Having opened a full-scale craft beer empire since, the first Tokyo pub opened by the Numazu-based Baird Brewing Company is very relaxed: all brick walls and wood panelling, with a long central table that's ripe for communal drinking. It's primarily an outlet for Baird's own brews, which tend to be pretty damn fine: we're particular fans of the Teikoku IPA and Angry Boy Brown Ale, available year-round (¥1,000 for a US pint). Check the blackboard above the bar for guest beers from the likes of Rogue and Brewdog, and keep an eye out for Baird's own seasonal specials. Don't miss the New Haven-style pizzas either, and note that this is a non-smoking venue.
|Venue name:||Nakameguro Taproom|
Nakameguro GT Plaza C-Block 2F, 2-1-3 Kamimeguro, Meguro-ku
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 4pm-12midnight; Sat, Sun & hols 12noon-12midnight|
|Transport:||Nakameguro Station (Hibiya, Tokyu Toyoko lines)|