The Jujo area up in Kita-ku is one of the city's finest spots for boozing on the cheap, and the late 2014 opening of this excellent brewpub, found right by the station, only made it even more visit-worthy. Operated by the Jujo Suiken Brewery, Beer++ charms with its log house-inspired interior and two-storey layout: the ground floor houses the brewery and a bar counter while the upstairs area is where to sit down with your suds. In addition to the three signature beers – Pale Ale, Citra Ale and Amber Ale – they offer seasonal, mainly fruit-flavoured specials and excellent salads, made with organic veg grown on the roof of the pub (!). Our favourite was the slightly sweet, aromatic Amber, but the other two regulars are also more than decent, understatedly hoppy creations that go down effortlessly. Stop by Beer++ next time you're in the neighbourhood – you won't be disappointed.
2-7-13 Kamijujo, Kita-ku
|Opening hours:||5pm-11pm (Sat & hols 3pm-10pm) / closed Sun, Mon|
|Transport:||Jujo Station (Saikyo line)|