Tokyo station area
craft beerTokyo Beer Hall and Beer Terrace 14 - Bar: Otemachi
Ample terrace seating (weather permitting) and a wide selection of microbrew beers from Coedo Brewery are the advertised attractions here, although they serve cocktails and a decent wine selection as well.
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...
craft beerCraft Beer Market - Beer bar: Otemachi
A wide selection of reasonably priced craft beers along with good food are the draws at this popular chain of bars. Each branch has its own distinctive menu, and Otemachi specializes in Mexican-inspired dishes. The thirty taps dispense mostly...
belgianBrussels - Belgian rest/beer bar: Otemachi
A good selection of beers in a pleasant, intimate setting, from the popular chain of Belgian beer bars.
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,...
germanFranz Club - German: Marunouchi
Part of the popular Franziskaner chain, Franz club offers a decent selection of German beers and nice roast meats, sausages, ham and similar fare, served well into the wee hours of the morning. Budget around Y4000 at dinnertime. There's also a...
craft beerBarBAR Tokyo - Beer bar: Yaesu
Mostly a standing bar with just a few stools, BarBar is a pleasant enough spot in which to grab a quick snack and a craft beer or two on your way to the train. There are a few Japanese microbrews on tap (from Y520 for a small glass) and several...
RetailLiquors Hasegawa North - Liquor shop: Yaesu
An amazing selection of hundreds of craft beers - both domestic and imported - can be found in the refrigerators and shelves of this underground liquor shop, along with a decent selection of sake, wines and liquors. (If you're after whiskey though,...
RetailLiquors Hasegawa - Liquor shop: Yaesu
Liquors Hasegawa focuses on hard liquors, with an impressive selection of rare Bourbons and Scotch whiskeys. Best of all, you can try them out in the shop - Y150-200 gets you a 10ml pour of many of the bottles they carry. Beer fans can find a...
craft beerHitachino Brewing Lab - Beer bar: Yaesu
This second Tokyo branch of Kiuchi Brewery's sort-of-brewpub offers ten taps of Hitachino Nest beer, including a few unusual seasonal brews that are hard to find elsewhere. Regular draft beers are all priced at Y680, and they also have some...
craft beerNihonbashi Brewery T.S. - Beer bar: Yaesu
The second branch of the Bakurocho-based bar-brewpub serves beers from Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB) in Portland, Oregon, plus guest beers, at least one cider, and one or two of their own house beers. There are thirteen taps in all, and beers come...
belgianTokyo Beer Paradise by Primus - Belgian rest/beer bar: Yaesu
You'll find a slightly different mix of beers here compared to other Belgian beer bars around town. The food menu includes Belgian dishes like Carbonnade Flamande (beef and onion stew), roast pork in framboise-beer sauce, Liege-style meatballs, and...
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...
craft beerBacchus - Beer bar: Yaesu
Bacchus offers a good selection of Japanese craft beers, with rotating guest beers and one hand pump for real ales. They also stock around 25 bottled beers, again mostly Japanese. The small space can get smoky at times.
craft beerSwanlake Pub Edo - Beer bar: Kyobashi
Run by the Swanlake Brewery of Niigata Prefecture, one of Japan's first microbreweries, this specialty beer bar serves thirty beers on tap, including several Swanlake varieties and other microbrews from all over Japan. There's also a small menu of...
craft beerIbrew - Beer bar: Kyobashi
Good craft beers at very reasonable prices - that's the chief selling point for this cozy, unpretentious beer bar. Ten Japanese craft brews are served on tap, all priced at just Y690 for a large size (410 ml) and Y390 for a regular size (Y230 ml). ...
Nihonbashi, Hatchobori, Kayabacho, Kiba
belgianAntwerpen - Belgian rest/beer bar: Nihonbashi
A tiny, charming Belgian beer bar with a small selection of brews, including the city of Antwerp's own De Koninck on tap. There's not really a food menu, but you can order pizza (from Pizza LA) or Chinese food (from a shop downstairs) to be...
germanFranziskaner - German: Nihonbashi
Hard-to-find German beers, German wines, and assorted snacks are on offer at this branch of the small Franziskaner chain. The meat-heavy food menu is more interesting and diverse than might be expected.
craft beerHachi - Beer bar: Hatchobori
There aren't many craft-beer bars in this neck of the woods, so Hachi is worth knowing about if you're looking for a beer in this neighborhood. The basement room is spacious and comfortable, with a variety of seating options and old-fashioned...
craft beerSunday Morning Coffee - Coffee shop: Kayabacho
In addition to coffee, tea and cafe snacks, this charming little neighborhood coffeehouse offers a respectable roster of craft beers and ciders from Japan and the rest of the world. The selection from the five taps changes quite often, but when we...
brewpubEitai Brewing - Brewpub: Kayabacho
With its waterfront location looking out over the Sumida River, this brewpub's ten-seat second-floor terrace is an especially pleasant spot from which to watch the parade of passing boats when the weather is nice. The bar offers a decent selection...
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one or two beersTori no Iru Cafe - Bird cafe: Kiba
Enjoy the company of owls and parrots while sipping your herb tea and snacking on owl-shaped cookies and coffee jellies. They also offer a selection of beers and wines that feature birds of prey on their labels, including three varieties of the...