Welcome to Tokyo Beer Drinker
Since 2012, Tokyo beer drinker has been a by no means comprehensive guide to bars that serve nice beer in the Tokyo area, (and even less comprehensively to places further afield).
Unlike when we started, craft beer bars are now everywhere. Hopefully this site will help you navigate your way to somewhere that is a bit more interesting than a flat pack style bar with boring beers, if that’s what you’re looking for.
Before we get carried away here:
Navigating the Site:
Please check the categories section on the right to search for specific bar characteristics or information. All places referenced can be found on the map below. And you can navigate to specific areas from the headings at the top of the page. Any comments or suggestions, please get in touch using the contact form. Thanks.
Check out the Tokyo Beer Drinker Map below to find your local (or not so local) spot right away.
Please see the Posting Criteria below for a bit more about that.
Tokyo Beer Drinker Map
Go to the beer!
I’d like to take moment to explain criteria for how I decide to include or not to include a location here. Going forward, the following will get full write ups as soon as I get round to visiting them:
– Bars and beer shops that are either great, good, ok or in some way unique or interesting.
Bars that are not so exciting or that I have a problem with (and I’m happy to acknowledge that the problem is mine), will probably feature on one of the digest posts. Usually these are to collect places that I haven’t visited yet, but now I’ll also put places I’ve been to that aren’t very good on there too. On the map, unvisited places will be marked with a question mark so you take your chances by going to one of these. All visited places will now have the appropriate coloured pin and be linked to the appropriate post, so if you see a pin and it goes to a digest post, it’s not really a recommendation. I’d always encourage you, if you’re finding places on here through the map to actually check out the post linked to the pin in order to avoid any unpleasant surprises. Favourites will still be marked with a star and also feature in the top group of places in the map notes. Inevitably, there are some places that probably aren’t worthy of a full post in here that already have full posts. I’m not going to remove these posts and put them on the digest post as I can’t be bothered to! The content of the post should give you an idea anyway. Hope all this helps!