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This guide introduces the best places to find craft beers, mostly from Japan, the US and Britain.
See also our listings for Belgian beer bars and British, German and other beer bars
This guide introduces the best places to find craft beers, mostly from Japan, the US and Britain.
See also our listings for Belgian beer bars and British, German and other beer bars

Craft beers

Beer Saurus - Beer bar: Ikebukuro
Open 6pm-3:30am (LO) daily.
This large late-night bar offers an excellent selection of beers from around the world, including some very nice US microbrews, at decent prices. The happy hour from 6-8pm is an especially good...
Open 6pm-3:30am (LO) daily.
Vivo - Beer bar: Ikebukuro
Open 6pm-3am (LO) daily.
The amply punctuated Vivo! Beer + Dining Bar serves interesting beers and foods from around the world. There are some twenty beers on tap, including local brews like Yona Yona real ale on draft and...
Open 6pm-3am (LO) daily.
Pump - Beer bar: Ikebukuro
Open 5-11:30pm. Closed Mondays.
Pleasantly modern in its decor, Pump Craft Beer Bar is quieter and more low-key than the other craft beer bars in Ikebukuro, offering a decent selection of both imports and domestic beers from its...
Open 5-11:30pm. Closed Mondays.
Takadanobaba Taproom - Beer bar: Takadanobaba
Open 5-11pm (LO; Sat, Sun noon-11) daily.
Yet another bar from the Shizuoka-based Baird Brewery, Takadanobaba Taproom offers the usual range of more than twenty Baird beers on tap in a casual space. Like the other Taprooms around town, the...
Open 5-11pm (LO; Sat, Sun noon-11) daily.
Bamboo Beer Pub - Beer bar: Shinjuku Gyoen-mae
Open 5pm-2am daily.
This cozy basement bar attracts a crowd of neighborhood regulars with a selection of craft beers and a simple food menu. The four craft beers on tap on any given day generally include a mix of...
Open 5pm-2am daily.
Vector Beer - Izakaya: Shinjuku Gyoen-mae
Open 5pm-1am (LO, Sat -11:30). Closed Sundays.
It may look like just another Tokyo craft-beer bar, but Vector serves up an appealing menu of beef-tongue dishes and other solid izakaya fare, making it a popular dining destination as well as a bar....
Open 5pm-1am (LO, Sat -11:30). Closed Sundays.
V.B. Factory - Beer bar: Shinjuku Gyoen-mae
Open 5pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
This second outlet of Vector Beer specializes in IPAs - of their seventeen taps, twelve are devoted to various Japanese IPAs on any given day. Glasses are Y450, pints Y750, and three-glass tasting...
Open 5pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Craft Beer Tap - Beer bar: Shinjuku
Open 5pm-4am (Sun -11pm) daily.
While they may be somewhat pricier than the average Tokyo craft-beer bar, this small chain does its own importing, and carries some interesting beers that you won't find elsewhere in town. They also...
Open 5pm-4am (Sun -11pm) daily.
Tap Stand - Beer bar: Shinjuku
Open 3-11:30pm daily.
Tap Stand Craft Beer and Pizza is the full name of this shop, and their creative dishes like Pulled Pork Jalapeno Pizza are worth a try. Half of the twenty taps are devoted to well-chosen Japanese...
Open 3-11:30pm daily.
Berg - Cafe: Shinjuku
Open 7am-11pm daily.
More of a fast-food coffee shop (hot dogs are Y290) than a beer bar, Berg does offer a couple of Japanese craft beers on tap and maybe a dozen US imports by the bottle to go with your snack. It's...
Open 7am-11pm daily.
Tavern on S - International: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 7am-3:15am (LO) daily.
Open 21 hours a day and conveniently located next to Shinjuku Station's south exit, this glitzy new bar-restaurant is a fun destination whatever you're looking for - a casual group dinner, a...
Open 7am-3:15am (LO) daily.
YYG Brewery - Brewpub: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 5-10:30pm (LO; Sat, Sun from noon) daily.
One of the main attractions at this brewpub is its very comfortable outdoor wooden deck, which looks out over a quiet side street just a few minutes from Shinjuku Station. The beer is pretty good...
Open 5-10:30pm (LO; Sat, Sun from noon) daily.
Watering Hole - Beer bar: Yoyogi
Open 3-11.30pm daily.
Unlike Shibuya, the Shinjuku-Yoyogi area isn't quite so well populated with craft beer bars, but Watering Hole helps to fill the gap. This lively little bar serves twenty craft beers, mostly from...
Open 3-11.30pm daily.
Hohokam Cafe - Burgers: Harajuku
Open 11:30am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Choose from more than two dozen burger variations at this comfortable American-style cafe, including fun combinations like baked apple and gorgonzola or chili, cheddar and jalapeno. They also offer...
Open 11:30am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
San Francisco Peaks - Cafe: Harajuku
Open 8-11:15am, 11:30am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Gourmet hot dogs are the specialty here, but they also offer a good selection of Japanese craft beers, including interesting small breweries like Sankt Gallen and Baird. The hot dogs are made from...
Open 8-11:15am, 11:30am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Harajuku Taproom - Brewpub: Harajuku
Open 5pm-midnight daily.
More than twenty craft beers from the excellent Baird Brewery in Shizuoka are on tap here, along with decent yakitori and other light fare. The bar is popular with an international crowd and the...
Open 5pm-midnight daily.
Las Dos Caras - Tex-Mex: Harajuku
Open 11:30am-3am (LO; Sun -10pm) daily.
This glitzy two-story bar-restaurant is worth knowing about for their late-night hours and their selection of three craft beers on tap, from US breweries like Sierra Nevada, Lagunitas and Ballast...
Open 11:30am-3am (LO; Sun -10pm) daily.
Smith - International: Harajuku
Open noon-2:30, 5:30-10pm (LO; Fri, Sat -11) daily.
Smith's eclectic international menu features dishes like foie-gras truffle pizzas, grilled Iberico pork, and oven-baked chicken and mushrooms with raclette cheese. Drinks include eight Japanese...
Open noon-2:30, 5:30-10pm (LO; Fri, Sat -11) daily.
Smokehouse - American: Harajuku
Open 11:30am-3, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
There's great American-style barbecue and a nice collection of a dozen craft beers to wash it down at this cozy bar-restaurant located halfway along Cat Street. Weekday lunches start at Y1000, and...
Open 11:30am-3, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
PDX Taproom - Beer bar: Harajuku
Open 3-11pm (Sat, Sun noon-) daily.
There are maps of Portand Oregon on the wall and music from Portland indie bands on the stereo; the bartender sports a lumberjack shirt and a beard. Most important though, they sell Portland's...
Open 3-11pm (Sat, Sun noon-) daily.
Crisscross - Cafe: Omotesando
Open 9am-10pm (LO) daily.
A casual cafe attached to the popular Mediterranean restaurant Cicada; there's pleasant outdoor seating in the front courtyard when the weather permits. Craft beer fans can choose from six brews...
Open 9am-10pm (LO) daily.
Beer Brain - Beer bar: Omotesando
Open 11am-10pm daily.
Although it's tiny itself, this cozy standing bar is part of the larger Commune 2nd complex, an assemblage of casual food trucks in the heart of Aoyama. Food options from the surrounding trucks...
Open 11am-10pm daily.
Yona Yona Beer Works - Beer bar: Omotesando
Open 4-10:30pm (LO; Sat, Sun 11:30-10) daily.
A dozen beers from the popular Yo-Ho Brewing in Karuizawa are on tap here, including a very drinkable IPA and some seasonal specials. The food is well above average for a beer bar, with appealing...
Open 4-10:30pm (LO; Sat, Sun 11:30-10) daily.
Gar Eden - Italian: Omotesando
Open 6-11:30pm daily.
An Italian restaurant with a good craft-beer selection is a nice find, but if you're not hungry you can come just for the beer. The ten taps dispense an assortment of Japanese, US and European craft...
Open 6-11:30pm daily.
Craftheads - Beer bar: Shibuya
Open 5pm-midnight. Closed Mondays.
There's an excellent range of nineteen craft beers on tap (mostly US and Japanese) at this stylish basement bar, plus some very hard-to-find bottled imports for when you want to splurge. It's also...
Open 5pm-midnight. Closed Mondays.
Aldgate - Beer bar: Shibuya
Open 6pm-2am daily.
One of Shibuya's more serious craft beer bars, The Aldgate offers more than twenty craft beers on tap, mostly from Japan, Britain and the US. The food is English pub fare - Toad in the Hole, Cornish...
Open 6pm-2am daily.
Goodbeer Faucets - Beer bar: Shibuya
Open 5pm-midnight daily.
One of Shibuya's roster of serious craft beer bars, Goodbeer Faucets offers more than forty beers on draft, focusing mainly on Japanese, American and Belgian brews. The spacious bar attracts a very...
Open 5pm-midnight daily.
Mikkeller - Beer bar: Shibuya
Open 3pm-midnight (Fri, Sat -1am) daily.
This Tokyo outpost of the Danish brewery seems to be aimed squarely at craft-beer geeks, with an impressive range of unusual Mikkeller beers and hard-to-find tiny Japanese breweries like Yorocco, AJB...
Open 3pm-midnight (Fri, Sat -1am) daily.
Wailele - Beer bar: Shibuya
Open 6pm-midnight. Closed Wednesdays.
This lively after-work bar is one of the "Cerveza Gym" trio of specialty beer bars, devoting their two to four taps to American craft beers from breweries like Sound, Diamond Knot and Maui. Just as...
Open 6pm-midnight. Closed Wednesdays.
Ibeer Le Sun Palm - Beer bar: Shibuya
Open 11am-11pm (LO; Sun -10:30) daily.
Le Sun Palm offers ten Japanese craft beers on tap - a fairly average selection, with reasonably priced half pints if you just want a quick beer on the run. Almost all draft beers are Y530 for 240ml...
Open 11am-11pm (LO; Sun -10:30) daily.
Good Meals Shop - Beer bar: Shibuya
Open noon-3, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Run by the friendly folks at Tokyo Family Restaurant, Good Meals is most notable for their comfortable second-floor "stand" area, where you can pick out some nice imported craft beers from the...
Open noon-3, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Footnik - Beer bar: Ebisu
Open 3pm-1am daily.
Not just for football fans, this British pub serves a half dozen craft beers on tap, from breweries like Avery, Green Flash and Evil Twin, along with the usual Kilkenny and Yebisu. A 2/3 pint glass...
Open 3pm-1am daily.
Burger Mania - Burgers: Ebisu
Open 11am-midnight daily.
This branch of the popular burger chain offers a well-chosen selection of craft beers to go with your burgers, from breweries like Green Flash, Ballast Point and Far Yeast. The six taps include one...
Open 11am-midnight daily.
TBE Brewing - Beer bar: Ebisu
Open 5-10pm (LO) daily.
A cozy neighborhood drinking spot, TBE serves mostly domestic beers from brewers like Y Market and North Island from their ten taps. There may be a couple of imports on the list as well, and...
Open 5-10pm (LO) daily.
Bakushuan - Izakaya: Ebisu
Open 4-11:30pm daily.
If you like both craft beer and craft sake, and you find yourself in Ebisu, this branch of Otsuka's legendary Bakushuan beer bar is the place for you. Ten mainly Japanese craft beers are served on...
Open 4-11:30pm daily.
Spring Valley Brewery - Brewpub: Daikanyama
Open 8am-midnight (Sun -10pm) daily.
Run by Kirin Brewery, this brewpub is a massive 200-seat all-day dining restaurant. There are usually six craft-style beers available, priced at Y680 for a regular 360ml glass, or Y1000 for a set of...
Open 8am-midnight (Sun -10pm) daily.
Pacific N.W. - Brewpub: Nishi-Azabu
Open 3-10pm (Fri, Sat -11pm; Sun -9pm) daily.
This Pacific Northwest-themed bar (and future brewpub) offers five taps of US imports from relatively hard-to-find breweries like Airways, Culmination and Breakside. The small food menu features...
Open 3-10pm (Fri, Sat -11pm; Sun -9pm) daily.
Burger Mania - Burgers: Hiroo
Open 11:30am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Good American-style gourmet burgers and sandwiches are served here, with six taps of craft beer in different styles - lager, pale ale, IPA and so on. Draft beers are Y880 and Y1100 (370ml and 473ml...
Open 11:30am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Burger Mania - Burgers: Shirokanedai
Open 11am-11pm daily.
The original shop of this popular burger chain serves American-style gourmet burgers and sandwiches. Craft-beer fans can choose from six beers on draft, including one each of stout, lager, pale ale,...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Another8 - Bar: Meguro
Open 5pm-1am daily.
Perhaps it's the chic, modern decor or the DJ booth at the front of the bar, but for some reason Another8 seems to attract a more stylish and cosmopolitan crowd than your typical beer bar. In...
Open 5pm-1am daily.
DevilCraft - Beer bar: Gotanda
Open 5-11pm (Sun 3-10) daily.
This third branch of the pioneering Tokyo craft-beer chain is the largest so far, attracting a thirsty after-work crowd in addition to the usual crew of beer aficionados. Twenty taps dispense one of...
Open 5-11pm (Sun 3-10) daily.
Antenna America - Beer bar: Shinagawa
Open 8am-10pm (Sat, Sun 10am-10pm) daily.
Located inside a bustling shopping-mall food court, this is one of the noisiest craft beer bars we've been to in Tokyo. The bar is run by a beer importer, and their six taps dispense American craft...
Open 8am-10pm (Sat, Sun 10am-10pm) daily.
Craft Meat - Beer bar: Shibaura
Open 6-10pm. Closed Sunday nights.
Sixteen craft beers, mostly from Japanese breweries, are served with fancy meat dishes at this meat-focused beer bar. The voluminous grilled pork platter (Y2580) was quite satisfying, but the...
Open 6-10pm. Closed Sunday nights.
Soul Bird - Beer bar: Hamamatsucho
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
This laid-back neighborhood craft-beer bar feels like a comfortable place to have an after-work party or just hang out. The soundtrack is an eclectic mix of soul music and Japanese rock and pop, and...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Lower Right - Grill: Hamamatsucho
Open 11:30am-11:30pm (LO) daily.
This stylish basement grill offers both Japanese craft beers and popular Belgian beers on tap. The meat-centered food menu features a section called "Meat Meat Meat!!!" with grilled pork, chicken,...
Open 11:30am-11:30pm (LO) daily.
On the Table - Beer bar: Hamamatsucho
Open 11am-11pm (LO) daily.
Many craft-beer specialists make due with lackluster bar fare to accompany their drinks, so we were pleasantly suprised by the high standards of the kitchen at On the Table. A sister shop of the...
Open 11am-11pm (LO) daily.
DevilCraft - Beer bar: Hamamatsucho
Open 5-11pm (Sat, Sun 11am-) daily.
One of Tokyo's best craft beer bars, DevilCraft Hamamatsucho serves thirsty visitors from a nicely chosen roster of over twenty brews on tap, from both Japanese and American breweries, and, since...
Open 5-11pm (Sat, Sun 11am-) daily.
Ant 'n Bee - Beer bar: Roppongi
Open 6pm-7am daily.
More than twenty Japanese microbrew beers are served on tap at this late-night beer specialist. The food menu is limited to fish and chips and similar bar fare.
Open 6pm-7am daily.
Craft Hands - Beer bar: Azabu-Juban
Open 5pm-2am daily.
This intimate neighborhood beer bar covers all the bases, with a dozen domestic craft beers on tap, plus a fridge filled with another fifty crafty US and Belgian imports by the bottle - the Belgians...
Open 5pm-2am daily.
Yona Yona Beer Works - Beer bar: Akasaka
Open 11:30am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Twelve beers from the Yona Yona (Yo-Ho Brewery) lineup are on tap here, including hand-pumped Yona Yona Real Ale and the very nice Aooni IPA. Food menu highlights include good roast chicken, and...
Open 11:30am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
135 Tavern - Izakaya: Akasaka
Open 11:30am-11:30pm daily.
Charcoal-grilled, kushiyaki-style brochettes and steaks are the main specialties here, with some very good Japanese craft beers to wash them down. The attractively furnished dining room is...
Open 11:30am-11:30pm daily.
Spice Diner - Indian: Tameike
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-9:30pm (LO). Closed weekends.
Tandoori dishes and spicy curries are paired with Japanese craft beers at this unpretentious basement Indian restaurant. The generous tandoori platter was the star of the evening during a recent...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-9:30pm (LO). Closed weekends.
Craft Beer Market Toranomon - Beer bar: Uchisaiwaicho
Open 11:30am-2, 5-11:30pm. Closed weekends.
Craft Beer Market offers thirty different brews on draft, including a good number of seasonal specials. Prices are noticeably less expensive than the average Tokyo microbrew bar, with pints priced at...
Open 11:30am-2, 5-11:30pm. Closed weekends.
Bono - Beer bar: Shimbashi
Open 5-11pm (LO) daily.
A tiny, half standing bar, Oyster Bar Bono is notable for their selection of eight Japanese craft beers on tap, priced at Y690 (+tax) for a medium-sized glass. The food menu is relatively...
Open 5-11pm (LO) daily.
Brasserie Beer Blvd. - Beer bar: Shimbashi
Open 5pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
A pleasantly appointed craft-beer venture from the former manager of the legendary Dry Dock bar, Beer Blvd includes a very casual standing area as well as tables. Six or seven taps dispense both US...
Open 5pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Shinshu Osake Mura - Bar: Shimbashi
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO). Closed weekends.
People don't come to Shinshu Osake Mura for the atmosphere, or the music (there isn't any). There aren't even any chairs. The reason to visit this hole-in-the-wall, standing-only sake bar, located...
Open 11am-9:30pm (LO). Closed weekends.
Dry Dock - Beer bar: Shimbashi
Open 5pm-12:30am. Closed Sundays.
Perhaps this isn't the narrowest bar in Tokyo, but it's certainly the narrowest bar offering such an impressive class of craft beers, both domestic and imported. Cleverly, the tiny space is...
Open 5pm-12:30am. Closed Sundays.
Craft Beer Tap - Beer bar: Ginza
Open 11am-2:30, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
While they may be a tad more expensive than the average Tokyo craft-beer bar, this small chain (with branches in Shinjuku, Akihabara and Tokyo Skytree) does its own importing, and carries some...
Open 11am-2:30, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Bulldog - Beer bar: Ginza
Open 11:30am-2, 5-11:15pm daily.
Although it looks like an ordinary after-work salaryman hangout, Bulldog offers a nice selection of ten beers on tap, including some guest taps for local and imported craft beers. US brews are also...
Open 11:30am-2, 5-11:15pm daily.
Igarashitei - Japanese regional: Ginza
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5-10:30pm (LO). Closed weekends.
Swan Lake is one of Japan's best microbreweries, and their Tokyo outpost serves most of their beers (varying with the season) along with excellent high-end regional cuisine and sakes from Niigata. ...
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5-10:30pm (LO). Closed weekends.
BarBAR Tokyo - Beer bar: Yaesu
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Mostly a standing bar with just a few stools, BarBar is a pleasant enough spot in which to grab a quick snack and a craft beer or two on your way to the train. There are a few Japanese microbrews on...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Hitachino Brewing Lab - Beer bar: Yaesu
Open 11am-11pm daily.
This second Tokyo branch of Kiuchi Brewery's sort-of-brewpub offers ten taps of Hitachino Nest beer, including a few unusual brews that are hard to find elsewhere. All beers are priced at Y680. The...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Bacchus - Beer bar: Yaesu
Open 5pm-midnight (-3am Fridays). Closed Sundays.
Bacchus offers a good selection of Japanese craft beers, with rotating guest beers and one hand pump for real ales. They also stock around 25 bottled beers, again mostly Japanese. The small space...
Open 5pm-midnight (-3am Fridays). Closed Sundays.
Swanlake Pub Edo - Beer bar: Kyobashi
Open 4-11:30pm. Closed Sundays.
Run by the Swanlake Brewery of Niigata Prefecture, one of Japan's first microbreweries, this specialty beer bar serves thirty beers on tap, including several Swanlake varieties and other microbrews...
Open 4-11:30pm. Closed Sundays.
Towers - Beer bar: Kyobashi
Open 5:30-11pm. Closed weekends.
This tiny standup bar always has a number of good Japanese microbrews and international beers on tap. Food is limited to snacks.
Open 5:30-11pm. Closed weekends.
Ibrew Wired - Beer bar: Kyobashi
Open 4pm-midnight (Sat, Sun noon-10pm) daily.
Reasonably priced craft beers and decent pizzas and other snacks are the draw at this casual beer bar, although we the original branch of Ibrew just around the corner has a bit more in the way of...
Open 4pm-midnight (Sat, Sun noon-10pm) daily.
Ibrew - Beer bar: Kyobashi
Open 5pm-12:30am (LO; Sun -9:30pm) daily.
Good craft beers at very reasonable prices - that's the chief selling point for this cozy, unpretentious beer bar. Ten Japanese craft brews are served on tap, all priced at just Y690 for a large...
Open 5pm-12:30am (LO; Sun -9:30pm) daily.
Tokyo Beer Hall and Beer Terrace 14 - Bar: Otemachi
Open 11am-3, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Ample terrace seating (weather permitting) and a wide selection of microbrew beers from Coedo Brewery are the advertised attractions here, although they serve cocktails and a decent wine selection as...
Open 11am-3, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Craft Beer Market - Beer bar: Otemachi
Open 11am-1:30, 5-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
A wide selection of reasonably priced craft beers along with good food are the draws at this popular chain of bars. Each branch has its own distinctive menu, and Otemachi specializes in...
Open 11am-1:30, 5-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Craft Beer Market Mitsukoshimae - Beer bar: Mitsukoshimae
Open 11am-2, 5-11:30pm daily.
CBM offers thirty beers on tap - mostly Japanese craft beers - priced at a very budget-friendly Y480/glass or Y780/pint. The food menu is also fairly impressive, with dishes like roast duck a...
Open 11am-2, 5-11:30pm daily.
Hachi - Beer bar: Hatchobori
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
There aren't many craft-beer bars in this neck of the woods, so Hachi is worth knowing about if you're looking for a beer in this neighborhood. The basement room is spacious and comfortable, with a...
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Mile Post Cafe - Indian: Kayabacho
Open 11:30am-11pm (Sat, Sun -9pm) daily.
Perched above an expensive bicycle shop, Mile Post serves Japanese craft beer and an eclectic food menu in a waterfront setting. When the weather is nice the cafe's ten-seat terrace area, looking...
Open 11:30am-11pm (Sat, Sun -9pm) daily.
Marumugi - Beer bar: Yotsuya 3-chome
Open 5pm-1:30am (LO). Closed Tuesdays.
A tiny (14-seat) second-floor bar specializing in craft beers from around Japan, with an ever-changing selection. The atmosphere is laid-back (there's a muted TV set along with loungey background...
Open 5pm-1:30am (LO). Closed Tuesdays.
Cruz Burgers - Burgers: Yotsuya
Open 11am-2:30, 5-10:30pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays.
Burgers and craft beers are on the menu here, with five taps dispensing beers from breweries like Lagunitas, Brewdog and Kiuchi (Hitachi no Nest), plus one tap for cider. The burgers are around...
Open 11am-2:30, 5-10:30pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays.
G7 Craft Beer Highball - Bar: Yotsuya
Open 5pm-3am (LO; Sun -10:30) daily.
Comfortably furnished, stylishly decorated and open very late, G7 is aiming for a wider target audience than the typical Tokyo craft-beer bar. The food menu is more ambitious too, with original ham...
Open 5pm-3am (LO; Sun -10:30) daily.
No 4 - Bakery: Ichigaya
Open 8am-9pm (LO) daily.
A casual bakery and all-day cafe, No 4 (named after its Yonbancho location) offers local diners everything from fresh-baked sourdough bread, pastries and fantastic coffee (from the excellent Nozy...
Open 8am-9pm (LO) daily.
CoCo Craft - Dim sum: Ichigaya
Open 11:30am-2, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Chinese dim sum is served with a small selection of Japanese craft beers at this casual cafe. Eight varieties of steamed and fried dumplings are on offer, along with nine small dishes, all quite...
Open 11:30am-2, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Craft Beer Server Land - Beer bar: Iidabashi
Open 5-11:30pm. Open every day.
A mid-sized basement bar with a big selection of 25 taps and good prices (Y480/glass, Y780/pint), although there's a Y380 cover charge. Not every beer is exciting, but you can usually find something...
Open 5-11:30pm. Open every day.
Hop-Scotch - Bar: Iidabashi
Open 5pm-midnight daily.
Craft beers and whiskey are given equal billing at this small but well-stocked bar. Eight taps dispense mostly US craft imports, typically priced at around Y700-800 per glass and Y1000-1100 per...
Open 5pm-midnight daily.
Craft Beer Market - Beer bar: Jimbocho
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Somewhat less expensive than the average Tokyo microbrew bar, US pints here are priced at just Y780 and glasses at Y480. (There's also a Y300 table charge.) You can choose from thirty different...
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Craft Beer Market Terrace - Beer bar: Jimbocho
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Located a few minutes from CBM's first Jimbocho outlet, this branch offers a spacious open-air seating area for when weather permits. Beers are the same budget-friendly prices as at other branches...
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Gachimaya - Okinawan: Jimbocho
Open 11am-2, 5pm-midnight daily.
If you like Okinawan food and enjoy trying new craft beers, this casual basement izakaya is well worth a visit. Along with a selection of well-prepared Okinawan fare you can choose from nine...
Open 11am-2, 5pm-midnight daily.
Wiz - Beer bar: Awajicho
Open 11:30am-2, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
Thirty-one taps of craft beer are ready to pour here - both top-grade Japanese brews and solid US and European imports. The food menu ranges from simple tapas-style dishes like salmon carpaccio to...
Open 11:30am-2, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
Craft Beer Market Awajicho - Beer bar: Awajicho
Open 11:30am-2, 5-11:30pm. Closed weekends.
The third branch of the popular beer bar chain, CBM offers a variety of microbrew beers priced at a very reasonable Y780 per US pint (smaller glasses are Y480, and there's a small table charge). The...
Open 11:30am-2, 5-11:30pm. Closed weekends.
Tap x Tap - Beer bar: Kanda
Open 11am-2:30, 5-11pm (LO; Sun 3-10) daily.
One of many craft beer bars in the Kanda station area, this small bar seems to specialize in beers from the Kansai region and western Japan, with multiple beers from breweries like Rokko, Kure and...
Open 11am-2:30, 5-11pm (LO; Sun 3-10) daily.
Kura Kura Ji-beer House - Beer bar: Kanda
Open 5-11:30pm. Closed Sundays.
The off-the shelf snack-bar decor here is perked up by a cozy counter bar with five seats and twelve taps dispensing some of Japan's best microbrew beers. The small menu includes a few good chicken...
Open 5-11:30pm. Closed Sundays.
Craft Beer Market - Beer bar: Kanda
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5-11pm (LO) daily.
One thing we like about this craft-beer bar chain, besides the reasonable prices and broad beer selection, is that fact that each branch has its own distinctive food menu. The theme here at CBM's...
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5-11pm (LO) daily.
DevilCraft - Beer bar: Kanda
Open 5-11pm (LO; Sun -9:30pm) daily.
Excellent Chicago-style deep-dish pizza is served here, and the fifteen taps in the cozy ground-floor bar area dispense a good selection of craft beers from Japan and the US, including some from...
Open 5-11pm (LO; Sun -9:30pm) daily.
Yona Yona Beer Works - Beer bar: Kanda
Open 4-10:30pm (LO; Sat, Sun 11:30am-) daily.
The second Tokyo outlet of Nagano Prefecture's Yo-Ho Brewing, this Kanda branch offers a more ambitious food menu as well as a dozen of the brewery's beers on draft, including a couple of hand-pumped...
Open 4-10:30pm (LO; Sat, Sun 11:30am-) daily.
Maltan - Beer bar: Kanda
Open 6pm-1am (Fri -4am). Closed Sundays.
A funky, art-filled basement bar serving Japanese craft beers, single-malt whiskies and an inexpensive food menu. There are five regular beers on draft (including Shiga-Kogen pale ale) plus a couple...
Open 6pm-1am (Fri -4am). Closed Sundays.
Himalaya Table - Nepalese: Kanda
Open 5-11pm (Sat 3-11). Closed Sundays.
Do craft beers go with Nepalese cuisine? The folks at Himalaya Table Craft Beer and Spice think so, and so they offer eight microbrews on tap - chosen to go well with your momo mutton dumplings,...
Open 5-11pm (Sat 3-11). Closed Sundays.
Beer Wars - Beer bar: Bakurocho
Open 11:30am-2, 5-11:30pm (Sat 1-10:30). Closed Sundays.
A solid selection of US craft beers, good food, and a friendly atmosphere make this a popular destination for neighborhood beer lovers. Six taps are devoted to US breweries like Karl Strauss,...
Open 11:30am-2, 5-11:30pm (Sat 1-10:30). Closed Sundays.
Nihonbashi Brewery - Brewpub: Bakurocho
Open 11:30am-11pm daily.
This brewpub is run by a veteran of HUB (Hopworks Urban Brewery) in Portland, Oregon, and the thirteen taps here carry HUB beers and other imports, domestic Japanese craft beers from producers like...
Open 11:30am-11pm daily.
Bookshelf Cafe - Cafe: Hamacho
Open 8:30am-9pm (Sat 10-6). Closed Sundays.
This neighborhood cafe offers Hitachino Nest beers (six by the bottle, one or two on draft) and espresso beverages from Horiguchi Coffee. Lunch specials include taco-rice, ciabatta sandwiches and...
Open 8:30am-9pm (Sat 10-6). Closed Sundays.
Hitachino Brewing Lab - Beer bar: Akihabara
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO; Sun -8:30pm) daily.
Occupying one of the most stylish settings for a taproom in Tokyo, this brewing laboratory from the ever-popular Hitachino Nest beer offers seven beers on tap, including some experimental lab-only...
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO; Sun -8:30pm) daily.
D's Diner - Beer bar: Asakusa
Open noon-midnight daily.
With some sixty choices by the bottle, at first glance the drinks list at this self-styled beer hall looks like a typical "world beer" mishmash. However, in addition to their collection of lagers...
Open noon-midnight daily.
Bakushuan - Beer bar: Otsuka
Open 6pm-1am. Closed Mondays.
Although it looks like an old-fashioned izakaya inside, Bakushuan serves a modern selection of ten Japanese and US craft beers on tap in addition to its very respectable sake list. In fact customers...
Open 6pm-1am. Closed Mondays.
Riddle Coffee and Bar - Beer bar: Otsuka
Open 11am-midnight daily.
Gourmet coffee, natural wines and craft beers are the focus of this self-styled gastropub. There's a decent selection of offbeat US imported craft beers by the bottle, and a few taps devoted to US...
Open 11am-midnight daily.
Titans - Beer bar: Otsuka
Open 3-11pm (LO) daily.
Established by two beer importers - Beer Cats and AQ Bevolution - this combination bar and retail shop offers a nice selection of mostly US craft beers, from breweries like Heretic, Elysian, Schooner...
Open 3-11pm (LO) daily.
Beer Butterfly - Beer bar: Koto-ku
Open 5pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Beers are just Y500 at this very casual neighborhood spot, located very close to Sumiyoshi station. You'll find an unusual selection of Japanese craft breweries like Y Market, Aqula, Johanna and...
Open 5pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Sakazuki Brewing - Brewpub: Adachi-ku
Open 4-10pm (LO; Sat, Sun 1pm-). Closed Mon, Tue.
Open since March 2016, this neighborhood brewpub offers six taps of their own beer, priced at Y540 for a 300ml pour. The interior is very brightly lit but the bar is welcoming and friendly, with...
Open 4-10pm (LO; Sat, Sun 1pm-). Closed Mon, Tue.
Beer++ - Brewpub: Kita-ku
Open 5-10:30pm (LO; Sat 3-9:30). Closed Sun, Mon.
This small local brewpub serves a few types of ale on tap and a guest cider, while the food menu features organic vegetables grown on the rooftop. There's a standing bar on the ground floor and...
Open 5-10:30pm (LO; Sat 3-9:30). Closed Sun, Mon.
T.Y. Harbor Brewery - Brewpub: Tennozu Isle
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Exciting, well-centered modern American cuisine - drawing on European and middle Eastern and Asian influences - from this bayside brewpub. The wine list is fantastic, with good values at every price...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
El Pato - American: Koenji
Open noon-3:30, 6:30pm-2am. Closed Mon, some Tue.
Tasty American-style burgers are the main draw at this casual diner, along with tacos and small tapas-style dishes. They also serve some top-notch craft beers from Nagano brewery Shiga Kogen on tap...
Open noon-3:30, 6:30pm-2am. Closed Mon, some Tue.
Craft Beer Market Koenji - Beer bar: Koenji
Open 5-11:30pm daily.
Known for their good food, lively atmosphere and reasonably priced craft brews, the Craft Beer Market chain has been growing quickly, and this fifth branch is their first foray into a residential...
Open 5-11:30pm daily.
Whale - Middle Eastern: Koenji
Open 5pm-2am daily.
Well-selected and reasonably priced craft beers and wines are complemented by simple Middle Eastern fare (tajines, dips, falafel) at this tiny drinking spot. Located next to a sister shop called...
Open 5pm-2am daily.
Bankan - Beer bar: Koenji
Open 5pm-12:30am (LO; Sat, Sun 2pm-). Closed Tuesdays.
This pioneer in Tokyo's craft-beer scene (open since 2011) offers a dozen or so Japanese microbrews on tap along with a menu of bar snacks like curry rice, pate de campagne and "Mexican Salad." ...
Open 5pm-12:30am (LO; Sat, Sun 2pm-). Closed Tuesdays.
Stone - Bar: Asagaya
Open 6pm-2am daily.
A half-dozen beers from San Diego's Stone and other craft brewers are served on tap here, at prices ranging from Y980-Y1300 per pint. There's also a well-stocked retail shop with some fifty...
Open 6pm-2am daily.
Turquoise - Beer bar: Ogikubo
Open 5pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Located in an alleyway full of tiny drinking spots just across from Ogikubo station, Turquoise offers six Japanese craft beers on tap along with Suntory Malts'. There are five seats inside (where it...
Open 5pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Craft Beer Market - Beer bar: Kichijoji
Open 11am-2:30, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
The bars in the CBM chain all offer different food menus, and this sixth branch features Okinawan-style Chinese cuisine. The food is quite beer-compatible, with tasty small dishes like maguro poki...
Open 11am-2:30, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Yona Yona Beer Works - Beer bar: Kichijoji
Open 11:30am-3, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
This fourth branch of the popular Yona Yona beer bar, its first venue outside central Tokyo, offers the same lineup of a dozen or so beers from Nagano brewery Yo-Ho, including seasonal specials. The...
Open 11:30am-3, 5-10:30pm (LO) daily.
My TaBReW - Eclectic: Tachikawa
Open 5-11:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
With its wildly multinational food menu and over-the-top ethnic-restaurant decor, My TaBReW (aka "My Table") is a fun spot to grab a bite and a drink. And if you're a fan of craft beers, the tap...
Open 5-11:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Rose Hogs - Grill: Tachikawa
Open 5:30pm-midnight (LO) daily.
The main attraction for craft-beer fans here is the tempting selection of more than thirty US bottled beers, from breweries like Fish Tale, Lost Coast and Lompoc. There are also around a dozen...
Open 5:30pm-midnight (LO) daily.
Wagaya - Kushiage: Tachikawa
Open 5pm-midnight (LO) daily.
Deep-fried kushiage skewers go wonderfully well with beer, so the combination of kushiage plus craft beer is an appealing alternative to the insipid mini-pizzas and sausages found at so many bars. ...
Open 5pm-midnight (LO) daily.
Basel - Deli salads: Tachikawa
Open 10am-11pm daily.
The deli counter at Station Cafe Basel was an unexpected discovery - an appetizing selection of around twenty vegetable-centric (but non-vegetarian) light dishes that you can mix and match, for here...
Open 10am-11pm daily.
Lodi - Bar: Nakano-Sakaue
Open 11:45am-2:30, 6pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Located above Nakano-Sakaue subway station, Lodi serves both domestic microbrew beers (with a rotating selection of five on tap), and American wines (with six by the glass). At lunchtime (weekdays...
Open 11:45am-2:30, 6pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Hangover - Beer bar: Nakano-Sakaue
Open 5pm-5am (Sun -12). Closed Mondays.
"Craft beer, craft food" is the raison d'etre of this ambitious beer bar, and they do an excellent job on both counts. There's a well-chosen selection of craft beers from the US and Japan on tap,...
Open 5pm-5am (Sun -12). Closed Mondays.
Gremlin - Beer bar: Hatagaya
Open 3-11:30pm daily.
Six Japanese craft beers are on tap here, including three hand pumps. Prices are reasonable and there's no cover charge. The soundtrack tends towards rockabilly.
Open 3-11:30pm daily.
Swanlake Pub Edo - Beer bar: Yoyogi-Uehara
Open 9am-10:30pm (LO Sat, Sun 9:30) daily.
If you're in the Uehara neighborhood and have a hankering for craft beer, this taproom run by Swan Lake may be of interest - they offer a handful of beers from Swan Lake plus a few guest taps. Guest...
Open 9am-10:30pm (LO Sat, Sun 9:30) daily.
Ushitora One - Beer bar: Shimo-Kitazawa
Open 3-11:30pm daily.
One of Tokyo's pioneering craft-beer bars, Ushitora devotes several taps to their own beers, brewed in Tochigi, along with a good selection of Japanese and imported craft beers - there are 25 taps in...
Open 3-11:30pm daily.
Kazenori Meri - Beer bar: Shimo-Kitazawa
Open 3pm-midnight. Closed Tuesdays.
The well-chosen selection of twenty craft beers here is accompanied by a very nice food menu, with enticing dishes like stewed pork belly and chicken wings, herb-infused fish and chips, and potato...
Open 3pm-midnight. Closed Tuesdays.
Ushitora Two - Beer bar: Shimo-Kitazawa
Open 3-11:30pm. Closed Mondays.
This cozy standing-bar branch of the Tochigi craft-beer brewery has fourteen taps, dispensing several of their own beers plus a good assortment of Japanese and imported craft beers. They also have a...
Open 3-11:30pm. Closed Mondays.
Ibeer Le Sun Palm - Beer bar: Futako-tamagawa
Open 10am-11pm daily.
Other than the bottled selection at the nearby Good Meals cafe, there's not a lot of choice for craft-beer fans in Futako-Tamagawa, so iBeer is worth knowing about for that reason. Their ten taps...
Open 10am-11pm daily.
Hatos Bar - Beer bar: Naka-Meguro
Open 1pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Excellent American-style barbecue and nice microbrew beers to go with them are the surprising finds at this charming neighborhood bar. Richly marbled pork belly was our favorite, but we also greatly...
Open 1pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Nakameguro Taproom - Brewpub: Naka-Meguro
Open 5pm-midnight daily.
While its office-building setting and generic wood-paneled-den decor aren't especially inviting, this branch of the Taproom attracts an audience of foreign and Japanese beer lovers with its excellent...
Open 5pm-midnight daily.
Takiey - Steak house: Toritsudaigaku
Open 11:30am-4, 6pm-1am daily.
Steaks, tacos and US craft beers are the specialties at this neighborhood spot, with a good selection of beers from Stone Brewing, Green Flash and other well-regarded craft brewers. Draft beer...
Open 11:30am-4, 6pm-1am daily.
Hikawa Brewery - Brewpub: Omiya
Open 5:30-10:30pm (Sat 4pm-, Sun 4-10). Closed Tuesdays.
Saitama's first brewpub, open since Spring 2014, serves up ten different varieties of freshly made craft beers, including several Pale Ale variations. The food menu offers typical pub fare, with a...
Open 5:30-10:30pm (Sat 4pm-, Sun 4-10). Closed Tuesdays.
Craft Beer Baby - Beer bar: Saitama-ken
Open 5pm-1am. Closed Mondays.
If you find yourself in Urawa thirsting for a craft beer or two, this small, ten-tap counter will be a welcome site. The tap list represents a well-chosen lineup of (mostly) small Japanese craft...
Open 5pm-1am. Closed Mondays.
Arrows - British pub: Funabashi
Open 5pm-1am (LO; Sat -3am) daily.
Located in the middle of an entertainment zone a few minutes from Funabashi Station, this spacious British-style pub offers a handful of American and Japanese craft beers on tap as well as more...
Open 5pm-1am (LO; Sat -3am) daily.
Gastro Pub Arrows - British pub: Motoyawata
Open 5pm-1am (LO; Fri, Sat -3am) daily.
A British-style pub, Arrows serves London Pride on tap along with a rotating selection of Japanese and US craft beers and simple pub food like fish and chips. Located a few minutes from Moto-Yawata...
Open 5pm-1am (LO; Fri, Sat -3am) daily.
Thrash Zone - Beer bar: Yokohama Sta.
Open noon-11:30pm daily.
Extreme beers are the speciaty at this cozy little beer bar - heavy on the hops, and generally higher in alcohol content than your average mainstream lager. Many of the beers are made by Thrash Zone...
Open noon-11:30pm daily.
Antenna America - Beer bar: Yokohama Kannai
Open 3-11pm daily.
An ever-changing selection of American craft beers - all from top-class breweries like Southern Tier, Coronado and Anderson Valley - is on tap at this tasting room run by beer importing company...
Open 3-11pm daily.
Full Monty - British pub: Yokohama Kannai
Open 5pm-midnight. Closed Mondays.
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...
Open 5pm-midnight. Closed Mondays.
Green Bashamichi - Grill: Yokohama Bashamichi
Open 11:30am-2, 5pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Charcoal Grill Green Bashamichi serves a very appealing menu of grilled meats, fish and vegetables, along with creative starters like hot-and-sour pork and pepper soup, and marinated saury and...
Open 11:30am-2, 5pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Bashamichi Taproom - American: Yokohama Bashamichi
Open 5pm-midnight daily.
Authentic American-style barbecue is the ambitious specialty at Bashamichi Taproom, along with a great selection of craft beers. Taproom's BBQ menu features spareribs, "Fat-boy" ribs, chicken,...
Open 5pm-midnight daily.
Living - Beer bar: Yokohama Yamashitacho
Open 5pm-midnight (Sat 3pm-). Closed Sundays.
A comfortable, laid-back bar located near Yamashita Park, Living Craft Beer Bar offers ten Japanese craft beers on draft along with a creative food menu. If you have trouble deciding what to drink,...
Open 5pm-midnight (Sat 3pm-). Closed Sundays.
Green Ishikawacho - Grill: Yokohama Motomachi
Open 5pm-2am (Sat, Sun 4pm-) daily.
Charcoal Grill Green, with three branches in Yokohama, serves good grilled meats along with Japanese craft beers and mostly European wines. The menu offers intriguing-sounding dishes such as Popcorn...
Open 5pm-2am (Sat, Sun 4pm-) daily.
Spring Valley Brewery - Brewpub: Yokohama
Open 11am-9:15pm (LO). Closed Mondays (Oct. - May).
Located next to Kirin Brewery's Yokohama factory, this attractively appointed bar-restaurant makes a pleasant stop after finishing Kirin's hour-long factory tour and tasting. The spacious dining...
Open 11am-9:15pm (LO). Closed Mondays (Oct. - May).
Mokichi Craft Beer - Beer bar: Fujisawa-shi
Open 11:30am-11:30pm (LO). Closed third Tuesday.
Conveniently located close to Fujisawa Station, Mokichi is a taproom for Shonan Beer, a very drinkable lineup of craft beers made by the Kumazawa Shuzo sake brewery in nearby Chigasaki. They offer...
Open 11:30am-11:30pm (LO). Closed third Tuesday.
Hops and Herbs - Brewpub: Kofu
Open 5-11:30pm (LO; Sat, Sun noon-) daily.
Up-and-coming craft beermakers Outsider Brewing run this brewpub twelve minutes away from Kofu station. There are six taps, and prices range from Y450-550 for a 300ml glass, and Y750-900 for a 500ml...
Open 5-11:30pm (LO; Sat, Sun noon-) daily.

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Brooklyn Parlor - Cafe: Shinjuku
Open 11:30am-11:30pm daily.
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...
Open 11:30am-11:30pm daily.
Konne - Antenna shop: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 11am-9pm daily.
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...
Open 11am-9pm daily.
Helmsdale - Bar: Nishi-Azabu
Open 6pm-8am daily.
300 single-malt whiskies, a couple of interesting Scottish ales (Dark Island and Black Cuillin, from Orkney and Skye respectively), and an interesting food menu, including haggis, Welsh rarebit and...
Open 6pm-8am daily.
Takara - Japanese: Marunouchi
Open 11:30am-11pm daily.
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...
Open 11:30am-11pm daily.
Salsa Cabana Bar - Tex-Mex: Yotsuya
Open 11:30am-2, 5pm-1:30am (LO) daily.
The food here is very nicely prepared, and in spite of the simplicity of items like tacos and enchiladas, somehow tastes more Mexican regional than Tex-Mex. Our swordfish tacos had a lot of big...
Open 11:30am-2, 5pm-1:30am (LO) daily.
Couzt Cafe - Cafe: Nippori
Open 11:30am-11pm daily.
This very hip, artsy cafe is furnished with comfortable sofas and big tables, a nice setting for a coffee break or creative work session. They serve both espresso and drip coffee, and at night you...
Open 11:30am-11pm daily.
23 Banchi Cafe - Brewpub: Asakusa
Open 11:30am-11pm daily.
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...
Open 11:30am-11pm daily.
Azumabashi - Brewpub: Asakusa
Open 11:30am-2, 5-11pm daily.
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...
Open 11:30am-2, 5-11pm daily.
Super Dry - Beer bar: Oshiage
Open 11am-11pm daily.
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...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Zingaro - Cafe: Nakano
Open 11am-9pm (Fri, Sat -11pm) daily.
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...
Open 11am-9pm (Fri, Sat -11pm) daily.
Newzea Platform - Wine bar: Yoyogi-Koen
Open 11:30am-2, 6pm-1am. Closed Sundays.
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,...
Open 11:30am-2, 6pm-1am. Closed Sundays.
Fuglen - Bar: Yoyogi-Koen
Open 8am-midnight. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays.
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,...
Open 8am-midnight. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays.
Caffe Cocco - Italian: Ota-ku
Open 6:30am-8:30pm (LO) daily.
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...
Open 6:30am-8:30pm (LO) daily.
Tori no Iru Cafe - Bird cafe: Kiba
Open 1-10pm. Closed Wednesdays.
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 selection of beers and wines that feature birds of prey on...
Open 1-10pm. Closed Wednesdays.
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Tokyo Beyond Sushi
Explore the hidden side of Tokyo dining
Charcoal-grilled pork on skewers, udon noodles in curry-flavored soup, octopus dumplings, deep-fried beef cutlet -- there's a whole world of exciting food in Tokyo that food-loving visitors often miss out on.

This book will introduce you to more than twenty of Japan's favorite specialty foods that are less well known abroad, along with a guide to the best places in Tokyo to try them and expert tips on what to order. From Bento.com.
 
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Updated 2017-07-11