Belgian rest/beer bar: Yokohama Sta.
A quiet, out-of-the-way little bar with a good selection of Belgian and other beers. Draft beers include Baird (an excellent Japanese microbrew), Edelpils and Pedigree; there are also 30 beers by the bottle, mostly Belgian. Food is a mix of...
RetailAntenna America - Liquor shop: Yokohama Sta.
Located inside the Isetan food court in Yokohama Station's Joinus department store, this combination bottle shop and bar offers an impressive selection of US craft beers by the bottle or can, to drink here or take home. They also have ten taps of...
belgianGlass Dance - Belgian rest/beer bar: Yokohama Sta.
The ubiquitous Belgian beer chain offers Antwerp's De Koninck and a few other Belgians on draught, and over seventy beers by the bottle, served with proper glassware. The food menu features beer-marinated roast chicken among other beer-friendly...
british beerTavern, The - British pub: Yokohama Sta.
A well-established, very popular "gaijin bar" with a lively atmosphere. London Pride and Kilkenny are served on draught, and the food menu features typical British pub fare.
world beerWorld Beer Museum - Beer bar: Yokohama Minato-mirai
This massive 200-seat bar-restaurant serves more than 200 beers from all over the world - including 19 beers on tap - along with an international food menu. The atmosphere is reminiscent of a classic Japanese beer hall, except with a better...
craft beerSakura Taps - Beer bar: Yokohama Sakuragicho
This casual after-work drinking spot dispenses a rotating selection of eight Japanese craft beers on tap, with the occasional import for variety. While there are a handful of tables, most of the crowd here seems to prefer to stand at the bar while...
belgianLe Temps Perdu - Belgian rest/beer bar: Yokohama Sakuragicho
Yokohama's pioneering Belgian beer bar, Le Temps Perdu has a certain Bohemian charm to it. The menu offers twenty Belgian beers at around Y1000-1200 per bottle.
craft beerSynchronicity - Beer bar: Yokohama Kannai
Japanese craft beers from around the country are dispensed from the eight taps here. Recent selections have included beers from Marca and Minoh breweries (Osaka), Kyoto Brewing, Shiga Kogen (Nagano) and North Island (Hokkaido). Medium-size glasses...
RetailAntenna America - Beer bar: Yokohama Kannai
An ever-changing selection of American craft beers - all from top-class breweries like Southern Tier, Coronado and Anderson Valley - is on tap at this tasting room run by beer importing company Nagano Trading. They also carry more than a hundred...
craft beerFull Monty - British pub: Yokohama Kannai
Serving seventeen different ciders, this rather authentic British pub must have the best selection in town, if not in all of Japan. They also serve beer of course - on a recent visit the pub's eight taps included such varied fare as Caldera Vanilla...
restaurantGreen Bashamichi - Grill: Yokohama Bashamichi
Charcoal Grill Green Bashamichi serves up a very appealing menu of grilled meats and seafood along with creative starters, California wines and a handful of local craft beers. The setup is casual bistro-style, with a comfortable eight-seat counter...
craft beerBashamichi Taproom - American: Yokohama Bashamichi
Authentic American-style barbecue is the ambitious specialty at Bashamichi Taproom, along with a great selection of craft beers. The twenty or so taps mostly dispense beers from the excellent Baird Brewery in Numazu, with a couple of guest taps...
beerThrash Zone Meatballs - Beer bar: Yokohama Nihon-Odori
Thrash Zone is one of Japan's better craft-beer brewers, specializing in strong, hoppy IPAs and other "extreme beers." This second branch of the Thrash Zone bar (open since mid-April 2016) serves a line-up of their own creations, plus an equal...
craft beerLiving - Beer bar: Yokohama Yamashitacho
A comfortable, laid-back bar located near Yamashita Park, Living Craft Beer Bar offers ten Japanese craft beers on draft along with a creative food menu. If you have trouble deciding what to drink, you can opt for a three-glass tasting set of your...
restaurantGreen Ishikawacho - Grill: Yokohama Motomachi
Charcoal Grill Green, with three branches in Yokohama, serves good grilled meats along with Japanese craft beers and mostly European wines. The menu offers intriguing-sounding dishes such as Popcorn Shrimp with Cajun Aioli; Smoky Pulled-pork...
attractionKirin Yokohama Beer Village - Attraction: Yokohama
Highly organized factory tours like this one are an interesting phenomenon. While you're technically inside the factory building, you're not actually on the factory floor wearing a hairnet and watching people at work, but instead wandering from one...
brewpubSpring Valley Brewery - Brewpub: Yokohama
Located next to Kirin Brewery's Yokohama factory, this attractively appointed bar-restaurant makes a pleasant stop after finishing Kirin's hour-long factory tour and tasting. The spacious...
RetailPlatinum Fish - Beer bar: Kawasaki
The twelve taps at this compact train-station bar dispense beers from Japanese craft breweries like Aqla, Isekadoya and the very local TK Brewing, located just a ten-minute walk from here. (You might have to ask about the TK beer - when we visited...
craft beerIbeer Le Sun Palm - Beer bar: Kawasaki
Managed by the Sazaby Group, this is the second craft-beer bar in the Kawasaki Atre complex, and although their beer list is far more conventional than Platinum Fish Craft Beer Bar on the third floor, the dining space is much bigger and the food...
germanSchmatz - German: Kawasaki
This popular German beer-bar chain offers eight German-style beers on tap (including five of Schmatz's original brews), all priced at Y650 per glass. The extensive food menu offers pizzas, pastas and risotti, a tempting range of sausages (lamb,...
germanGreat German Cook (GGC) - German: Kawasaki
With its old-fashioned wood-themed decor and its traditional German food menu, this long-running beer hall feels like a relic of past times. The extensive beer list is quite up to date though - in addition to more than two dozen traditional German...
brewpubTKBrewing - Brewpub: Kawasaki
Open Fridays through Sundays only, this up-and-coming nanobrewery offers eight taps of their own original beers at quite reasonable prices (Y550-650 for 275ml). Some of their popular brews include Belgian-style White Moon Ale, Dopeness IPA,...
belgianBrasserie Muh - Belgian rest/beer bar: Kawasaki City
Run by the popular Delirium Cafe group of Belgian beer bars, Muh offers an impressive selection of grilled meats - premium wagyu, Iberico pork, Hungarian duck, Ezo venison and lots more. Beers include domestic and imported craft beers as well as...
craft beerMokichi Craft Beer - Beer bar: Fujisawa-shi
Conveniently located close to Fujisawa Station, Mokichi is a taproom for Shonan Beer, a very drinkable lineup of craft beers made by the Kumazawa Shuzo sake brewery in nearby Chigasaki. They offer thirteen Shonan beers on tap, accompanied by a...
restaurantGood Mellows - Burgers: Kamakura
A tropical-themed, almost-beachfront restaurant five minutes from Hase station, Good Mellows serves charcoal-grilled burgers and imported craft beers from the US.
craft beerArrows - British pub: Funabashi
Located in the middle of an entertainment zone a few minutes from Funabashi Station, this spacious British-style pub offers a handful of American and Japanese craft beers on tap as well as more traditional English ales. Tasting flights of either...
craft beerGastro Pub Arrows - British pub: Motoyawata
A British-style pub, Arrows serves London Pride on tap along with a rotating selection of Japanese and US craft beers and simple pub food like fish and chips. Located a few minutes from Moto-Yawata station.
belgianBarbee's - Belgian rest/beer bar: Omiya
A cozy Belgian beer bar-restaurant, Barbee's eight taps include a few unexpected choices like Mikkel's Dream (from Danish brewery Mikkeller) and De Ranke XX Bitter. There's a reasonably large bottled selection, and prices are typical of Belgian...
brewpubHikawa Brewery - Brewpub: Omiya
Saitama's first brewpub, open since Spring 2014, serves up ten different varieties of freshly made craft beers, including several Pale Ale variations. The food menu offers typical pub fare, with a larger-than-average selection. Our...
brewpubHops and Herbs - Brewpub: Kofu
Up-and-coming craft beermakers Outsider Brewing run this brewpub twelve minutes away from Kofu station. There are six taps, and prices range from Y450-550 for a 300ml glass, and Y750-900 for a 500ml pint.