Kanda, Mitsukoshimae area
world beerRokugo (65) - Beer bar: Kanda
Handy to know about if you've missed your last train (or you just want another drink before heading home), Rokugo is open until 7am every night but Sunday. They stock 200 kinds of bottled beer, 100 wines by the bottle and 20 kinds of cheese, so...
craft beerTap x Tap - Beer bar: Kanda
One of many craft beer bars in the Kanda station area, this small bar seems to specialize in beers from the Kansai region and western Japan, with multiple beers from breweries like Rokko, Kure and Konishi. There are twenty taps in all, and prices...
craft beerKura Kura Ji-beer House - Beer bar: Kanda
The off-the shelf snack-bar decor here is perked up by a cozy counter bar with five seats and twelve taps dispensing some of Japan's best microbrew beers. The small menu includes a few good chicken dishes, including raw chicken with pungent wasabi,...
RetailBeer Ma - Liquor shop: Kanda
One of Tokyo's larger craft-beer retail shops, Beer Ma has expanded from their original locations in the Kita-Senju area with a spot in the heart of Kanda's craft-beer zone. The second-floor retail area offers a fairly large selection of bottled...
craft beerCraft Beer Market - Beer bar: Kanda
One thing we like about this craft-beer bar chain, besides the reasonable prices and broad beer selection, is that fact that each branch has its own distinctive food menu. The theme here at CBM's tenth branch is lamb, and the kitchen goes all out...
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.
restaurantKarakuri - Oden: Kanda
Kakakuri is one of the rare drinking spots in Tokyo where you can find first-rate selections of both craft beer and craft sake. Despite the row of beer taps behind the counter, it feels more like a cozy neighborhood izakaya than a beer bar, and the...
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...
belgianChamp de Soleil - Belgian rest/beer bar: Kanda
French/Belgian bistro fare, with mussels and other seafood as well as frites. Ten Belgian beers averaging Y900-1,000.
craft beerMaltan - Beer bar: Kanda
A funky, art-filled basement bar serving Japanese craft beers, single-malt whiskies and an inexpensive food menu. There are five regular beers on draft (including Shiga-Kogen pale ale) plus a couple of guest taps and several more by the bottle.
germanSchmatz - German: Kanda
Hearty German food and a roster of reasonably priced German-style draft beers are the draw at this popular German chain restaurant. The eight beers on tap are priced at Y650 and Y950 for small and large sizes, and include five of Schmatz's original...
restaurantHimalaya Table - Nepalese: Kanda
Do craft beers go with Nepalese cuisine? The folks at Himalaya Table Craft Beer and Spice think so, and so they offer eight microbrews on tap - chosen to go well with your momo mutton dumplings, spicy stir-fried chicken livers, fried peanuts and...
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.
craft beerMikkeller Kanda - Beer bar: Kanda
The popular Danish craft-beer brewery has opened a second Tokyo branch, located in the craft-beer haven of Kanda. They serve burgers on the first floor, while the bar area, with a dozen taps, is up a very narrow staircase (almost a ladder, really)...
craft beerHitachino Brewing Tokyo Distillery - Bar: Akihabara
Run by Kiuchi Brewery, the sake brewer behind the popular Hitachino Nest beer brand, this dining bar is devoted to craft spirits, craft beers and premium beef and pork from Ibaraki Prefecture. Drinks options include ten types of craft whisky...
craft beerIbrew - Beer bar: Akihabara
With 47 taps, this spacious branch of the Ibrew craft-beer bar chain boasts one of the largest tap selections in Tokyo. Prices are quite reasonable, with almost all beers priced at Y390 and Y690 for medium- and large-size glasses (270ml and 470ml)....
world beerCraft Beer Tap - Beer bar: Akihabara
While they're priced at the higher end of the scale for craft-beer dining bars, this branch of Skytree's "World Beer Museum" serves a few craft beers from the US and the UK that aren't otherwise available in Tokyo. They're open all day, and...
belgianOerbier Man - Belgian rest/beer bar: Akihabara
The Delirium Cafe chain of Belgian beer bars imports their own beers, and this central-Akihabara branch showcases brews from De Dolle Brouwers in Essen, Belgium. There are ten beers on tap as well as a huge assortment of bottled beers from all over...
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 beerUokin Jozo Stand - Beer bar: Ogawamachi
Run by a popular chain of fish specialty restaurants and bistros, this mini-brewpub in the Kanda Square complex serves craft beers along with a decent selection of sake and some wine by the glass. It's officially a standing bar, but if you want to...
craft beerWiz - Beer bar: Awajicho
Thirty-one taps of craft beer are ready to pour here - both top-grade Japanese brews and solid US and European imports. The food menu ranges from simple tapas-style dishes like salmon carpaccio to original versions of Tex-Mex fare like tacos and...
world beerMalt Road - Beer bar: Awajicho
This late-night bar serves four beers on tap and many more by the bottle, with an unusual selection mostly from Belgium, Germany and the UK. The food menu features pizzas, salads and tapas-style small dishes. [Formerly known as Jha Bar.]
craft beerCrazy Craft Beer - Beer bar: Awajicho
Taking over the space formerly occupied by the Awajicho branch of Craft Beer Market, this budget-friendly bar offers over a dozen craft beers on tap along with kiln-baked pizza. Beers from breweries like Stone (California) and Black Tide (Miyagi)...
RetailMie Terrace - Antenna shop: Mitsukoshimae
More than 1000 kinds of food, drink and local crafts from Mie Prefecture can be found at this well-stocked antenna shop. Local culinary delicacies include Matsusaka beef, ume plums, fresh-caught fish and oysters, tea, udon and soy sauce.
brewpubCraftrock - Brewpub: Mitsukoshimae
A spacious brewpub under the management of the Craft Beer Market group, Craftrock serves nine of their own beers and three guest craft beers. The food comes in decent-size portions for the price, but unfortunately isn't up to the standards of the...
craft beerCraft Beer Market Mitsukoshimae - Beer bar: Mitsukoshimae
CBM offers thirty beers on tap - mostly Japanese craft beers - priced at a very budget-friendly Y480/glass or Y780/pint. The food menu is also fairly impressive, with dishes like roast duck a l'orange, and they offer a small but interesting...
belgianBrugse Zot - Belgian rest/beer bar: Mitsukoshimae
This rather large, 110-seat Art Nouveau-style restaurant specializes in beers from De Halve Maan, a 450-year-old brewery in the Belgian city of Bruges. They serve lots of other Belgian beers as well - more than 100 varieties in all.
restaurantBakushuan - Izakaya: Mitsukoshimae
Izakayas with great selections of both sake and craft beer aren't all that common in Tokyo, so Bakushuan is worth knowing about for that reason alone. But even without drinks, the excellent food stands on its own merits. It's a more delicate,...
Asakusabashi, Bakurocho, Hamacho
craft beerHicra - Beer bar: Asakusabashi
This small neigbhorhood bar has a stylish, minimalist decor and specializes in craft beers and highball cocktails. The ten taps dispense beers from well-regarded breweries like Full Sail, Sierra Nevada, Outsider and Shiga Kogen, while the highball...
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 beerBookshelf Cafe - Cafe: Hamacho
This neighborhood cafe offers Hitachino Nest beers (six by the bottle, one or two on draft) and espresso beverages from Horiguchi Coffee. Lunch specials include taco-rice, ciabatta sandwiches and keema curry, most of which are also served at...