Tap Stand’s excellent beers and pizzas have been making waves. Pints here are all ¥1,000 and its 22 taps are evenly split between Japanese and import beers, with the latter often hiding some real finds.

Vector and Vector Beer Factory, which are almost neighbors, both serve exclusively Japanese craft beer at some of the lowest prices in Tokyo — only slightly offset by a ¥300 seating charge. The older of the two, Vector, has 10 taps.

There’s still space to move, but on days when Watering Hole hosts a “meet the brewer” or “tap takeover” event, it can be standing room only. Along with the unusual drinks on offer, the food menu is original enough to garner attention in its ...

Gotsubo is a new and charming entry to Ikebukuro’s craft beer scene. During the day Gotsubo is a modest lunch counter serving gyu¯katsu (fried beef cutlet) curry, but after nightfall it transforms into a stylish standing bar with a modest selection of beer and ...

Most people walk by the nondescript entrance to Vivo! without a second glance, much less a first one. Vivo! offers four glass sizes, ideal for sampling your way across the well-curated tap list of 20 beers, which are mostly Japanese and American.

La Cachette is an unsung institution in Tokyo; it was one of very few dedicated craft beer bars in the city when it opened in 2001. The bar is somewhat indecisive with its French name, German decor, American music and mix of European and ...

Craft Beer Server Land is one of Tokyo's few beer bars open for lunch on weekends, with an eclectic menu that runs the gamut from fish and chips to green curry. There's a ¥380 seating charge, but the quality of food and comparatively low ...

Made from fermented fruit juice, cider has risen in popularity alongside craft beer. Le Bretagne Bar a Cidre offers an excellent introduction to the gluten-free libation a la its tasting set of three ciders, available from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on weekends for a reasonable ¥1,800.

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