Nagoya Octoberfest In July!

June 20, 2017 by Ray Proper

Yes, October Fest in July; why not? Drop by and sample German food, and BEER; lots and lots of German beer. I am all about imbibing of some bratwurst, sauerkraut, pretzels, and if I am really lucky I might be able to find some strudel… yummy yummy yummy! Admission to the festival is free, so […]

Biru Stand Shigetomi: Hiroshima’s Standing Beer Bar

April 24, 2017 by Jade Brischke

The lack of space in Japan has resulted in the need to utilise every square metre possible and thus, to ensure it is put to good use. Combine this with the Japanese people’s love of drinking, particularly beer and you have yourself the standing bar. Best of all, you don’t have to go to Tokyo […]

Don’t Miss a Maiko Performance at Kyoto’s Miyagawa-cho Beer Garden

July 25, 2016 by Justin Hanus

One of the most entertaining evening activities during the summer months in Japan is enjoying drinks from one of the many glittering rooftop beer gardens that light up in the cities. With prime views of the lively streets and the quiet river, choosing any one of Kyoto’s beer gardens is sure to make a lovely […]

Cheers to Summer in Hiroshima… and Miyajima Beer!

July 22, 2016 by Jade Brischke

Summer in Hiroshima means fireworks, summer festivals and beer. Granted there are many wonderful beer gardens to relax at on a hot summer’s night, but many people forget (or don’t know) that the island of Itsukushima, commonly known as Miyajima, has its own patio (i.e. beer garden) where you can enjoy the view while you […]

Hangover Helpers in Japan

August 24, 2013 by Ray Proper

The land of the rising sun seems a little slow on the rising part most days.  From the drinks after work, to goodbye parties, New Years, forget the old year, hanami, fall colors, karaoke, birthdays, deaths… ugh… I am getting hungover just thinking about it.  In Japan, there always seems to be a good excuse […]