Ueno, Asakusa and north
craft beerWorld End - Bar: Ueno
A typical Irish pub in sound and appearance, The World End carries unusual and hard-to-find US craft beers in addition to Irish and international macrobrews. On a recent visit we found various beers from US brewers Modern Times, Fremont Brewing,...
craft beerCraft Works Hongo - Beer bar: Hongo
This rather large (60-seat) basement beer bar serves twelve taps of craft beers, including some interesting imports. Prices start at Y930 for pints and Y630 for half pints. Tasting flights are available, and there's a full food menu of bar snacks.
craft beerD's Diner - Beer bar: Asakusa
With some sixty choices by the bottle, at first glance the drinks list at this self-styled beer hall looks like a typical "world beer" mishmash. However, in addition to their collection of lagers from many lands, they offer a respectable list of...
brewpubCampion Ale - Brewpub: Asakusa
Five British-style ales on tap, all brewed on premises at this small brewpub. Prices are Y800 for pints and Y500 for half-pints. Food includes shepherd's pie, meat pies and beef stew. Open from noon on weekends.
Skytree and Sumida-ku
RetailWorld Beer Museum - Beer bar: Oshiage
Rather than trying to represent the entire world, the "World Beer Museum" narrows its focus to brews from five beer-producing countries - Belgium, Germany, the UK, Czech Republic and the US - along with a "world food" menu of representative dishes...
one or two beers
one or two beersSuper Dry - Beer bar: Oshiage
In addition to their flagship beer, this popular Asahi-run pub pours a rotating roster of draft beers like Leffe, Bass Pale Ale and Hoegaarden; they also serve several varieties of Leffe by the bottle. There's an inexpensive menu of pub food to...
craft beerBeerich Yeast - Beer bar: Kinshicho
Beerich has all the trappings of a classic old-school Tokyo cocktail bar - the bartenders are decked out in white shirts and vests, and the drinks come with gigantic globes of hand-carved ice. The atmosphere isn't quite as stiff as you might...
craft beerEdo Tokyo Beer On Tap - Beer bar: Koto-ku
This self-styled gastropub serves ten domestic craft beers (or sometimes nine beers and a cider) on tap, Fried chicken is one of the highlights of the food menu. The bar is located about ten minutes on foot from Sumiyoshi station.
craft beerBeer Butterfly - Beer bar: Koto-ku
Craft beers are all priced at Y500 at this casual neighborhood spot near Sumiyoshi subway station. You'll find an interesting rotating selection of ten Japanese craft brews on tap, typically from breweries like Isekadoya, Romantic Mura, Y Market,...
belgianDAD - Belgian rest/beer bar: Adachi-ku
This cheerfully decorated, lively bar serves a few dozen Belgian beers by the bottle, plus a few on tap, although when we visited several of our choices were out of stock. It's worth knowing about if it's past closing time at Sakazuki Brewing (or...
RetailBeer Ma - Liquor shop: Adachi-ku
Not only does Beer Market offer the best selection of imported craft beers in Tokyo, but you can drink whatever you buy right in the shop, with just a Y100 corkage charge. They also have ten taps of craft beers (they were half Stone Brewing and...
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.