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 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
The food here is very nicely prepared, and in spite of the simplicity of items like tacos and enchiladas, somehow tastes more Mexican regional than Tex-Mex. Our swordfish tacos had a lot of big flavors, although our nachos needed a bit of extra...
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.
craft beerNo 4 - Bakery: Ichigaya
A casual bakery and all-day cafe, No 4 (named after its Yonbancho location) offers local diners everything from fresh-baked sourdough bread, pastries and fantastic coffee (from the excellent Nozy coffee roastery) in the mornings to craft beers (from...
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.
restaurantLe Bretagne - French: Kagurazaka
You can choose from dozens of different savory buckwheat galettes and sweet dessert crepes at this pioneering Breton-style cafe. Drinks include imported apple and pear hard ciders, fruit juices, teas from Mariage Freres, and French wines.
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...
restaurantMidtown BBQ - American: Iidabashi
Midtown BBQ's wagyu brisket is one of the finest barbecue dishes served in Tokyo, and it's worth ordering in advance when you make your reservation. Other barbecued meats and burgers are also very good, while side dishes like mac 'n' cheese live up...
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...
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 Y900 and glasses at Y600. (There's also a Y300 table charge.) You can choose from thirty different mostly local brews on draft, including an exclusive...