A sampler of some of Tokyo’s best beer gardens

Style and Green Beer Garden
Closest Station: Iidabashi
Address: Tokyo Dome City, 1-1-1 Kasuga, Bunkyo, Tokyo
Tel: 03-3817-6286
Budget: ¥1,500
Seating: 400

Situated at the heart of one of Tokyo’s biggest attractions, this beer garden offers a range of draft beers that you can enjoy with beautiful views of the city.

Garden Islands Beer Restaurant
Closest Station: Daimon, Hamamatsucho, Onarimon
Address: Tokyo Prince Hotel, 3-3-1 Shiba-koen, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Tel: 03-3432-1111
Budget: ¥5,000
Seating: 600

This restaurant combines the live atmosphere of a beer garden with delicious, hearty meals. The domed restaurant, with its indoor greenery and night sky ceiling lets you enjoy the beer-garden experience in a dining environment.

Kagurazaka Beer Garden
Closest Station: Iidabashi
Address: 5F, 3-1 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Budget: ¥2,000

With only enough space for 20 people, this beer garden is the perfect way to enjoy a few beers in an intimate setting. Chat away during the day or night while enjoying the cool breeze on the terrace. Reservations are required.

Forest Beer Garden
Closest Station: Shinanomachi, Aoyama-itchome
Address: 14-13 Kasumigaoka-machi, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Tel: 03-5411-3715
Budget: Men: ¥4,200; Women: ¥3,900

Unlike traditional beer gardens, Forest Beer Garden is a place that is family-friendly. The buffet food and drink options are worth the price paid and will keep the whole family smiling. With a capacity of 1,000 people on the weekends, this is one of Tokyo’s largest beer gardens. Reservations are required from May 19 until Sept. 24.

Utsukushiku Naru Beer Garden
Closest Station: Yurakucho
Address: Matsuya Ginza, 3-6-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Budget: ¥500
Seating: 243

Created for sophisticated ladies, the elegant designs of the Utsukushiku Naru Beer Garden surroundings reflect just that. Enjoy delicious cocktails, all-you-can drink beer and a delicious selection of healthy a la carte meals under the open Ginza sky.

King of the Pirates Beer Garden
Closest Station: Daiba
Address: 1-7-1 Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Tel: 03-3599-1225
Budget: ¥3,500-4,500

Shiver me timbers! Step into the world of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” for one night with this pirate-themed beer garden. Featuring a reproduction of a pirate ship as well as a range of delicious beer drinks, this is one to remember, mateys.

Garden Beer Terrace Sekirei
Closest Station: Shinanomachi
Address: 2-2-23 Moto - Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Tel: 03-3746-7723
Budget: ¥500

Located in the beautiful Meiji Kinenkan, this beer garden offers views of traditional Japanese gardens. A very popular location due to its close proximity to key historical places, like the Crown Prince’s residence, this beer garden is one where people can learn about Japan’s history over a few beers.

Ikebukuro Seibu Rooftop
Closest Station: Ikebukuro
Address: 1-2-8-1, Minamiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Tel: 03-3981-0111
Budget: ¥500-2,000

This rooftop beer garden has recently been renovated and is now bigger and better than ever. A wide range of delicacies can be ordered here along with your beer for low prices.

Yonayona Beer Kitchen
Closest Station: Harajuku, Meiji-jingumae
Address: 4-30-3 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Budget: ¥600

Yonayona Beer Kitchen is the place to try some “heavenly forest beer.” Delicious delicacies like Cajun chicken and burritos can be enjoyed along with a beer.

Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills
Closest Station: Toranomon
Address:Hyatt Hotel 1-23-4, Toranomon, Minato-ku , Tokyo
Tel: 03-6830-1234
Budget: ¥2,000¥

Situated on the 52nd floor of the Hyatt, the Andaz Tokyo offers breathtaking views of the Tokyo skyline through its open rooftop terrace. The bar is separated into different sections based on ambience, so that patrons can have the perfect bar experience.

Tokyo Beer Hall and Beer Terrace
Closest Station: Tokyo
Address: Marunouchi Eiraku Building 1-4-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Tel: 03-6269-9585

Enjoy a variety of frothy draft beers at this beer garden. Open for lunch, dinner and with a cafe menu as well, this beer terrace offers a range of food to complement your beer at any time of the day.

Keio Asahi Sky Beer Garden
Closest Station: Shinjuku
Address: 1-1-4 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Tel: 03-5321-5349
Budget: ¥1,900 for two hours

Held at the rooftop of the 10-story Keio Hyakkaten building in Shinjuku, the Keio Asahi Sky Beer Garden offers reasonably priced all-you-can-drink-and-eat deals. The first five female groups to arrive each day can purchase a two-hour all-you-can-eat-and-drink deal for ¥2,980.

Notes: A party deal for all you can eat and drink is offered at ¥3,980.

Asakusa Hanayashiki BBQ Beer Garden
Closest Station: Asakusa
Address: 2-28-1 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Tel: 03-3847-8729
Budget: BBQ dinner and all you can drink for ¥4,000; BBQ lunch and admission ticket for ¥2,000

If you need more entertainment than just eating and drinking,the beer garden held at Asakusa Hanayashiki, Japan’s oldest amusement park, might do the trick. The menu is full of BBQ, juicy steaks, fresh seafood and vegetables to go with your drinks. Along with the usual dinner course, they also have a lunch pack with special discounts for kids and an admission ticket to the park. Online reservations are required.

Beer Garden Nihonbashi
Closest Station: Nihonbashi
Address: 1-4-1 Muromachi, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Tel: 03-3241-3311
Budget: All you can eat and drink for ¥3,901 for men, ¥3,401 for women

This beer garden held on the rooftop of the Mitsukoshi building in Nihonbashi offers all you can eat and drink deals with more than 20 types of drinks such as beer, cocktails, and wine, and more than 30 types of food, including both Western and Japanese menus.

Yebisu Bar the Garden
Closest Station: Kasumigaseki, Toranomon
Address: Kasumigaseki Commongate Annex 2F, 3-2-3 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Tel: 080-1063-2205
Budget: ¥4,500 all you can eat and drink

The second floor terrace of the Yebisu Bar is an oasis in the center of city. Enjoy the city lights of the surrounding Kasumigaseki skyscrapers as you gulp down your cold Yebisu beer after work.

Roppongi Beer Garden
Closest station: Roppongi
Address: Roppongi Roi building 5F, 5-5-1 Roppongi, Minato ku, Tokyo 106-0032
Tel: 03-3478-1818
Budget: ¥3,500

Enjoy the Hawaiian atmosphere as well as the Tokyo night view at the rooftop of the Roppongi Roi Building. English menus and Wi-Fi are also available at this venue.

Tokyo Tower Highball Garden
Closest Station: Kamiyacho
Address: 4-2-8 Shibakoen, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Tel: 080-9271-5533
Budget: Observatory ticket and a highball for ¥1,000; drinks and food ¥200-1,000

Tokyo Tower Highball Garden allows customers to enjoy highballs and beers at the foot of Tokyo Tower. They have specially designed “Tokyo Tower Highball,” a drink that resembles the orange glow of the iconic tower. A discount ticket to the observatory is offered as a set with a highball drink.

Maccha Beer Garden
Closest Station: Ochanomizu
Address: 3-4 Surugadai, Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Tel: 03-3251-1150
Budget: ¥3,500; ¥3,000 with online reservation
This green tea restaurant presents three types of alcoholic and non-alcoholic matcha beers, a mix of beer and matcha specially blended at this restaurant. Customers can also enjoy a set of matcha dishes along with their drinks.

Nostalgic Showa-Era Beer Garden
Closest Station: Roppongi
Address: 6-10-3 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Tel: 03-4333-888
Budget: ¥5,000

This beer garden held on the fourth floor of the Grand Hyatt Hotel is inspired by Japan’s Showa Period. Guests can enjoy drinks ranging from highballs to shochu cocktails in a retro beer garden decorated with Japanese paper lanterns and fans.

Yonayona Beer Garden in ARK Hills
Closest Station: Roppongi Itchome
Address: 1-12-32, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Tel: 03-5413-3647
Budget: ¥4,000

Enjoy Yo-Ho Brewings’ drinks such as Yona Yona Ale and Suiyoubi no Neko along with barbecue-style grilled foods at this beer garden.

Omohara Beer Forest by Yonayona Beer Kitchen
Closest Station: Harajuku
Address: 4-30-3 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Tel: 03-5413-3525
Budget: ¥800

Enjoy Yo-Ho Brewings’ popular drinks as well as special menus such as Honey Lemon Ginger cocktails and Mango Frozen Beer at this outdoors terrace. The food menu ranges from spicy Mexican dishes to the restaurant’s original sausages.

(List compiled by Hashela Kumarawansa and Yuki Hayashi)