Beer & Bear

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Type: Bar, Eatery

3-4-9 Bakurou-machi, Chuo-ku
Osaka-fu Osaka-shi, 541-0059

06-6241-0409 | map

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Reviews by soulgrowl:
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4.33/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Probably my favorite beer bar I visited in Osaka, Beer & Bear is a cute little place with a lot of character and a lot of good beer. Hitachino Nest White and Ezo IPA (possibly brewed by Rogue?) on tap, Yona Yona on cask, and lots more Japanese and imported offerings. And besides that, drinking at Beer & Bear feels like drinking at somebody's house. It's a small (but not cramped) place, with sort of garage sale-like decor - bookshelves, empty bottles, beer posters, family photos, and lots of teddy bears.

Service is extremely friendly and knowledgeable if a bit slow, and prices are reasonable - 1000 yen may seem steep for a pint, but then, it is a proper pint, and it's worth it for that wonderful real ale flavor and mouthfeel. As for the food, I only had the fried rice, and it was quite good - spicy and salty and tangy, a very good match for the IPA. In my opinion Beer & Bear is a must-visit if you're in Osaka, and it's such a quirky spot that even if your company isn't interested in the beer, they'll still enjoy themselves.

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3.25/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This is almost impossible to find, but once you find it, this is a great little place, though by no means swank.

Upon approaching the shop (in the dead of winter) the patio looks relatively abandoned. Is this place open?

The inside is cluttered and eclectic with stickers from various craft brewers from around Japan and around the world. There are posters promoting Taiko Ale, which according to the owners, was developed at their request. The menu features about a hundred craft beers, a third of which are from Japan.

This place has cask ale (Yona Yona Ale) as well as Taiko Ale and Guinness on tap and a half a dozen of the other Yo Ho brews in can (this is where I found the national trust porter).

The food is SE Asian and decidedly yummy.

This place has by far the largest selection of domestic (read Japanese) craft beers in Osaka and is a treasure indeed.

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Beer & Bear in Osaka-fu Osaka-shi, Japan
3.79 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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