In summer, is there anything better than sipping on an ice cold beer as the city temperature rises? Well yes, actually there is. And that is digging into a freshly grilled piece of meat that perfectly accompanies your frosty glass. There are of course many beer gardens across the city right now, but why not check out some of the BBQ beer gardens that compliment the summer so well?
The list below typically offer course meals, all-you-can-eat and all-you-can-drink menus for around 120 minutes.
As well as an extensive drinks selection (a choice of up to 35) and plenty of meat and vegetables, BBQ and Beer Terrace 130 Days also has live singing and dancing performances should you feel insufficiently entertained.
If you want to take your beer garden experience to the tropics, why not head to this Hawaiian themed venue. With plenty of grilled meat and fruity cocktails you’ll feel you are on a Pacific rather than the big city. Of a Pacific island…
If you tire of 20mm thick meaty steaks, fresh seafood and foamy beer, well this beer garden is held inside Japan’s oldest amusement park so there is plenty to enjoy. Lunchtime courses are also available.
We aren’t sure whether Mexico is particularly well known for BBQ, but this year’s theme at The Rooftop BBQ Beer Garden is Mexican Resort Barbecue. So if you like grilled prawns, taco burgers and tequila cocktails, this may be just up your alley.
The price of the BBQ set at Grand Prince Hotel’s Takanawa Forest Garden may put many people off, but perhaps that’s the point. Exuding exclusivity, you can enjoy all-you-can-eat domestic beef and sparkling wine next to the beautifully lit up pool.
Maybe you want something a little bit out of the ordinary. These summer gardens are a break from the norm.
Fed up with the bloatedness of beer, or perhaps you are after something a little more refined. Well, if this is the case you could try out the Champagne garden atop Hotel Chinzanso in Mejiro. Here you can sip for two hours on unlimited glasses of Möet & Chandon, Mumm Laurent-Perrier and Nicolas Feuillatte.
If you have tired of the beer garden, but are not keen on the perceived pretension (or very real cost) of french bubbly, maybe the Tokyo Tower Highball Garden is more for you. At the foot of the Tokyo landmark you can find whiskey highballs aplenty. And yes, there is beer too.
Yes, you read that correctly. This beer garden serves three types of green tea beer as well as the more regular stuff. The food is not included in the nomihoudai price, but it is tempting to shell out extra for the matcha flavoured french fries and tea soba.
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