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Mainly British

Al's Cafe - British: Takadanobaba
It's a Tudor-style English tearoom right in the Baba - one with a casual, neighborhood-oriented atmosphere. Traditional dishes like shepherd's pie, steak and Guinness pie, and bangers and mash are...
Aldgate - Beer bar: Shibuya
One of Shibuya's more serious microbrew bars, The Aldgate offers 21 very nice craft beers on tap, mostly from Japan, Britain and the US. The food is English pub fare - Toad in the Hole, Cornish...
What the Dickens - British pub: Ebisu
A bit of Roppongi nightlife dropped into Ebisu - live bands, English beers (mostly bottled), and inexpensive, filling pub dishes like shepherd's pie.
Tavern, The - British pub: Meguro
Assorted British beers and food, including Cornish pasties, fish and chips, shepard's pie and steak-and-kidney pie.
Black Lion - British pub: Meguro
(Formerly "Little Euro") A London-style pub that attracts an eclectic cross-section of the expat community. Assorted British beers and pub-style food.
Hobgoblin Pub - British pub: Roppongi
The biggest pub in Tokyo, Hobgoblin offers a large selection of draught beers including several British ales, and attracts a lively expat crowd. There's pub-style food (with a late-night menu Friday...
Hobgoblin Pub - British pub: Akasaka
Draught British beers and food, plus sports shown on big-screen TVs and a lively expat crowd. Weekday lunch is Y999; no lunch on weekends.
Campion Ale - Brewpub: Asakusa
Five British-style ales on tap, all brewed on premises at this small brewpub. Prices are Y800 for pints and Y500 for half-pints. Food includes shepherd's pie, meat pies and beef stew. Open from noon...
Tavern, The - British pub: Yokohama Sta.
A well-established, very popular "gaijin bar" with a lively atmosphere.
Full Monty - British pub: Yokohama Kannai
Serving seventeen different ciders, this rather authentic British pub must have the best selection in town, if not in all of Japan. They also serve beer of course - on a recent visit the pub's eight...

German beers

Keitel - German: Shinjuku
Typical German dishes and selected German wines and beers from this long-running establishment, now in a new location. Budget around Y5000 for dinner.
Stein Haus - German: Nishi-Shinjuku
Serving relatively expensive German beers and decent pub grub in a cavelike basement, this branch of the Franziskaner group is worth knowing about mostly for their late-night hours.
German Farm Grill - German: Shibuya
A few good German beers at sensible prices, along with sausage-and-meat platters.
Franz Club - German: Hamamatsucho
A spacious bar serving meaty German fare and great beer. Four German brews from Spaten and Franziskaner are on draft (starting at Y600/glass) with several more by the bottle. The Y3500 prix-fixe...
Bernd's Bar - German: Roppongi
Hearty, stick-to-your-ribs food and a friendly atmosphere. They feature several different German beers on tap.
Franziskaner - German: Roppongi Hills
Situated on Roppongi-dori right in front of Roppongi Hills, this branch of the popular chain offers good German beers, sausages and other snacks, and (relatively) late-night hours.
Franziskaner - German: Kamiyacho
It looks just like an ordinary coffee shop, but they serve German sausages, excellent bread and rolls, and many excellent German beers. (AKA "Die Wurst")
Zum Einhorn - German: Kamiyacho
Although the dining room is notably lacking in atmosphere and music, the kitchen prepares outstanding German cuisine, including some fantastic game dishes in the autumn months. Prices may seem high...
Zum Eichen Platz - German: Akasaka
An impressive food menu and a decent selection of German beers, specializing in Spaten, Franziskaner and Flensburger.
Baden Baden - Beer bar: Hibiya
Nestled under the Yamanote train tracks, this venerable Tokyo establishment serves 15 different German beers along with German food.
J.S. Lennep - Beer bar: Hibiya
Right next to Baden Baden under the rumbling JR tracks, and even sharing the same address, they offer a similar selection of beers.
Franz Club - German: Marunouchi
Part of the popular Franziskaner chain, Franz club offers a decent selection of German beers and nice roast meats, sausages, ham and similar fare, served well into the wee hours of the morning. ...
Franziskaner - German: Nihonbashi
Hard-to-find German beers, German wines, and assorted snacks are on offer at this branch of the small Franziskaner chain. The meat-heavy food menu is more interesting and diverse than might be...
Franziskaner Bar & Grill - German: Ogawamachi
Good imported German beers, sausages and other German fare, from the management of German Farm Grill (in Shibuya). The three-story bar is warm and comfortable, especially the spacious third-floor...
Viehausen-49 - Beer bar: Nakano-Sakaue
German beers and food are served in this small neighborhood bar.
Danke - Beer bar: Hatsudai
A very lively after-work beer hall, Danke serves a variety of Belgian and German bottled beers and inexpensive wines starting at under Y2000 per bottle. The extensive snack menu offers seasonal...

Other world beers

Failte - Beer bar: Shibuya
Run by a Belgian beer bar chain, Failty features beers imported directly from Ireland, plus twenty different wines and food prepared by a French chef.
Amusement - Beer bar: Shibuya
A very unpretentious, comfortably scruffy bar that looks like it's been frozen in time from the late seventies. They have a smattering of interesting beers from England, Belgium, Germany and Czech,...
65 (Rokugo) Beer Cafe - Beer bar: Meguro
Located very near Meguro Station, this world-beer bar is most notable for its late-night hours (until 7am every day). The 100-odd beers on offer seem almost randomly chosen, but there are a few very...
Cerveza - Beer bar: Roppongi
This friendly little bar serves around 100 beers on the regular menu, plus additional seasonal beers that aren't listed, so check the display case before you order. There's also a full food menu.
Drunk Bears - Beer bar: Shiodome
This unpretentious pub serves a big assortment of beers from around the world, including some unusual finds (Rugenbrau from Switzerland) and a few nice Belgians and popular US micros (Sam Adams,...
Dasenka - Czech: Yotsuya 3-chome
A tiny, bookshelf-lined cafe-bar serving Czech, Polish and other Eastern European fare. Menu items include excellent bramborak potato pancakes, goulash made with beer, Moravian-style roast pork and...
Jha Bar - Beer bar: Awajicho
Four beers on tap and many more by the bottle at this late-night bar, with an unusual selection mostly from Belgium, Germany and the UK. The food menu features pizzas, salads and tapas-style small...
Columbus - Bar: Kanda
The menu is casual Italian-influenced izakaya fare, with some pleasant surprises (like their salmon mousse appetizers and the pate of the day). They offer a few interesting beers along with wine and...
Sekai no Beer Hakubutsukan - Beer bar: Oshiage
Rather than trying to represent the entire world, the "World Beer Museum" narrows its focus to brews from five beer-producing countries - Belgium, Germany, the UK, Czech Republic and the US - along...
Puca Puca - Beer bar: Fujisawa-shi
Over 100 beers from around the world, including refreshing Belgian Hoegaarden white beer on tap, plus several varieties of Rogue Ales from Oregon. Unfortunately the food (billed as "world garlic...

One or two interesting beers

Brooklyn Parlor - Cafe: Shinjuku
Whether you're here for a dessert break, a casual evening meal, or an afternoon working on your laptop, Brooklyn Parlor supplies a fun, bustling backdrop. Unlike Tokyo's many quiet, hidden-away...
Konne - Antenna shop: Nishi-Shinjuku
Souvenirs and various food items from Miyazaki Prefecture in Kyushu are on sale here, including several types of charcoal-grilled chicken, a specialty of the area. Freshly prepared chicken is served...
Beacon Bar - Bar: Omotesando
The front bar area of the popular Aoyama steak house is a worthwhile destination in its own right, with excellent original cocktails, a good wine list with many choices by the glass, a casual food...
Kua 'Aina - Sandwiches/ burgers: Omotesando
Hawaiian-style burgers and deli sandwiches, plus Kona microbrew beers from Hawaii.
Kua 'Aina - Sandwiches/ burgers: Gotanda
Hawaiian-style hamburgers and sandwiches, plus microbrews from Kona Brewing Company.
Takara - Japanese: Marunouchi
A joint venture between Mushu sake pub and several sake companies, Takara serves both Japanese food and Spanish tapas, plus sake, awamori, shochu, excellent Japanese microbrew beer (Baird's), and...
Kua 'Aina - Sandwiches/ burgers: Ogawamachi
Hawaiian-style hamburgers and sandwiches, plus Hawaiian microbrews from Kona Brewing Company (Y500/bottle). Deliveries to 9pm.
23 Banchi Cafe - Brewpub: Asakusa
This casual cafe is run by Asahi Beer, on the grounds of their Philippe Starck-designed headquarters. Drinks include coffees, wine, and various Asahi and Asahi-imported beers, including three...
Azumabashi - Brewpub: Asakusa
Run by Asahi Beer and adjacent to their Philippe Starck-designed world headquarters building, this brewpub serves a couple of seasonal microbrews from their Sumidagawa Brewery, plus some unusual...
Super Dry - Beer bar: Oshiage
In addition to their flagship beer, this popular Asahi-run pub pours a rotating roster of draft beers like Leffe, Bass Pale Ale and Hoegaarden; they also serve several varieties of Leffe by the...
Zingaro - Cafe: Nakano
Located in the midst the manga, anime and toy stores of Nakano Broadway, Bar Zingaro is a project of well-known pop artist Takashi Murakami. The cafe-bar opened in early 2014 along with four...
Newzea Platform - Wine bar: Yoyogi-Koen
Occupying what must be one of Shibuya's thinnest buildings, this specialty bar serves around two dozen New Zealand wines, including several by the glass, as well as three different beers from Stoke,...
Fuglen - Bar: Yoyogi-Koen
Japanese and Norwegian craft beers and artisanal cocktails are served at this very stylish Norwegian bar - the main branch is in Oslo. During the day they offer serious espresso beverages and tea,...
Caffe Cocco - Italian: Ota-ku
Looking to share a sociable drink before a departing flight at Haneda Airport, we didn't expect to find anything as fancy as Belgian beers, but this Italian-themed cafe in the Terminal 2 food court...
Tori no Iru Cafe - Bird cafe: Kiba
Cat cafes are so 2011 - bird cafes are the next big thing. Enjoy the company of owls and parrots while sipping your herb tea and snacking on owl-shaped cookies and coffee jellies. They also offer a...
Park Cafe Green - Cafe: Yokohama Minato-mirai
Looking out over the Nippon-maru, an historic ship that's the centerpiece of the Yokohama Port Museum, this pleasant cafe serves panini sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs and other simple fare. Craft...
Spring Valley - Brewpub: Yokohama
While it's not worth a special trip, Spring Valley is a pleasant place to drop in if you're in the neighborhood. If you get here before 5pm you can go on the tour of the huge Kirin brewery next...
Kua 'Aina - Sandwiches/ burgers: Kamakura
The main drag from Kamakura station to the beach is lined with cafes, fast food and family restaurants. Kua-aina stands out by virtue of its terrace and its reliable mahi-mahi sandwiches.

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