Tap and Growler
Shimo-Kitazawa: Beer bar
Tap and Growler (Shimo-Kitazawa: Beer bar)
Tap and Growler
Open 6pm-midnight. Closed Mondays.
Sun: Open Sundays

Craft beer to go is the selling point at this tiny neighborhood bar. They've got eighteen taps dispensing a nicely varied selection of Japanese craft beers, including some rarities, and you can either enjoy a half-pint here or fill a growler to take home (or both). The first time you get take-out beer you have to buy one of their growler containers, starting at Y1350 for the 32-ounce size - after that you can bring your container back to refill it.

In addition to draft beer they also offer a selection of hard-to-find bottled beers, also for here or to go. These include unusual beers that are so in demand that they've set a limit of one bottle per person of any given bottled beer. Beers on draft run around Y600-810 per half pint, with similar prices for standard-size bottles.

The food menu is limited to bar snacks like nuts, but you're allowed to bring your own food, or order delivery service from Eight's Burger or other nearby shops. There's no cover charge and no bottle charge, and free WiFi is available.

Setagaya-ku, Kitazawa 2-33-6.

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Venue listing from Bento.com4 Star Rating: recommended