Nakano Beer Kobo

A soothing Brewpub in Tokyo

By Sandro Bernardinello   Jun 23, 2018 - 2 min read

Hidden in a small street behind the Nakano Broadway, Beer Kobo is welcoming in a most relaxing way, from the exposed beams and the wood decor, to the small mezzanines where you can sneak up and recline on the floor. The feeling is accentuated by the private corners where you can tell your secrets without anybody listening. There are also other seating places, three against the wall and the others in two little booths. Behind a glass wall at the back of the bar sits the brewing equipment.

The last time I went there the price was ¥500 for a decently sized glass of anything on tap. They recently changed their pricing system and now prices vary depending on size and style.

The production varies during the year, this time they had six different beers available: blonde, pale, black and golden Ales, a Pilsener and a New-England-IPA. Considering the very narrow space, the selection is considerably wide and they serve some food as well.

It is clear that they have found a winning formula. Starting with one location in Koenji, they have now grown to a chain of brewpubs. You can also find them in Asagaya, Ogikubo and Nakano, with the last location the smallest of the four.

Getting there

Get off at the Nakano station, the place is a few minutes walk.

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Sandro Bernardinello

Sandro Bernardinello @Sandro Bernardinello

Born on a cold day in December 1984, I live in Verona, I am a computer engineer, loving martial arts, travel, Japan, food and of course photography. Photography is not only looking for beautiful pictures, it's more, much more; It means keeping memories, details, and moments that will inevitably become more and more blurred in our memory; it means waking up when everyone is sleeping; getting excited at the frost or under a thunderstorm when everyone is running away; learning to wait and knowing the surrounding environment; looking for new places and exploring forgotten ones, it means being able to see and enjoy what is surrounding us learning to observe with different eyes.