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Here are some Tokyo-area beer bars with especially good selections of American craft beers.
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Hohokam Diner - Burgers: Harajuku
Excellent burgers and sandwiches, good American craft beers by the bottle, and outdoor terrace seating are some of the attractions at this stylish all-day burger joint in the heart of Harajuku.
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craft beer
Smokehouse - American: Harajuku
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 during the evening you can snack on sandwiches...
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craft beer
DevilCraft - Beer bar: Gotanda
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 the better selections of craft beers in town,...
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Retail
Antenna America - Beer bar: Shinagawa
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 beers from breweries like Saint Archer and Sierra...
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craft beer
DevilCraft - Beer bar: Hamamatsucho
Offering one of Tokyo's better selections of craft beer, DevilCraft Hamamatsucho serves a nicely chosen roster of over twenty brews on tap, from both Japanese and American breweries, and, since late 2015, from their own Tokyo brewing facility. They...
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craft beer
Hop-Scotch - Bar: Iidabashi
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 pint, while whiskey drinkers can choose from some...
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craft beer
DevilCraft - Beer bar: Kanda
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 DevilCraft's own Tokyo brewery.
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Nihonbashi Brewery - Brewpub: Bakurocho
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 Kyoto Brewing, and one or two of their own house...
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Retail
Titans - Beer bar: Otsuka
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 Exact and Left Hand. And unusually for Tokyo...
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Retail
Beer Ma - Liquor shop: Adachi-ku
Not only does Beer Market offer the best selection of imported craft beers in Tokyo, but you can drink whatever you buy right in the shop, with just a Y100 corkage charge. They also have ten taps of craft beers (they were half Stone Brewing and...
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craft beer
Stone - Bar: Asagaya
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 microbrews from both Europe and the US, ready to take home...
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craft beer
Hangover - Beer bar: Nakano-Sakaue
"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, and they also stock a good number of bottles from...
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craft beer
Tap 9 - Beer bar: Yokohama Sta.
Proclaiming themselves a specialist in American West Coast craft breweries, Tap 9 offers beers from breweries like Ballast Point and Belching Beaver from their nine taps. Pints (480ml) are Y1,300-1,400 and half-pints (240ml) Y690-750. They also...
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Retail
Antenna America - Beer bar: Yokohama Kannai
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 Nagano Trading. They also carry more than a hundred...

IPA heaven

Here are a few bars that are especially strong in IPAs.
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craft beer
V.B. Factory - Beer bar: Shinjuku Gyoen-mae
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 flights are Y1000, with a Y300 table charge that...
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craft beer
PDX Taproom - Beer bar: Harajuku
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 greatest export - a rotating selection of ten craft...
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craft beer
Scoo - Bar: Jingumae 2-chome
Run by a local bakery, this tiny (4.5-mat) neighborhood bar serves five beers on tap along with three kinds of sake, Talisker whiskey and gourmet coffee. The rotating beer roster features Japanese breweries like Black Tide (Miyagi), Beer Brain...
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Retail
Tap and Crowler - Liquor shop: Shibuya
Like their sister shop Tap and Growler up the road in Shimo-Kitazawa, this newer Shibuya branch will serve craft beer to go from any of their nineteen taps. You can bring your own growler, or they can provide crowlers (aluminum cans) in 16 and...
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craft beer
Isekadoya Beer - Japanese regional: Yaesu
Run by the excellent Isekadoya craft-beer brewery, this lively izakaya serves thirteen of the brewery's beers on tap along with several kinds of sake from Mie Prefecture. The kitchen turns out regional Mie cuisine built around local ingredients -...
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Retail
Tokyo Aleworks - Beer bar: Itabashi-ku
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,...
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craft beer
Stone - Bar: Asagaya
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 microbrews from both Europe and the US, ready to take home...
craft beer
craft beer
Craft Beer Market Penny Lane - Beer bar: Kichijoji
Gyoza dumplings and budget-friendly craft beers are the draws at this second Kichijoji branch of the popular CBM chain. Along with several types of dumplings, the kitchen also specializes in Ryukyu-style Chinese dishes, with Taiwan-style mazemen...
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craft beer
Ushitora One - Beer bar: Shimo-Kitazawa
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 all. The small food menu offers tasty...
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brewpub
Thrash Zone - Brewpub: Yokohama Sta.
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 itself, with names like "Speed Kills IPA" (7.8%...
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