Friday, November 7, 2014

Chicken Boy: Yakitori and Craft Beer in Imaike! チキンボーイ:名古屋市今池で焼き鳥やクラフトビール屋

Name:  Chicken Boy  (Yakitori and Craft Beer Shop)

Selection of Craft Beer:  various Japanese craft beers
Price of Craft Beer:      from 680 yen
                           (pints are from 800 yen)
Chicken Boy in Imaike combines two great things: craft beer and yakitori.  This restaurant offers a variety of Japanese craft beers including Imaike Beer.  The food goes well with the variety of beer.  The food mostly consists of small dishes and yakitori.  This place maybe small, but its comforting, relaxing atmosphere makes up for it.  The owner is really friendly.  He is quite knowledgeable of beer and can make suggestions for you.  Also, he can provide information on the local craft beer scene.  Chicken Boy offers great craft beer, delicious food, and friendly service at a reasonable price.

Budget:  between 2000 yen and 3000 yen

Address:  Aichi-ken Nagoya-shi Chikusa-ku Uchiyama 3-31-14
            Sunshine Imaike 1st Floor
Telephone:  052-732-3177
Business Hours:  Mon. to Fri.  17:00-24:00
                   Sat.          15:00-24:00
                    Closed on Sun. and Holidays

名前:チキンボーイ (クラフトビールや焼き鳥)

クラフトビールの選定: 色々な日本産クラフトビール
クラフトビールの価格: 680円から


TEL: 052−732−3177
営業時間:月曜日から金曜日 17:00〜24:00
     土曜日      15:00〜24:00
定休日: 日曜日・祝日

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Cerasus: Craft Beer and Aged Hams (located close to Nagoya Station)

Name:  Cerasus (craft beer and aged ham brewpub)

Selection of Craft Beer:  various European and American craft beers
Price of Craft Beer:  550 yen to 900 yen (per glass/pint)
                              900 yen to 1100 yen (per bottle)

Review:  Cerasus is a new venture from the people who brought you 23 Craft Beerz, Cafe Lembeek, and Bier Markt.  The recently opened restaurant specializes in craft beer, aged hams, and handmade pizzas.  The craft beers are quite reasonably priced.  European beers make up the majority of the drink list.  There are some American beers on offer.  Besides beer, they have a small decent wine program.  The food program matches well with the drink list.  They have a selection of aged hams from mainly Europe and one from Japan.  Plus, they have handmade pizzas for a reasonable price.  The service is impeccable.  The staff are friendly and knowledgeable of their offerings.  The decor is modern and comforting.  It feels like a brewpub that you would find in the West.  If you are near Nagoya Station or the Nagoya International Center, check out Cerasus for aged ham and craft beer.

Budget:  3000 yen and Up

Address:  名古屋市中村区名駅南1−16−25第三森ビール1階
     Nagoya-shi Nakamura-ku Meiekiminami 1-16-25 3rd Mori Bldg.
Phone Number:  052-571-2611
Operating Hours:  5:30pm~11:30pm (everyday)