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Otaru Soko No.1 Brewery

Open today: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Good beer and good atmosphere!

A fun beer hall + brewery situated on the picturesque canal. The beer is good and so is the... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
Tim G
via mobile
Decent beer

A fun stop on a cold day. We ducked in on a blustery cold day. This was a warm, cozy place for a... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2018
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good46%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“beer”(17 reviews)
“canal”(9 reviews)
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5-4 Minatomachi, Otaru 047-0007, Hokkaido
+81 134-21-2323
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Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

A fabulous venue. With awesome beers. And great food. Friendly staff. Awesome location. Must see and do. Really worth a visit.

Thank John Y
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

We were completely surprised to find an authentic German bar here in Japan. Complete with German music, (Japanese) women dressed in German dresses, a wooden Interior and even ‘Bratwurst mit pommes’ Inside the have a few huge kettles where they brew their beer. At the...More

Thank ReisDNA
Reviewed April 20, 2018

While walking by the water we decided to stop and have a beer at this lovely place located in an old stone warehouse right on the Otaru canal. We were lucky we could sit outdoors by the canal and enjoy the scenery, the cruise boats...More

Thank Maitheng
Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

It is located at Otaru Canal. We had pizza and beers. The pizza is delicious! Must try if you come to Otaru.

Thank oo_evelyne
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

A fun beer hall + brewery situated on the picturesque canal. The beer is good and so is the atmosphere however smoking is allowed so it can get smokey at times. The only thing keeping this from being a full five points is the spotty...More

Thank Tim G
Reviewed February 9, 2018 via mobile

I was expecting a Japanese brewery but this hofbrauhaus was here instead. Food was not that good but the beer was.

Thank Bill S
Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

A fun stop on a cold day. We ducked in on a blustery cold day. This was a warm, cozy place for a cold beer. It overlooks the canal and has a great view. The beer was nice. Didn't try the food because we had...More

Thank DCfoodmom
Reviewed August 6, 2017

It was a nice pitstop while touring Otaru on a hot day. The beer was great with different brews and large sizes. Felt bad due to one waitress working frantically and service was rather slow. Pretzel was small but delicious.

Thank Joanna P
Reviewed June 22, 2017 via mobile

Just had the otaru beer, nothing much special if compare to Sapporo classic. Environment is cozy. Good place to chill out.

Thank jps5000
Reviewed June 22, 2017

My husband is a huge beer snob, so this was a must during our afternoon exploring Otaru. We went in during the mid-afternoon on a weekday, so it wasn't particularly crowded. The beer was excellent. We only ordered one food item (the Hokkaido potatoes with...More

Thank Angela R
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