craft beerVector Beer - Izakaya: Shinjuku Gyoen-mae
It may look like just another Tokyo craft-beer bar, but Vector serves up an appealing menu of beef-tongue dishes and other solid izakaya fare, making it a popular dining destination as well as a bar. The charcoal-grilled sumibiyaki tongue (Y980) in...
craft beerV.B. Factory - Beer bar: Shinjuku Gyoen-mae
This second outlet of Vector Beer specializes in IPAs - of their seventeen taps, twelve are devoted to various Japanese IPAs on any given day. Glasses are Y450, pints Y750, and three-glass tasting flights are Y1000, with a Y300 table charge that...
craft beerYona Yona Beer Works - Beer bar: Shinjuku
This popular beer bar serves very good sausages in enticing original varieties like mushroom-truffle, coriander-lemon, spinach-lotus root, and venison, with a mixed platter of five sausages priced at Y2800. They also prepare nice roast chicken, and...
restaurantBreizh Cafe Creperie - Cafe: Shinjuku
Delicious Bretagne-style sweet crepes and savory buckwheat galettes are the main items on the agenda here, but they also offer daily-special starters and a very appetizing charcuterie board. The drinks list features hard cider and soft drinks...
craft beerBerg - Cafe: Shinjuku
More of a fast-food coffee shop (hot dogs are Y290) than a beer bar, Berg does offer a couple of Japanese craft beers on tap and maybe a dozen US imports by the bottle to go with your snack. It's worth noting because of its location - right in the...
belgianGlass Dance - Belgian rest/beer bar: Nishi-Shinjuku
It's yet another Belgian beer specialty bar in Nishi-Shinjuku, this one with plenty of space (90 seats) and Maredsous and De Koninck beers on tap. There are inexpensive (from Y300), somewhat hit-or-miss Spanish tapas to nibble with your beer, along...
restaurantTavern on S - International: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 18 hours a day and conveniently located next to Shinjuku Station's south exit, this glitzy bar-restaurant is a fun destination whatever you're looking for - a casual group dinner, a late-night snack or just a quick drink or two at the bar. The...
belgianPetit Delirium Tap Cafe - Belgian rest/beer bar: Nishi-Shinjuku
This mini-branch of one of our favorite Belgian beer bars sits at the Yoyogi end of Southern Terrace; convenient to Shinjuku station but sufficiently removed from the bustling crowds. And while the interior may be petite, you can enjoy plenty of...
craft beerBevvy - Bar: Nishi-Shinjuku
Located in the Food Hall Blast! food-court complex, Draft Pub Bevvy offers ten Japanese craft beers on tap, ten wines on tap, and six ciders. As far as food goes, you can order tacos, burritos, barbecued meats, pizzas and other casual snacks from...
belgianFrigo - Belgian rest/beer bar: Nishi-Shinjuku
Frigo offers more than a hundred beers by the bottle, mostly Belgian but with a strong German section as well. The food menu is limited, but includes mussels prepared in several different ways.
brewpubYYG Brewery - Brewpub: Nishi-Shinjuku
One of the main attractions at this brewpub is its very comfortable outdoor wooden deck, which looks out over a quiet side street just a few minutes from Shinjuku Station. The beer is pretty good too - when we visited recently they were serving...
craft beerBrussels Beer Project - Beer bar: Nishi-Shinjuku
Not to be confused with your typical Belgian beer bar, BBP is actually a craft-beer taproom - one of the best in Tokyo in our opinion. They serve a lineup of more than a dozen beers on tap from a small craft brewery in Belgium, including...
craft beerWatering Hole - Beer bar: Yoyogi
One of Tokyo's pioneering craft-beer specialty bars, Watering Hole has built up a loyal following with their well-curated tap list and their convivial atmosphere. The four-glass tasting flights (Y1000; served 3-6pm on weekdays) are one of our...