The Beer Kobo or Workshop 'chain' has come a long way since Kakyu Nomura started things off in 2009 with his Koenji Bakushu Kobo: the collective now also operates brewpubs in Nakano, Ogikubo, Nishi-Ogikubo and Asagaya, serving up the same fine suds across the board. This branch is a little more spacious than the others, occupying an entire two-storey building on the north side of the station, complete with a no-frills but atmospheric rooftop terrace. Their Blonde Ale is the most popular choice, but we have to recommend the flavourful IPA with its tempting grapefruit aroma. ¥500 and change for a tankard feels like a bargain here.
|Venue name:||Asagaya Beer Workshop|
1-31-5 Asagaya-Kita, Suginami-ku
|Opening hours:||5pm-11pm (Sat, Sun & hols 3pm-9pm)|
|Transport:||Asagaya Station (Chuo, Sobu lines)|