Yotsuya, Jimbocho area
craft beerMarumugi - Beer bar: Yotsuya 3-chome
A tiny (14-seat) second-floor bar specializing in craft beers from around Japan, with an ever-changing selection. The atmosphere is laid-back (there's a muted TV set along with loungey background music), and the crowd is very local. All beers are...
craft beerCraft Company - Beer bar: Akebonobashi
This neighborhood craft-beer bar serves mostly imported beers on draft from twelve taps, along with a "bistro-style" food menu of small dishes. Beers are relatively exotic and diverse - on a recent visit we found brews from Edge Brewing (Spain),...
craft beerCruz Burgers - Burgers: Yotsuya
Cruz offers one of the best combinations of deluxe burgers and craft beers in Tokyo. The burgers are top-notch (the chef is a veteran of Firehouse in Hongo), and come in interesting variations like the "Green" burger, which is topped with spinach,...
restaurantSalsa Cabana Bar - Tex-Mex: Yotsuya
Excellent Mexican fare, and a nice selection of "Day of the Dead" Mexican craft beers, including a lively IPA; all of them a bargain at Y700 per bottle. The food is nicely prepared, and in spite of the simplicity of items like tacos and...
belgianYotsuya Brewery - Belgian rest/beer bar: Yotsuya
No, despite the name this isn't a brewpub, simply a small neighborhood bar with a decent selection of Belgian beers on tap and by the bottle. Prices are around average, and opening hours are relatively late.
belgianCuccina Alba - Seafood: Kioicho
Raw fish, grilled seafood and Belgian beers are the draw here, with more than twenty Belgian beers on tap. There's also a good selection of inexpensive wines and fresh-fruit cocktails. Budget around Y4000 at dinnertime, or Y1200 for lunch.
beerIzumiya - Sake bar: Kojimachi
With its traditional wood-beam architecture, old-fashioned snacks and laid-back atmosphere, this long-established standing bar is a fun place to stop in for a glass of sake or a Belgian beer. The main sake list features fourteen labels from...
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...
restaurantCoCo Craft - Dim sum: Ichigaya
Chinese dim sum is served with a small selection of Japanese craft beers at this casual cafe. Eight varieties of steamed and fried dumplings are on offer, along with nine small dishes, all quite reasonably priced. The four or five craft beers on...
belgianBrussels - Belgian rest/beer bar: Kagurazaka
A relaxed after-work place serving lots of Belgian beers and good light food, including tasty pita sandwiches.
belgianBitter - Belgian rest/beer bar: Kagurazaka
Often hidden backstreet bars like this - quiet, sophisticated, with tasteful but understated decor - specialize in expensive Scotch whisky or cocktails, so it's nice to find a place like this with a serious Belgian beer menu. Food includes freshly...
craft beerCraft Beer Server Land - Beer bar: Iidabashi
A mid-sized basement bar with a big selection of 25 taps and good prices (Y480/glass, Y780/pint), although there's a Y380 cover charge. Not every beer is exciting, but you can usually find something good. Open noon-10:30pm on weekends.
craft beerHop-Scotch - Bar: Iidabashi
Craft beers and whiskey are given equal billing at this small but well-stocked bar. Eight taps dispense mostly US craft imports, typically priced at around Y700-800 per glass and Y1000-1100 per pint, while whiskey drinkers can choose from some...
craft beerFolk Burgers and Beers - Burgers: Jimbocho
Run by a veteran of the esteemed Fire House burger shop in Hongo, Folk Burgers offers one of the best selections of craft beers among Tokyo's gourmet burger shops. The burgers are solid and reliable, made with American Angus beef and assembled in...
craft beerHinomoto Beer Parlor - Beer bar: Jimbocho
Small in scale and stylishly appointed, this charming little drinking spot has a more comfortable, intimate feel than many of the larger beer bars in this part of town. Ten taps of domestic craft beers are supplemented by a decent selection of...
belgianBrussels - Belgian rest/beer bar: Jimbocho
This original branch of the pioneering Belgian beer bar chain is spread out over three very narrow floors, with cozy seating niches. There's a small food menu and a very good selection of beers.
restaurantGachimaya - Okinawan: Jimbocho
If you like Okinawan food and enjoy trying new craft beers, this casual basement izakaya is well worth a visit. Along with a selection of well-prepared Okinawan fare you can choose from nine rotating taps of craft beers, representing multiple...
craft beerCraft Beer Market - Beer bar: Jimbocho
Somewhat less expensive than the average Tokyo microbrew bar, US pints here are priced at just Y780 and glasses at Y480. (There's also a Y300 table charge.) You can choose from thirty different mostly local brews on draft, including an exclusive...