Hachi: Hatchobori
Hachi Hatchobori: Beer bar

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 wood-heavy decor. Surprisingly though, the 26 taps offered only a few craft beers we were interested in, and only one or two foreign imports were available.

The small food menu is more promising, and we enjoyed a very nice grilled Galicia pork (Y980) and a voluminous, beautifully prepared roast vegetable platter with our beers. The small amuse bouche dishes - avocado mousse and marinated turnips - were also quite tasty; they come with your Y300 table charge.

Japanese craft beers are priced at Y840 for a pint-size glass (480ml) and Y490 for a half (270ml). The few imported beers are Y1140 and Y680. As this is mainly an office-building neighborhood, there's no lunch on Saturdays.

Hachi
Chuo-ku, Hatchobori 1-11-6, Tagaiakira Bldg B1F.
03-5541-1333
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.