craft beerBeer Boy - Beer bar: Shibuya
Run by the Craft Beer Market chain, Beer Boy is a rather basic standing bar serving ten taps of craft beer and a simple food menu. The taps are roughly split between more commonly found, budget-friendly domestic craft beers and higher-priced...
germanSchmatz Shibuya Parco - German: Shibuya
This branch of the very popular German bar-restaurant offers a full menu of sausages, schnitzel, risotti and pizzas. The seven taps dispense original German-style craft beers and German imports, priced from Y650 a glass, and three-part tasting...
germanSchmatz - German: Shibuya
This casual German beer bar offers eight German and German-style beers on tap, including five of Schmatz's original brews, and you can order a tasting flights of any three beers you like. There's an extensive food menu of pizzas, pastas and...
RetailTap and Crowler - Liquor shop: Shibuya
Like their sister shop Tap and Growler up the road in Shimo-Kitazawa, this newer Shibuya branch will serve craft beer to go from any of their nineteen taps. You can bring your own growler, or they can provide crowlers (aluminum cans) in 16 and...
craft beerAldgate - Beer bar: Shibuya
One of Shibuya's more serious craft beer bars, The Aldgate offers more than twenty craft beers on tap, mostly from Japan, Britain and the US. The food is English pub fare - Toad in the Hole, Cornish pasties, Daal Masala, Fish and Chips.
craft beerGoodbeer Faucets - Beer bar: Shibuya
One of Shibuya's roster of serious craft beer bars, Goodbeer Faucets offers more than forty beers on draft, focusing mainly on Japanese, American and Belgian brews. The spacious bar attracts a very international crowd.
craft beerMikkeller - Beer bar: Shibuya
This Tokyo outpost of the Danish brewery seems to be aimed squarely at craft-beer geeks, with an impressive range of unusual Mikkeller beers and hard-to-find tiny Japanese breweries like Yorocco, AJB and Songbird. Although it's located in one of...
craft beerCidernaut - Bar: Shibuya
Inspired by his experiences when living in England, owner Mitsuru Takeda opened Cidernaut with the aim of introducing the joys of craft cider to Tokyo. The bar's twelve taps dispense around eight or nine different ciders at a time, with the...
craft beerGau's - Beer bar: Shibuya
Notable for their late-night hours, Gau's offers a handful of US craft beers on tap from breweries like Lost Coast, Rogue and Left Hand, with three-part tasting flights a popular option. They only have six taps, and they can get repetitive (during...
belgianHemel - Belgian rest/beer bar: Shibuya
"Hemel Belgian Beer and Food" lives up to their name - this comfortable wood-paneled bar offers an appealing menu of Belgian and European food to go with their extensive list of over 100 beers.
RetailHiranoya - Liquor shop: Shibuya
Although Hiranoya was once a simple retail bottle shop with a standing-bar corner, over the years they have transformed into a full-fledged specialty beer bar, albeit a rather tiny one. The main focus is on classic Belgian beers, with a huge...
world beerFailte - Beer bar: Shibuya
Run by a Belgian beer bar chain, Failty features beers imported directly from Ireland, plus twenty different wines and food prepared by a French chef.
craft beerHaburashi Beer and Potato - Scandinavian: Shibuya
Scandinavian-themed craft-beer bars seem to be popping up all over Shibuya, but unlike the other bars, the cozy Haburashi (Toothbrush) also provides a menu of Nordic-inspired dishes like grilled salmon, smoked trout salad, roast beef, and Norwegian...
germanWasserfall - Beer bar: Shibuya
A sister shop of the nearby Hawaiian-themed Wailele, Wasserfall offers an impressively wide selection of German beers, including four on draft. The several dozen bottled beers are organized by style, and they include IPAs and other international...
craft beerWailele - Beer bar: Shibuya
This lively after-work bar is one of the "Cerveza Gym" trio of specialty beer bars, devoting their two to four taps to American craft beers from breweries like Sound, Diamond Knot and Maui. Just as interesting though is their impressive line-up of...
craft beerCraft Beer Tap - Beer bar: Shibuya
Run by a beer-import company, this chain of beer bars carries several draft beers from Germany, Belgium and the Czech Republic, plus a few exclusive craft beers from the US and UK. They're open all afternoon, and they offer a full food menu, with...
craft beerCider Shack - Bar: Shibuya
Cider Shack is one of a handful of spots in Tokyo where you can find craft cider, both on draft and by the bottle. Along with ciders from England and Nagano Prefecture, they also serve craft beers (mainly from Japanese breweries TDM1874 and Daisen...
belgianBelgo - Belgian rest/beer bar: Shibuya
A comfortably cozy little hideaway bar with multi-level seating nooks. Pick your own bottle from the big selection of Belgian and German brews in the refrigerator case. The food menu is limited to light snacks.
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one or two beersNewzea Platform - Wine bar: Yoyogi-Koen
Occupying what must be one of Shibuya's thinnest buildings, this specialty bar serves around two dozen New Zealand wines, including several by the glass, as well as three different beers from Stoke, a New Zealand microbrewery. On the first floor is...
world beerDesign Festa Gallery Cafe & Bar - Bar: Harajuku
This unusual cafe-bar sits in the courtyard of a very bohemian art-gallery space called Tokyo Design Festa. There's a small indoor section where you stand around overturned barrel-tables, and an outdoor portion furnished with normal tables and...
restaurantHohokam Diner - Burgers: Harajuku
Excellent burgers and sandwiches, good American craft beers by the bottle, and outdoor terrace seating are some of the attractions at this stylish all-day burger joint in the heart of Harajuku.
craft beerSan Francisco Peaks - Cafe: Harajuku
Gourmet hot dogs are the specialty here, but they also offer a good selection of Japanese craft beers, including interesting small breweries like Sankt Gallen and Baird. The hot dogs are made from pork, beef, chicken, lamb and venison, and livened...
brewpubHarajuku Taproom - Brewpub: Harajuku
More than twenty craft beers from the excellent Baird Brewery in Shizuoka are on tap here, along with decent yakitori and other light fare. The bar is popular with an international crowd and the atmosphere can be quite lively.
RetailDig The Line Doors - Beer bar: Harajuku
This starkly minimalist taproom and bottle shop is the first Tokyo branch of a popular Kyoto bar run by an importer of European craft beers. They are equipped with five taps for draft beers and cider, or you can choose from around 150 canned and...
craft beerLas Dos Caras - Tex-Mex: Harajuku
This glitzy two-story bar-restaurant is worth knowing about for their selection of three craft beers on tap, from US breweries like Sierra Nevada, Lagunitas and Ballast Point. In addition to beer, drinks include Mojitos, Margaritas, and twenty...
craft beerSmokehouse - American: Harajuku
There's great American-style barbecue and a nice collection of a dozen craft beers to wash it down at this cozy bar-restaurant located halfway along Cat Street. Weekday lunches start at Y1000, and during the evening you can snack on sandwiches...
craft beerPDX Taproom - Beer bar: Harajuku
There are maps of Portand Oregon on the wall and music from Portland indie bands on the stereo; the bartender sports a lumberjack shirt and a beard. Most important though, they sell Portland's greatest export - a rotating selection of ten craft...
craft beerScoo - Bar: Jingumae 2-chome
Run by a local bakery, this tiny (4.5-mat) neighborhood bar serves five beers on tap along with three kinds of sake, Talisker whiskey and gourmet coffee. The rotating beer roster features Japanese breweries like Black Tide (Miyagi), Beer Brain...
restaurantUmami Burger - Burgers: Omotesando
The Umami Burger delivers a giant blast of rich, meaty flavor, more than living up to its name. The signature dish at this California-based gourmet burger shop, it has been carefully crafted from a palette of savory, glutamate-rich ingredients -...
craft beerCrisscross - Cafe: Omotesando
A casual cafe attached to the popular Mediterranean restaurant Cicada; there's pleasant outdoor seating in the front courtyard when the weather permits. Craft beer fans can choose from six brews from T.Y. Harbor Brewery available on tap.
restaurantYona Yona Beer Works - Beer bar: Omotesando
A dozen beers from the popular Yo-Ho Brewing in Karuizawa are on tap here, including a very drinkable IPA and some seasonal specials. The food is well above average for a beer bar, with appealing sausage variations (coriander-lemon, yuzu pepper,...
craft beerBeer Brain - Beer bar: Omotesando
Housed in an oversized hut on wheels in front of a parking lot, Beer Brain is now in its fourth location, moving here from the Commune 2nd complex just up the road. Since there's no longer an outdoor area, it can get a bit crowded in the compact...
restaurantBreizh Cafe - French: Omotesando
This lively backstreet cafe serves dozens of varieties of buckwheat galettes and dessert crepes in addition to French hard ciders. You can supplement your galette "complete" (egg, ham and cheese) with add-on ingredients like mushrooms, onions,...
craft beerKokage Beer Stand - Beer bar: Omotesando
Parked in one corner of the trendy B-Flat Commune market area hidden in the back streets of Omotesando, the Kokage beer truck is perfectly set up for seasonal outdoor beer drinking. They serve five beers from Karuizawa brewery Cocono Hop Co.,...
craft beerGar Eden - Italian: Omotesando
An Italian restaurant with a good craft-beer selection is a nice find, but if you're not hungry you can come just for the beer. The ten taps dispense an assortment of Japanese, US and European craft beers, with some unusual finds (a Swiss sour ale!)...