Beer Wars: Bakurocho
Beer Wars Bakurocho: Beer bar

A solid selection of US craft beers, good food, and a friendly atmosphere make this a popular destination for neighborhood beer lovers. Six taps are devoted to US breweries like Karl Strauss, Victory and New Belgium, with 400ml glasses priced at Y880 (and 250ml glasses at Y680). There's also one craft cider on tap, and a small selection of sake and shochu if someone in your party isn't in a craft-beer mood.

The food menu was focused on garlic dishes during a recent visit, and we enjoyed some excellent garlicky gyoza dumplings, garlic and pork stew, and garlic-miso marinated chunks of cream cheese, all very reasonably priced. The mid-sized dining room (plus five or six counter seats) can get crowded on weeknights, so reservations are probably a good idea.

Beer Wars
Chuo-ku, Nihonbashi Odenmacho 12-17.
Open 11:30am-2, 5-11:30pm (Sat 1-10:30). Closed Sundays.
no smoking: No smoking