Beer Engine has filled a notable niche in Tokyo’s craft beer scene. The bar uses pumps which are rooted in the English beer tradition and so are well suited to porters, the workingman’s tipple so ubiquitous in Georgian England that it instigated the infamous — and deadly ...

El Pato dishes up authentic American diner fare and has two taps dedicated to Nagano Prefecture’s Shiga Kogen Beer and a small but well curated bottle list sporting American west coast brews, including several from San Francisco-based Anchor Brewing.

On a street that runs between Yaesu and Ginza is Craft Beer Bar iBrew and its newer sister bar, iBrew Wired. Each sports a different tap list and menu, but the original iBrew is the more charming. Its cramped open kitchen keeps the compact ...

Towers Craft Beer Bar is a tiny Tokyo institution, which has just celebrated 12 years of operation. The standing bar only accommodates about half a dozen patrons at a time, and I luck into the final free space near the door. The beer selection ...

Compared to other watering holes in the neighborhood, Two Dogs Taproom offers the most competitive prices by far, especially if you arrive during happy hour. After 25 years in Japan, owner Mike Verweyst opened Two Dogs in 2013 with the aim of creating a ...

Open since 2010, Ant ’n Bee has a longer history than most craft beer bars in Tokyo. It has two rooms: a small non-smoking space and a stately L-shaped bar that holds all of Ant ’n Bee’s charm.

The Aldgate’s 21 taps are divided between Japanese and imported beers, many of the latter hailing from the U.K. At this time of night, The Aldgate’s staff and patrons are especially friendly.

A short walk into Shibuya’s western outskirts, Goodbeer Faucets’ big yellow sign shines like a lighthouse from the bar’s second-story window. Faucets is a landmark on Tokyo’s craft beer map.

More beer cafe than bar, Øl is the kind of place to bring your laptop, take a sturdy seat and get some work done over an easy-drinking session beer and some snacks. True to its minimal approach, Øl has no kitchen, but instead partners ...

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