Tokyo brewpubs and brewers
Bars run by breweries in Tokyo
Here are some Tokyo-area beer bars that either brew their own beer on-premises (brewpubs), or serve one or more beers that they brew off-premises, or are associated with a brewery.
craft beerTakadanobaba Taproom - Beer bar: Takadanobaba
Yet another bar from the Shizuoka-based Baird Brewery, Takadanobaba Taproom offers the usual range of more than twenty Baird beers on tap in a casual space. Like the other Taprooms around town, the Takadanobaba branch seems to be popular with...
craft beerYona Yona Beer Works - Beer bar: Shinjuku
This popular beer bar serves very good sausages in enticing original varieties like mushroom-truffle, coriander-lemon, spinach-lotus root, and venison, with a mixed platter of five sausages priced at Y2800. They also prepare nice roast chicken, and...
brewpubYYG Brewery - Brewpub: Nishi-Shinjuku
One of the main attractions at this brewpub is its very comfortable outdoor wooden deck, which looks out over a quiet side street just a few minutes from Shinjuku Station. The beer is pretty good too - when we visited recently they were serving...
craft beerBrussels Beer Project - Beer bar: Nishi-Shinjuku
Not to be confused with your typical Belgian beer bar, BBP is actually a craft-beer taproom - one of the best in Tokyo in our opinion. They serve a lineup of more than a dozen beers on tap from a small craft brewery in Belgium, including...
brewpubHarajuku Taproom - Brewpub: Harajuku
More than twenty craft beers from the excellent Baird Brewery in Shizuoka are on tap here, along with decent yakitori and other light fare. The bar is popular with an international crowd and the atmosphere can be quite lively.
craft beerSmokehouse - American: Harajuku
There's great American-style barbecue and a nice collection of a dozen craft beers to wash it down at this cozy bar-restaurant located halfway along Cat Street. Weekday lunches start at Y1000, and during the evening you can snack on sandwiches...
brewpubFar Yeast Tokyo - Brewpub: Omotesando
This smallish bar is run by Tokyo's Far Yeast Brewing Company and serves up to a dozen of their own brews, including seasonal and limited-edition labels. Most beers are priced at Y600 and Y900 for small and large sizes, while extra-fancy beers are...
restaurantYona Yona Beer Works - Beer bar: Omotesando
A dozen beers from the popular Yo-Ho Brewing in Karuizawa are on tap here, including a very drinkable IPA and some seasonal specials. The food is well above average for a beer bar, with appealing sausage variations (coriander-lemon, yuzu pepper,...
craft beerMikkeller - Beer bar: Shibuya
This Tokyo outpost of the Danish brewery seems to be aimed squarely at craft-beer geeks, with an impressive range of unusual Mikkeller beers and hard-to-find tiny Japanese breweries like Yorocco, AJB and Songbird. Although it's located in one of...
restaurantYona Yona Beer Works - Beer bar: Ebisu
Gourmet sausages and well-prepared roast chicken are the centerpieces of the food menu here, served with the full line-up of craft beers from Yoho Brewery in Karuizawa, including seasonal specials. This branch features a big standing-bar area at...
brewpubSpring Valley Brewery - Brewpub: Daikanyama
Run by Kirin Brewery, this brewpub is a massive 200-seat all-day dining restaurant. There are usually six craft-style beers available, priced at Y680 for a regular 360ml glass, or Y1000 for a set of six taster glasses.
brewpubMeguro Tavern - Brewpub: Meguro
Four house ales are on tap at this spacious British pub, mostly bitter styles and priced at Y1000 for a UK pint. The rotating food menu features Cornish pasties, fish and chips, shepard's pie and steak-and-kidney pie. Two big screens show football...
craft beerDevilCraft - Beer bar: Hamamatsucho
Offering one of Tokyo's better selections of craft beer, DevilCraft Hamamatsucho serves a nicely chosen roster of over twenty brews on tap, from both Japanese and American breweries, and, since late 2015, from their own Tokyo brewing facility. They...
germanFujizakura - Beer bar: Roppongi
Run by a Yamanashi brewery known for their excellent German-style beers, this basement venue feels less like a beer bar and more like an old-school Roppongi dining bar, with plush furnishings, fancy spot lighting, subdued piano music and a refined...
british beerBrewDog - Beer bar: Roppongi
Scotland's popular craft-beer brewery has opened their first Japanese bar in the middle of Roppongi. The rather spacious establishment serves twenty brews on tap, including BrewDog's flagship Punk IPA as well as their very impressive Jackhammer...
craft beerTDM 1874 Aoyama - Liquor shop: Aoyama 1-chome
Half craft-beer standing bar and half wine retail shop, TDM serves a rotating selection of four draft beers from their main brewing facility in Yokohama. They also have around ten wines by the glass, and there's a nice selection of canned and...
restaurantYona Yona Beer Works - Beer bar: Akasaka
Twelve beers from the Yona Yona (Yo-Ho Brewery) lineup are on tap here, including hand-pumped Yona Yona Real Ale and the very nice Aooni IPA. Food menu highlights include good roast chicken, and some nicely prepared fried potatoes with the skin...
restaurantYona Yona Beer Works - Beer bar: Shimbashi
Run by the Wondertable group and serving beer supplied by Karuizawa's Yaho Brewing (Yona Yona), this branch of the Beer Works offers the usual selection of tasty craft-sausage variations and roast Date Chicken that the chain is known for. There are...
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...
craft beerIsekadoya Beer - Japanese regional: Yaesu
Run by the excellent Isekadoya craft-beer brewery, this lively izakaya serves thirteen of the brewery's beers on tap along with several kinds of sake from Mie Prefecture. The kitchen turns out regional Mie cuisine built around local ingredients -...
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 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.
craft beerNo 4 - Bakery: Ichigaya
Part of the same restaurant group as TY Harbor Brewery, this casual bakery and all-day cafe has three of TY Harbor's craft beers on tap for your drinking pleasure. They also make their own "bakery-style pizza," and serve a casual food menu all day...
Bars run by breweries in Tokyo
craft beerDevilCraft - Beer bar: Kanda
Chicago-style deep-dish pizza is served here, and the fifteen taps in the cozy ground-floor bar area dispense a good selection of craft beers from Japan and the US, including some from DevilCraft's own Tokyo brewery.
restaurantYona Yona Beer Works - Beer bar: Kanda
The second Tokyo outlet of Nagano Prefecture's Yo-Ho Brewing, this Kanda branch offers a more ambitious food menu as well as a dozen of the brewery's beers on draft, including a couple of hand-pumped real ales. Excellent roast Date chicken, an...
belgianBernardus - Belgian rest/beer bar: Kanda
One of Tokyo's better Belgian bars, with twenty beers on tap (including everything from the St. Bernardus brewery) and a lot of unusual brews by the bottle. No lunch on Mondays or weekends; open to 1:30am (LO) on Fridays.
brewpubNihonbashi Brewery - Brewpub: Bakurocho
This brewpub is run by a veteran of HUB (Hopworks Urban Brewery) in Portland, Oregon, and the thirteen taps here carry HUB beers and other imports, domestic Japanese craft beers from producers like Kyoto Brewing, and one or two of their own house...
craft beerHitachino Brewing Lab - Beer bar: Akihabara
Occupying one of the most stylish settings for a taproom in Tokyo, this brewing laboratory from the ever-popular Hitachino Nest beer offers seven beers on tap, including some experimental lab-only brews that they're trying out. The brewery's hoppy...
craft beerSmoke Beer Factory - Beer bar: Otsuka
True to its name, the bar serves a number of rausch and other smoky beers from Namachan Brewing, which runs the place, as well as guest craft beers from Japan and abroad, dispensed from a total of sixteen taps. Other drink options include sake,...
brewpubSakazuki Brewing - Brewpub: Adachi-ku
Open since March 2016, this neighborhood brewpub offers six taps of their own beer, priced at Y540 for a 300ml pour. The interior is very brightly lit but the bar is welcoming and friendly, with ample table seating and a comfortable counter.
brewpubBeer++ - Brewpub: Kita-ku
This small local brewpub serves a few types of ale on tap and a guest cider, while the food menu features organic vegetables grown on the rooftop. There's a standing bar on the ground floor and tables in the spacious second-floor dining room.
germanBlend Meister Cafe - Beer bar: Ariake
Five beers from Yokohama Brewery are on tap at this cafe-style shop, served in three sizes at average craft-beer prices. The drink-friendly food menu features sausages, pizzas and fried chicken, with daily lunch specials priced at Y900 and served...
brewpubT.Y. Harbor Brewery - Brewpub: Tennozu Isle
This long-running bayside brewpub features an eclectic California-style menu, along with a nice selection of freshly brewed beers. You can enjoy a few drinks in the very stylish bar area up front, or a full meal in the cavernous dining room or the...
restaurantYona Yona Beer Works - Beer bar: Kichijoji
This fourth branch of the popular Yona Yona beer bar, its first venue outside central Tokyo, offers the same lineup of a dozen or so beers from Nagano brewery Yo-Ho, including seasonal specials. The stylishly appointed, massive dining room is far...
craft beerSwanlake Pub Edo - Beer bar: Yoyogi-Uehara
If you're in the Uehara neighborhood and have a hankering for craft beer, this taproom run by Swan Lake may be of interest - they offer a handful of beers from Swan Lake plus a few guest taps. Guest beers are priced around Y1350-1400 a large glass,...
craft beerUshitora One - Beer bar: Shimo-Kitazawa
One of Tokyo's pioneering craft-beer bars, Ushitora devotes several taps to their own beers, brewed in Tochigi, along with a good selection of Japanese and imported craft beers - there are 25 taps in all. The small food menu offers tasty...
craft beerUshitora Two - Beer bar: Shimo-Kitazawa
This cozy standing-bar branch of the Tochigi craft-beer brewery has fourteen taps, dispensing several of their own beers plus a good assortment of Japanese and imported craft beers. They also have a casual food menu that's bigger than you might...
brewpubNakameguro Taproom - Brewpub: Naka-Meguro
While its office-building setting and generic wood-paneled-den decor aren't especially inviting, this branch of the Taproom attracts an audience of foreign and Japanese beer lovers with its excellent microbrews. There are usually around twenty...
brewpubHikawa Brewery - Brewpub: Omiya
Saitama's first brewpub, open since Spring 2014, serves up ten different varieties of freshly made craft beers, including several Pale Ale variations. The food menu offers typical pub fare, with a larger-than-average selection. Our...
craft beerShishi Bone 2 - Beer bar: Motoyawata
This unpretentious neighborhood bar has four taps devoted to local Japanese craft beers, including an original collaboration brewed for this shop. Non-beer drinkers can opt for sake or various wines and cocktails.