Akasaka, Roppongi area
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...
craft beerCraft Beer Server Land - Beer bar: Akasaka
This is the second branch of a popular bar known for their wide selection of both reasonably priced craft beers (they have 31 taps) and bar snacks. Beers start at Y550, with a Y380 table charge.
germanSchmatz - German: Akasaka
This casual German beer bar started life as a food truck at the Aoyama Farmers Market, and the kitchen offers a small but well-executed menu of schnitzel, sausages and other meaty German fare to go with your beer. Eight taps dispense German and...
restaurantTokyo Oven - Grill: Akasaka
Meaty dishes like roast chicken, pork chops and sirloin steak are at the heart of the European-centered international menu here, supplemented by pub starters like shrimp ajillo and charcuterie platters. The other main draw is the tap list of five...
belgianDelirium Cafe Reserve - Belgian rest/beer bar: Akasaka
Ten Belgian beers are served on draft here, with 100 more by the bottle. The simple menu includes pastas, Flemish-style beef stew, and of course mussels. The big, shiny semi-circular bar is the focus of attention here, but there's also a cozy...
germanZum Eichen Platz - German: Akasaka
An impressive food menu and a decent selection of German beers, specializing in Spaten, Franziskaner and Flensburger.
british beerHobgoblin Pub - British pub: Akasaka
Draught British beers and food, plus sports shown on big-screen TVs and a lively expat crowd. Weekday lunch is Y999; no lunch on weekends.
belgianAntwerp Port - Belgian rest/beer bar: Tameike
This branch of the popular Belgian Brasserie Court chain offers a line-up of ten beers on tap and a big bottle selection, while the food menu features Belgian frites and a quirky selection of canned delicacies from around the world. Beers are...
belgianDelirium Cafe Tokyo - Belgian rest/beer bar: Toranomon
This specialty bar imports beers directly from Belgium, and serves an impressive selection of ten different varieties on draft, including varieties we haven't seen elsewhere around town. Open to 1:30am Wed, Thu, Fri nights.
craft beerCraft Beer Market Toranomon - Beer bar: Toranomon
Craft Beer Market offers thirty different brews on draft, including a good number of seasonal specials. Prices are noticeably less expensive than the average Tokyo microbrew bar, with pints priced at just Y780 and glasses at Y480. (There's also a...
germanWurst Haus - German: Toranomon
The food menu here includes more than a dozen types of sausage, along with ham and cheese platters, grilled meats and salads. Seven taps dispense Japanese and German beers from breweries like Far Yeast (Tokyo), Baeren (Iwate), Hofbrau Munchen and...
belgianAu Fil des Jours - Belgian rest/beer bar: Uchisaiwaicho
Belgian beers from the popular Brussels chain of specialty bars.
craft beerBelly Craft - Beer bar: Kamiyacho
Craft beers are accompanied by an extensive Japanese food menu at this 30-seat bar-restaurant next to Kamiyacho Station. The casual menu wouldn't seem out of place in a typical Tokyo izakaya, with classic dishes like organ-meat stews, fried tofu,...
germanDie Wurst - German: Kamiyacho
It may look like an ordinary coffee shop, but this cafe bar serves a few nice German beers along with German sausages and excellent bread and rolls.
germanZum Einhorn - German: Kamiyacho
Although the dining room is notably lacking in atmosphere and music, the kitchen prepares outstanding German cuisine, including some fantastic game dishes in the autumn months. Prices may seem high at first, but portions are much larger than...
RetailNissin - Retail: Azabu-Juban
Meat is Nissin's strong point, with over a dozen types of cold cuts, a cornucopia of sausages, and unusual items like pheasant, rabbit, and even kangaroo meat. And the third-floor wine shop is worth a visit in its own right - particularly for its...
craft beerKamikatz - Beer bar: Akabanebashi
Kamikatz is run by Rise & Win Brewing Company, a craft brewery based in Tokushima Prefecture. As their official Tokyo taproom, they serve eight of the brewery's craft beers on draft, including some special seasonal brews. And unlike most beer bars...
craft beerAnt 'n Bee Ryudocho - Beer bar: Roppongi
Located in a slightly nicer part of Roppongi, this second branch of the esteemed late-night craft-beer bar features afternoon hours and a well-chosen selection of craft beers and ciders. Unlike the first branch, the emphasis here is on imported...
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 beerAnt 'n Bee - Beer bar: Roppongi
More than twenty Japanese microbrew beers are served on tap at this late-night beer specialist. The food menu is limited to fish and chips and similar bar fare.
germanBernd's Bar - German: Roppongi
Hearty, stick-to-your-ribs food and a friendly atmosphere. They feature several different German beers on tap.