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A place to grab a pint of something extraordinary

Good beer isn’t all that hard to come by in Okinawa. Great beer, on the other hand, isn’t quite so easy to find. Enter the Torii Taproom and you’ll think you’ve stumbled through some mystical porthole to craft beer heaven. If that’s an overstatement it isn’t much of one. They have 15 different beers on tap and a couple coolers stacked with other hard to find bottled offerings.

There is nothing remotely hipster about this no-frills beer pub. It’s laid out like bars should be, simply and with plenty of room to gather around a table with a couple close friends while knocking back a few.

They have a food menu, I recommend taco Tuesday. Beer is really the main attraction, though. The prices are in the ¥800 to ¥1100 range for a pint. The ale I drank was a local micro-brew made of sweet potatoes. It was delicious and unforgettable. The staff are knowledgeable, friendly, and a great resource if you’re still discovering the nuanced world of craft beer. The location is on route 6 just outside the entrance of Torii Station (thus the name).

Pro tip: pretend you’re conflicted about which beer to order and the friendly bartender will offer to let you taste a couple samples.

Credit cards and US dollars are welcome. They also sell and fill growlers if partying at home sounds like more fun.