Tokyo Belgian beer bars
Tokyo has many bars that specialize in Belgian beers - here are a few to get you started.
belgianBelg Aube - Belgian rest/beer bar: Ikebukuro
Located in the unadorned lobby of the Tokyo Metropolitan Theater, this branch of the popular Delirium Cafe chain has somewhat less atmosphere than usual, although there is a bit of outdoor seating and the location is very convenient. They offer...
belgianLittle Delirium - Belgian rest/beer bar: Nishi-Shinjuku
This mini-branch of one of our favorite Belgian beer bars sits at the Yoyogi end of Southern Terrace; convenient to Shinjuku station but sufficiently removed from the bustling crowds. Despite the small size they boast an excellent beer list, with a...
belgianFrigo - Belgian rest/beer bar: Nishi-Shinjuku
Frigo offers more than a hundred beers by the bottle, mostly Belgian but with a strong German section as well. The food menu is limited, but includes mussels prepared in several different ways.
belgianCafe Hoegaarden - Belgian rest/beer bar: Nishi-Shinjuku
This spacious, two-story bar from the Brussels chain serves very good Belgian food along with a wide assortment of beers.
belgianBelgo - Belgian rest/beer bar: Shibuya
A comfortably cozy little hideaway bar with multi-level seating nooks. Pick your own bottle from the big selection of Belgian and German brews in the refrigerator case. The food menu is limited to light snacks.
belgianLeuven - Belgian rest/beer bar: Shinagawa
Part of the Belgian Brasserie Court chain of beer bars, Leuven offers a small roster of draft beers, lots of bottled beers and Belgian-inspired food.
belgianComme la Gueuze - Belgian rest/beer bar: Mita
If you're used to seeing the same handful of Belgian beers on draft wherever you go around town, the six rotating taps at Comme la Gueuze will be a welcome change. The twenty-seat bar has a friendly, neighborhood feel, with a diverse crowd, helfpul...
belgianAgoo - Belgian rest/beer bar: Hamamatsucho
The vibe at this small neighborhood bar is friendly and laid back - comfortable enough to stop in for a drink by yourself or for a quiet conversation with friends. There's a decent selection of Belgians at average-for-Tokyo prices, plus a small...
belgianBelg Aube - Belgian rest/beer bar: Roppongi
French-Belgian cuisine and a good selection of Belgian beers; three-course prix-fixe dinners are Y2800.
belgianDelirium Cafe Reserve - Belgian rest/beer bar: Akasaka
Ten Belgian beers are served on draft here, with 100 more by the bottle. The simple menu includes pastas, Flemish-style beef stew, and of course mussels. The big, shiny semi-circular bar is the focus of attention here, but there's also a cozy...
belgianDelirium Cafe Tokyo - Belgian rest/beer bar: Toranomon
This specialty bar imports beers directly from Belgium, and serves an impressive selection of ten different varieties on draft, including varieties we haven't seen elsewhere around town. Open to 1:30am Wed, Thu, Fri nights.
belgianAu Fil des Jours - Belgian rest/beer bar: Uchisaiwaicho
Belgian beers from the popular Brussels chain of specialty bars.
belgianFavori - Belgian rest/beer bar: Ginza
The 100-odd different beers in their serve-yourself refrigerator include several previously hard-to-find varieties. Mussels and other Belgian treats are on the food menu, and they're even open on Sundays.
belgianHoublon - Belgian rest/beer bar: Ginza
Houblon's late-night, ground-floor Belgian beer bar is always lively, and their hefty bound menus list more than 300 beers by the bottle. There are also five taps devoted to a rotating selection of guest beers. Food is also very good, and there's...
belgianDelirium Cafe - Belgian rest/beer bar: Ginza
The popular Belgian chain imports its own beers, and offers around 30-40 Belgian beers on tap. The kitchen turns out meaty fare like grilled Iwate beef and Hokkaido venison tartare. No lunch on Mondays.
belgianAntwerp Six - Belgian rest/beer bar: Ginza
You'll find good Belgian food (including mussels and great frites), a nice selection of beers, and convenient late-night hours from this branch of the Belgian Beer Cafe chain (they also run Antwerp Central in Marunouchi).
belgianAntwerp Central - Belgian rest/beer bar: Marunouchi
AC's atmosphere and decor are very European in feel, and the large food menu includes surprisingly authentic Belgian specialties like "stoemp" - a hearty platter of mashed potatoes and root vegetables. The bar serves more than 30 Belgian beers,...
belgianLiege-Guillemins - Belgian rest/beer bar: Yaesu
An outlet of a popular chain of European-style cafe-bars specializing in Belgian beers, Liege serves four beers on draft and several dozen more by the bottle. In addition to the usual mussels and frites, the menu offers grilled meats and a few game...
belgianGent - Belgian rest/beer bar: Otemachi
The seventh (and smallest) Tokyo venue from the Belgian Beer Cafe group, Gent (with a hard "g") is located in the basement of a new Otemachi office complex called Ootemori. They offer the the usual selection of several dozen Belgian beers, with...
belgianBrussels - Belgian rest/beer bar: Otemachi
A good selection of beers in a pleasant, intimate setting, from the popular chain of Belgian beer bars.
belgianBrugse Zot - Belgian rest/beer bar: Mitsukoshimae
This rather large, 110-seat Art Nouveau-style restaurant specializes in beers from De Halve Maan, a 450-year-old brewery in the Belgian city of Bruges. They serve lots of other Belgian beers as well - more than 100 varieties in all.
belgianYotsuya Brewery - Belgian rest/beer bar: Yotsuya
No, despite the name this isn't a brewpub, simply a small neighborhood bar with a decent selection of Belgian beers on tap and by the bottle. Prices are around average, and opening hours are relatively late.
belgianBrussels - Belgian rest/beer bar: Kagurazaka
A relaxed after-work place serving lots of Belgian beers and good light food, including tasty pita sandwiches.
belgianBitter - Belgian rest/beer bar: Kagurazaka
Often hidden backstreet bars like this - quiet, sophisticated, with tasteful but understated decor - specialize in expensive Scotch whisky or cocktails, so it's nice to find a place like this with a serious Belgian beer menu. Food includes freshly...
belgianBrussels - Belgian rest/beer bar: Jimbocho
This original branch of the pioneering Belgian beer bar chain is spread out over three very narrow floors, with cozy seating niches. There's a small food menu and a very good selection of beers.
belgianBernardus - Belgian rest/beer bar: Kanda
One of Tokyo's better Belgian bars, with twenty beers on tap (including everything from the St. Bernardus brewery) and a lot of unusual brews by the bottle. No lunch on Mondays or weekends; open to 1:30am (LO) on Fridays.
belgianOerbier Man - Belgian rest/beer bar: Akihabara
The Delirium Cafe chain of Belgian beer bars import their own beers, and this branch features beers from De Dolle Brouwers in Essen, Belgium, along with the usual vast Belgian selection. Food ranges from grilled meats and vegetable-centered...
belgianBelg Aube - Belgian rest/beer bar: Toyosu
An indoor/outdoor cafe with a nice choice of Belgian beers and enticing food like Iberico ham, duck confit, and of course mussels. In the afternoons they serve chocolate fondue and waffles.