Saying goodbye to the long rainy season means that the hot and humid summer has finally come in Japan. Opening a nice, cold beer at home after a hard day of work is needless to say a good treatment for your tired body. But why not doing that outside with perfect appetizers while relaxing in and open and relaxing atmosphere? In case you were wondering, Tokyo loves beer gardens, and this summer there will be some major ones. Here is the list of top 8 beer gardens in/around Tokyo! As always, remember to practice social distancing guidelines because of COVID-19.
Beer is not only for the night but also for daytime! Located just 1 minute from Ikebukuro Station East Exit, this beer garden is located on the top floor of PARCO, so it’s pretty hard to miss it.
They offer Korean style BBQ and you can choose from 3 types of dishes: samgyeopsal, cheese dakgalbi and Korean BBQ.
If you are an early bird and decide to visit between 12:00 pm and 3:30 pm on a weekend, you can enjoy an all-you-can-drink menu until 3:30! Just be careful and don’t get wasted.
There are some campaigns so you don’t end up spending a lot of money. For example, children under 12 can eat for free until the end of August! Also, there is a 500 yen off campaign available now. To enjoy this coupon, simply add Ikebukuro PARCO BBQ Beer Garden to your LINE friend then you can get a coupon available for all members of your group!
Access: 1 min walk from Ikebukuro Station East Exit
Address: Roof top of Ikebukuro PARCO, 1-28-2, Minami Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Period: June 10, 2020 to September 27, 2020
Hours: 15:00 – 22:00 on weekday, 12:00–22:00 on weekend
Budget: 3,500–5,400 JPY
Reservation: Online or call 03-6775-9124
Located ont the 8th floor of TOBU Ikebukuro, which is adjacent to Ikebukuro Station, Sky View Food Court offers you an unbeatable location and a great atmosphere with world craft beer. It can be a wonderful choice for a date or a girls’ night.
Their menu Craft Beer Garden BBQ menu costs 3,480 yen, and it including 2 hours of free drinks where you can choose from 3 different kinds of craft beer. They are also open during the daytime on weekdays. Feeling thirsty after shopping? Then go up straight to the 8th floor!
Access: 1 min walk from Ikebukuro Station West Exit
Address: 8th floor of Ikebukuro TOBU, 1-1-25, Nishi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Period: April 1, 2020 to September 27, 2020
Hours: 11:00 – 22:00 till August 31, 11:00–23:00 from September 1 to 27
Budget: 3,480 JPY
Reservation: Call 050-5303-7672 or 03-5957-7158
If you want to enjoy high quality cuisine, just experience the RIDE’s menu, which ranges from charcoal grilled meat to crispy Roman pizza. With TERRACE PLAN at only 5,000 yen, you can enjoy bottomless drinks for 1.5 hour and rich and tasty Italian appetizers. With an additional 500 yen, grilled pork, cheese fondue, and dessert can be added!
If you use a Hotpepper coupon
and show your taxi’s receipt at the restaurant, the ride fee from Shinagawa Station will be discounted from your bill.
Access: 15 min walk from Shinagawa Station / 3 min walk from Tennozu Isle station
Address: 1st floor of Tennozu Central Tower Canal Garden, 2-2-24, Higashi Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Period: All year round
Hours: Morning 8:00-11:30, Lunch 11:30-15:00, Cafe 15:00-17:00, Dinner 17:00-22:00
Budget: 5,000 to 6,000 JPY
Reservation: Online or Call 050-3184-2730 or 050-5596-1011
If you are a shrimp-lover, Shrimp Garden serves quality shrimp with numerous types of beer and wine. Their best seller Shrimp Garden Plan costs only 4,500 yen and includes angel shrimp salad, boiled red shrimp, shrimp frit, fried shrimp and potato, ajillo, steamed mussels, and a finisher Shrimp Ramen! You can choose 3 glasses of drink from the menu.
Shrimp Garden has a table and a counter, but our recommendation is the terrace. If the wether is fine, enjoy the beer garden experience with a chilled beer.
Access: Directly accessed from Kasumigaseki station C4 exit / 3 min walk from Toranomon station 10th exit
Address: 1st floor of Iino building, 2-1-1, Uchisaiwai-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Period: All year round
Hours: 111:00-15:00 and 17:00-23:00 on weekday, 11:30-22:00 on weekend
Budget: 3,000 to 5,000 JPY
Reservation: Online or Call 03-3539-5090
At Shinjuku Tenku Beer Garden, located just a 4-minute walk from Shinjuku Station, you can enjoy both Japanese and international beers. Tenku means rooftop but there is a retractable roof, so you don’t need to be worried about the weather.
The main reason to pick this beer garden is their price. With only 2,000 yen including tax, a beer lunch course menu offers you 10 dishes and bottomless drinks for 2 hours! However, keep in mind that there is a table charge and that they charge for seats.
Cheese, meat, and fresh seafood are included in this course menu. It says “lunch” but this menu is available from 11:00 to 17:00, and from 21:00 until closing.
Access: 4 min walk from Shinjuku station East exit
Address: RF, 1-21-1, Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Period: All year round
Budget: 2,000 to 5,500 JPY
Reservation: Online or Call 070-5567-1319
LUMINE EST is adjacent to Shinjuku Station, and they have a beer terrace on their top floor. This place has a beach theme so you can imagine you are at a pier or on a nice holiday even though you are right in the center of Tokyo.
The resort consists of 3 areas: a beach area, a wood deck terrace, and a beer terrace. At the beach area, you will find white sand and beach cabanas, creating the feeling of being on a real beach. The wood deck terrace will bring some glamping memories. At the beer terrace, tables and sofas are set so you can be in an authentic beer garden.
In addition to the all-you-can-drink deals with numerous types of alcohol drinks, you can enjoy a great variety of quality of food that ranges from nice appetizers to grilled beef steak. It’s kind of pricy though, so keep that in mind. this Insta-worthy beer garden will definitely catch your eye.
Access: Directly accessed from Shinjuku station East exit
Address: RF, Luminest, 3-8-1, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Period: June 3, 2020 ~
Budget: 5,500 JPY~
Reservation: Online or Call 070-3884-7290
The fancy beer garden MARUTA is located in Shibuya, but you can definitely forget the city life’s hustle and bustle there. This place is not only about craft beer since you can also enjoy Japanese sake shochu, wine, cocktails, and highball.
A variety of tasty food is served, including grilled whole chicken and raclette cheese. They offer several dishes to attract you. Please note that MARUTA is only open on Sunday, but it’s worth going there.
Access: ７ min walk from Shibuya station
Address: 37-16, Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Period: All year round
Hours: 15:00-24:00 on Sunday
Budget: 3,500 to 5,000 JPY
Reservation: Online or Call 03-5738-8455
The annual Beer Mount is finally back! You can enjoy chilled beer with good quality appetizers at Japan’s beloved Mt. Takao, the most popular weekend hiking spot among Tokyoites.
Best of all, Beer Mount provides superb views of Tokyo, Yokohama, and Saitama. Looking down the sunset view and tons of city lights while sipping chilled beer should make you feel like you are in heaven.
All you can eat and drink for 2 hours for JPY3,900 (male) and JPY 3,700 (female). If you don’t want to climb the mountain, you can always just ride up on a cable car; but come on! Who would not like end up their hike with a feast?
Access: Ride a cable car to Takaosan station (5 mins walk from Takaosanguchi Station of Keio Takao Line)
Period: July 1st, 2020 to October 15, 2020
Budget: 4,000 JPY
Reservation: Online or Call 042-665-8010
All the beer gardens introduced above are well equipped and are taken measure to reduce the spread of COVID-19.