Kagurazaka, Kanda area
Ichigaya, Kagurazaka, Iidabashi
craft beerNo 4 - Bakery: Ichigaya
Part of the same restaurant group as TY Harbor Brewery, this casual bakery and all-day cafe has three of TY Harbor's craft beers on tap for your drinking pleasure. They also make their own "bakery-style pizza," and serve a casual food menu all day...
restaurantCoCo Craft - Dim sum: Ichigaya
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 reasonably priced. The four or five craft beers on...
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...
craft beerCraft Beer Server Land - Beer bar: Iidabashi
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 good. Open noon-10:30pm on weekends.
craft beerHop-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...
craft beerCraft Beer Market - Beer bar: Jimbocho
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 mostly local brews on draft, including an exclusive...
craft beerCraft Beer Market Terrace - Beer bar: Jimbocho
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 (Y480 for small glasses and Y780 for pints), and...
restaurantGachimaya - Okinawan: Jimbocho
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 rotating taps of craft beers, representing multiple...
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.
craft beerCraft Works Hongo - Beer bar: Hongo
This rather large (60-seat) basement beer bar serves twelve taps of craft beers, including some interesting imports. Prices start at Y930 for pints and Y630 for half pints. Tasting flights are available, and there's a full food menu of bar snacks.
world beerCraft Beer Tap - Beer bar: Akihabara
While they're priced at the higher end of the scale for craft-beer dining bars, this branch of Skytree's "World Beer Museum" serves a few craft beers from the US and the UK that aren't otherwise available in Tokyo. They're open all day, and...
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...
craft beerHitachino Brewing Lab - Beer bar: Akihabara
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 brews that they're trying out. The brewery's hoppy...
craft beerWiz - Beer bar: Awajicho
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 original versions of Tex-Mex fare like tacos and...
world beerJha Bar - Beer bar: Awajicho
Four beers on tap and many more by the bottle at this late-night bar, with an unusual selection mostly from Belgium, Germany and the UK. The food menu features pizzas, salads and tapas-style small dishes. Open until 4am Friday nights, 11:30pm...
craft beerCraft Beer Market Awajicho - Beer bar: Awajicho
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 bar's thirty taps dispense mostly Japanese craft...
world beerRokugo (65) - Beer bar: Kanda
Handy to know about if you've missed your last train (or you just want another drink before heading home), Rokugo is open until 7am every night but Sunday. They stock 200 kinds of bottled beer, 100 wines by the bottle and 20 kinds of cheese, so...
craft beerTap x Tap - Beer bar: Kanda
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 Konishi. There are twenty taps in all, and prices...
craft beerKura Kura Ji-beer House - Beer bar: Kanda
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 dishes, including raw chicken with pungent wasabi,...
RetailBeer Ma - Liquor shop: Kanda
One of Tokyo's larger craft-beer retail shops, Beer Ma has expanded from their original locations in the Kita-Senju area with a spot in the heart of Kanda's craft-beer zone. The second-floor retail area offers a fairly large selection of bottled...
craft beerCraft Beer Market - Beer bar: Kanda
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 tenth branch is lamb, and the kitchen goes all out...
craft beerDevilCraft - Beer bar: Kanda
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 DevilCraft's own Tokyo brewery.
restaurantYona Yona Beer Works - Beer bar: Kanda
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 real ales. Excellent roast Date chicken, an...
belgianChamp de Soleil - Belgian rest/beer bar: Kanda
French/Belgian bistro fare, with mussels and other seafood as well as frites. Ten Belgian beers averaging Y900-1,000.
craft beerMaltan - Beer bar: Kanda
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 of guest taps and several more by the bottle.
germanSchmatz - German: Kanda
Hearty German food and a roster of reaonably priced German-style draft beers are the draw at this popular German chain restaurant. The eight beers on tap are priced at Y650 and Y950 for small and large sizes, and include five of Schmatz's original...
restaurantHimalaya Table - Nepalese: Kanda
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, spicy stir-fried chicken livers, fried peanuts and...
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.
Mitsukoshimae, Kodenmacho, Hamacho
RetailMie Terrace - Antenna shop: Mitsukoshimae
More than 1000 kinds of food, drink and local crafts from Mie Prefecture can be found at this well-stocked antenna shop. Local culinary delicacies include Matsusaka beef, ume plums, fresh-caught fish and oysters, tea, udon and soy sauce.
craft beerCraft Beer Market Mitsukoshimae - Beer bar: Mitsukoshimae
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 l'orange, and they offer a small but interesting...
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.
restaurantBakushuan - Izakaya: Mitsukoshimae
Izakayas with great selections of both sake and craft beer aren't all that common in Tokyo, so Bakushuan is worth knowing about for that reason alone. But even without drinks, the excellent food stands on its own merits. It's a more delicate,...
craft beerBookshelf Cafe - Cafe: Hamacho
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 keema curry, most of which are also served at...