Tokyo Aleworks
Itabashi-ku: Beer bar
Tokyo Aleworks (Itabashi-ku: Beer bar)
Tokyo Aleworks
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5:30-10pm (LO; Sun 9pm). Closed Mondays.
Sun: Open Sundays
no smoking: No smoking

In spite of the generic name and the out-of-the-way location, this brewpub taproom is a favorite of Tokyo's local craft-beer-drinking community. They're equipped with a total of 22 taps, divided between their own brews and collaborations, guest-beer imports from the US and Europe, and a few guest Japanese beers. There's also a bottle shop in back, and you can drink anything from there after paying a small corkage charge.

The food menu is geared towards American beer-bar fare, with burgers, Buffalo wings, curry-flavored fries, baked pretzels and the like. The bar is quite spacious, and there's a pinball machine if you're in an athletic mood. Beers are priced at Y600 and Y1080 for half and full pints, while four-part tasting flights (100ml) are Y1500-1600.

Itabashi-ku, Itabashi 1-8-4.
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