Though it's long been regarded as the essential destination for beer enthusiasts in Tokyo, Popeye actually started life as a Western-style izakaya. Its transformation into a specialist craft beer haunt has been slow but spectacular: it now boasts an unrivaled 70 beers on tap, all kept in impecable condition and most of them produced by Japanese breweries. There's table seating for groups, but the most fun to be had is at the bar, where the friendly and knowledgable staff entice drinkers with unfamiliar tipples. It isn't the cheapest place in town, and the stodgy food selection falls a long way short of the quality of the beer – but if it's the latter you're after, Popeye is hard to beat.



2-18-7 Ryogoku, Sumida-ku

Transport Ryogoku Station (Sobu, Oedo lines)

Telephone 03 3633 2120

Open Mon-Sat, 5pm-11pm (food service 11.30am-8pm) / Closed Sun


Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.

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