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german
Schmatz Lumine Ikebukuro - German: Ikebukuro
This department-store branch of the ubiquitous German chain offers eight German and German-style beers on tap, along with a meaty, modern German food menu. Some popular dishes include currywurst, Schnitzel parmigiana, and charcuterie platters. ...
craft beer
craft beer
Two Fingers Craft Beer - Beer bar: Ikebukuro
The eight taps at this tiny (15-seat) bar dispense domestic craft beers from breweries like Distant Shores, Be Easy and Breakside, and sometimes imports from Belgium and the US - all in all a respectable tap list. Most pints are priced at Y1290,...
craft beer
craft beer
Beer Saurus - Beer bar: Ikebukuro
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 deal, with many drinks half-price. The extensive food...
belgian
belgian
Belg 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...
british beer
british beer
Nonsuch - British pub: Ikebukuro
English beers and UK rock music are on tap at this cozy second-floor bar; they're named after an album by XTC. The British-inspired menu includes fisherman's pie, traditional fish and chips, and beef-tendon stew in beer. Fuller's ESB and Iwate...
craft beer
craft beer
Vivo - Beer bar: Ikebukuro
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 Baird Beers from Numazu; there are also plenty of...
german
german
Schmatz Q Plaza Ikebukuro - German: Ikebukuro
This popular German chain offers modern German cuisine - currywurst, Schnitzel parmigiana and other meaty fare - along with a half dozen of their own German-style beers on tap. There are also one or two beers from major German breweries, and...
craft beer
craft beer
Pump - Beer bar: Ikebukuro
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 ten taps, along with a fairly ordinary pub menu and...

Itabashi-ku

Retail
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,...

Takadanobaba, Mejiro

craft beer
craft beer
Takadanobaba Taproom - Beer bar: Takadanobaba
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 Takadanobaba branch seems to be popular with...
Retail
Retail
Tanakaya - Liquor shop: Mejiro
This spacious basement shop near Mejiro station offers one of the best selections of American craft beers in Tokyo, along with Hasegawa Liquors (Yaesu) and World Beer Market (Kita-Senju). You'll also find an impressive stock of Japanese micros and...

Otsuka

craft beer
craft beer
Bakushuan - Beer bar: Otsuka
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 are more or less required to order a beer to...
craft beer
craft beer
Smoke Beer Factory - Beer bar: Otsuka
True to its name, the bar serves a number of rausch and other smoky beers from Namachan Brewing, which runs the place, as well as guest craft beers from Japan and abroad, dispensed from a total of sixteen taps. Other drink options include sake,...
craft beer
craft beer
Riddle Coffee and Bar - Beer bar: Otsuka
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 breweries like Schooner Exact. It might be a good...
Retail
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...

Kita-ku

brewpub
brewpub
Beer++ - Brewpub: Kita-ku
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 tables in the spacious second-floor dining room.
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