craft beerNEW: Hitachino 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...
brewpubTokaido Beer - Brewpub: Kawasaki
A stylish, cozy backstreet bar located six or seven minutes from Kawasaki Station, Tokaido Beer's taproom is a pleasant place to drop by for a freshly brewed beer or two. Brewmaster Satoshi Tanoue serves four year-round beers and one seasonal beer...
craft beerNEW: Beer 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...
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 third location, moving here most recently from the Commune 2nd complex just up the road. Since there's no longer an outdoor area, it can get a bit crowded in...
craft beerApart - Beer bar: Sangenjaya
A self-styled "craft-beer izakaya," Apart offers an impressive selection of craft beers from their eleven taps, representing breweries like Pipeworks (Chicago), Jester King (Austin), Swanlake (Niigata) and Shiga Kogen (Nagano). There's also a...
craft beerNEW: Craft Company - Beer bar: Akebonobashi
This neighborhood craft-beer bar serves mostly imported beers on draft from twelve taps, along with a "bistro-style" food menu of small dishes. Beers are relatively exotic and diverse - on a recent visit we found brews from Edge Brewing (Spain),...
January 24-26 (Fri 4-10pm; Sat 11am-9pm; Sun 11am-7pm)
Japan Brewers Cup Festival 2020
Try 300 different beers, mostly priced from Y300 per cup (although the average price is Y500). Thirty-seven craft breweries, including representatives from Taiwan and Czech Republic, will be taking part. There will also be six craft beer importers and five food vendors on hand.
Price: Y500 admission, and pay as you go for beer
Snow Monkey Beer Live 2020
This annual event held at a ski resort in Nagano is a weekend Japanese pop music (live and from DJs), and craft beer, along with optional skiing and snowboarding. This year eighteen Japanese breweries will be taking part.
Shiga Kogen Sogo Kaigan 98 Hall
Prices vary by event.