Brian Brew

Brain Brew Sapporo

Pricing Guide
(Avg. cost per person)
Opening Hours6:00pm – 6:00am Daily
Contact+81 11-561-3601
NotesWifi available
LocationSouth 7 West 3
Japan, 〒064-0807 Hokkaido Prefecture, Sapporo, Chuo Ward, Minami 7 Jonishi, 3 Chome, LC弐番館ビル1F

If you are in the mood for some Irish flavor, there are 2 Brian Brew pubs in Sapporo. One in the north of Sapporo, the other, in central Sapporo. Both are set up as a western style bar, with a nice selection of beers, and pub food!

Brain Brew Sapporo


Brian Brew, located in central Sapporo, is an Irish style pub that serves up good beer, and excellent bar food. Naturally, Guinness is on tap, as is Kilkenny ale. Carlsburg is also available, in pints or half pints. Irish whiskeys, cognacs are among the spirits and they also have some very good Italian, and Argentinian wines. Brian Brew’s food menu has some good hearty pub meals. Fish and chips, grilled steak, a selection of cheeses are all found here. It is also one of the few places in Sapporo that serves up meat pies, including sheperd’s pie, which is a welcome addition to the menu!

Brain Brew Sapporo

Delicious meat pie

The staff are friendly, and able to communicate in English. Brian Brew has seating for around 36 people, the upstairs area is more suitable for larger groups. In summer there is outside seating. For those who enjoy the rugby, then this is the place to be. There are 2 large TV’s in the bottom section, that have all the latest rugby games on. Local games and international games can be seen here. Every Friday is lady’s day with cheap cocktails, and on the last Thursday of every month from 20:00 – 22:00 is the Irish Music Session. So, grab an ale, or a whiskey, and enjoy the hospitality of Brian Brew!

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Hokkaido Guide contributor and editor. Keen photographer with a love of travel, the great outdoors and all things Hokkaido, Japan. Matt Holloway is a professional photographer and holds exhibitions around Sapporo, Hokkaido and Sydney Australia.