Bankan: Koenji
Bankan Koenji: Beer bar

This pioneer in Tokyo's craft-beer scene (open since 2011) offers a dozen or so Japanese microbrews on tap along with a menu of bar snacks like curry rice, pate de campagne and "Mexican Salad." Prices are typically Y1200 for a pint and Y770 for a half. The dining room can get smoky, but there are a few tables outside.

Suginami-ku, Koenji-Minami 3-47-8.
Open 5pm-12:30am (LO; Sat, Sun 2pm-). Closed Tuesdays.
Sun: Open Sundays