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craft beerKokage Beer Stand - Beer bar: Omotesando
Parked in one corner of the trendy B-Flat Commune market area hidden in the back streets of Omotesando, the Kokage beer truck is perfectly set up for seasonal outdoor beer drinking. They serve five beers from Karuizawa brewery Cocono Hop Co.,...
belgianDelirium Cafe - Belgian: Ginza
The popular Belgian chain imports its own beers and also runs a Tokyo- and Brussels-based brewery. You can usually find a half dozen or more beers on tap, with dozens more by the bottle. The cozy interior is long and narrow, reminiscent of a...
craft beerTrunk Coffee and Craft Beer - Cafe: Nagoya
A gourmet coffee shop by day, Trunk turns into a craft-beer destination at night, with eight taps dispensing domestic craft beers until 11pm. The taplist includes well-regarded brewers like Isekadoya, Swan Lake and Shiga Kogen, with occasional tap...
beerCataratas Yaesu - Beer bar: Yaesu
This popular standing bar in Tokyo Midtown Yaesu's second-floor dining complex offers a few unusual craft beers on tap as well as various light snacks. A recent taplist featured an imperial stout from La Debauche Nevermore (France) and Burnt Mill...
craft beerAnother8 Corner - Bar: Gakugeidaigaku-mae
Like its sister shops (Another8 in Meguro and After9 in Kyoto), this cozy neighborhood bar serves a well-selected lineup of both craft beers and sake in a stylish setting. The food menu ranges from tasty quick snacks (Massaman-curry macaroni salad,...
craft beerCraft Beer Server Land - Beer bar: Akasaka
Craft Beer Server Land is popular for their wide selection of reasonably priced beers (they have 31 taps). There's also a small snack menu featuring eel fish and chips, home-made bacon and corned beef, and pizzas. High ceilings and ample greenery...
October 7-9 (Sat, Sun 11am-8pm, Mon 11am-7pm)
Craft Beer Holiday
One of Kansai's best beer festivals, Craft Beer Holiday is hosting 21 breweries this year, including West Coast Brewing, Isekado, Outsider and Ushitora. Various food vendors will be on hand, and half-size glasses are available, so you can try out more beers. The location has moved from Osaka Castle to Tsurumi Ryokuchi Park this year.
Tsurumi Ryokuchi Park
Y3,900 for 6 food and drink tickets plus original glass (Y3,600 in advance); Y1,300 for 3 tickets
October 14-15 [two sessions per day: 11am-2:30pm and 4-7:30pm]
Mikkeller Beer Celebration Tokyo
One of Tokyo's more deluxe craft-beer events, MBCT introduces craft beers from twenty selected breweries from around the world in four separate sessions. Each session lasts 3.5 hours and features an open bar, with 40 different beers to try.
Price: Y12,500 per session (3.5 hours); open bar.
October 28-29 (Sat-Sun) [noon-8pm]
Shimo-Kita Craft Beer Fest
Begun in Spring 2022, this small neighborhood event now has eight or nine participating breweries and importers, among them Ushitora, TDM 1874, Titans, DevilCraft, Tokyo Aleworks, Kaigan and AJB. It will be held in the big open space in front of Shimo-Kitazawa Station where the above-ground train used to run. The event poster says "costumes welcome", so expect a Halloween theme and some spooky brews.
Shimokita Senro-gai Akichi
Price: Free admission, pay as you go.