Fukuoka Beer Garden Guide 2012

In the heat of summer, nothing’s more refreshing than a cold beer with friends at one of Fukuoka’s beer gardens. We’ve made your summer easy, compiling a list of our recommended beer gardens in Fukuoka. Over summer we plan to add to this list, so check back!

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Fukubiru Shibafu Beer Garden 
Open for 13 years, this popular beer garden located in the middle of Tenjin. Enjoy the extensive food menu, with over 20 different items including Mongolian barbecue and all-you-can-drink beer. Fukubiru has a garden-like atmosphere created by the open-air lawn that will make you feel right at home under the night sky!

• 5/18~9/29 (Closed: Sun., Public holidays, Obon)
• 17:30~22:00(L.O 21:30)
• Closed in case of rain
• Male ¥3,700 / Female ¥3,500
• 460 seats
• All-you-can-eat and drink
• Beer: Asahi, Kirin, Sapporo, Suntory
• Rooftop 1-11-17 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
• 092-726-8000


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Fukuoka Airport Beer terrace – “Beer Air”
Delicious food and breathtaking views are just two things that make the beer taste even better at “Beer Air”! Enjoy panoramic views of airplanes taking off and landing, whilst sipping a beer on the spacious terrace. Perfect for beer lovers, plane lovers and photographers- watch the the planes take off from the tarmac and hear the sounds of their engines. The garden also faces west, making a spectacular location for sunsets. An afternoon at the Fukuoka Airport Beer Terrace is like taking a trip overseas without leaving Fukuoka! The terrace is connected is part of the remodelled Airport observation deck which is open to all visitors in the afternoon and free of charge!

• 5/15~9/30 *reservations required
• 18:30~21:00
• Closed in case of rain or strong wind
• Adult ¥3,900 / High school/Junior high school student ¥2,000 / Under Primary school age ¥1,000 / Under 3 years free
• 215 seats
• 150 min / All-you-can-eat and drink
• Beer: Asahi, Kirin
• 4F observation deck Fukuoka Airport Terminal 2
• 092-623-0555 (10:00~21:00)
• http://www.fuk-ab.co.jp/topics/beerair/beerair.html


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Hotel Centraza Hakata
Standing apart from Tenjin’s plentiful beer gardens, Hotel Centraza Hakata’s location near Hakata Station makes it unique. The Hotel’s proximity to JR Hakata Station allows beer garden visitors a change of scene and a great view of the brand new station. But that’s not all- visitors to the beer garden can enjoy a range of special offers. Every Monday and Thursday, there are live cooking demonstrations in which chefs prepare steak teppanyaki in front of diners. The specially prepared food features in the buffet for the day. Ladies, bring a bunch of friends, because groups of four or more girls receive a glass of complimentary rosé sparkling wine to enjoy under the stars! Cheers!

• 5/24~9/21 (Open Sun., Public Holidays during July and August only)
• 18:00〜22:00 (L.O 21:30)
• Closed in case of rain
• ¥3,600 (Advance ticket ¥3,200, when purchased before May 31)
• 200 seats
• 90 min / All-you-can-eat and drink
• Beer: Kirin (Ichiban Shibori / Black Beer)
• 12F 4-23 Chuogai, Hakataeki, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka
• 092-461-2101
http://www.centraza.com/ 


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Hotel Okura Fukuoka
With lush greenery and the high windowed walls of the atrium you’ll feel as if you’re outside but still enjoy air-conditioned comfort and protection from the rain. The beer garden is located on the 5th floor of the Hakata Riverain Iniminimanimo complex which is adjoined to the hotel. The menu changes monthly over summer- June offers Italian cuisine, July is Hawaiian and August is Spanish. Enjoy an outdoor atmosphere without fear of rain, and don’t forget to try the Hotel Okura Fukuoka’s original craft beer.

• 6/1~9/8 •except for Sunday in June
• 17:30~22:00(L.O 21:00) *reservation required
• 17:30~20:30 Sun. from July ~ September, and 8/13~8/15
• ¥4,000 (Advance ticket ¥3,700, when purchased before May 31 or until sold out.)
• 250 seats
• 90 min / All-you-can-eat and drink
• Beer: Suntory “The Premium Malt’s” and Hotel Okura Fukuoka original craft beer
• 5F Atrium Garden Iniminimanimo Hakata Riverain 3-1 Shimokawabata-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka
• 092-262-1895 (10:00〜17:00), after 6/1 090-1340-7873(Inquiry time: 17:00〜21:00)
http://www.fuk.hotelokura.co.jp/news/index.php?id=220


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IMS
Every year “NONOBUDOU” and “HAKATA ONO” two popular restaurants located inside IMS collaborate to produce a beer garden. The extensive menu is made to please the ladies, with a delicious and healthy range including homemade food and local vegetables. Enjoy all-you-can-drink Suntory beer in the rooftop garden. During the same period, various restaurants inside IMS will also offer special “beer set” promotions to tie in with the beer garden.

• 5/30~9/2
• 17:00~23:00 (L.O 22:30)
• Closed in case of rain
• Men ¥3,300 / Women ¥2,800
• 90 min / All-you-can-eat and drink
• Beer: Suntory
• Rooftop IMS 1-7-11 Tenjin Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi
• 080-2726-8839


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Sushikou
Sushikou is a well known sushi and seafood restaurant in Fukuoka. The rooftop terrace above the main shop, which is located near the port, is used as a beer garden. The night views of the port area, including the bridge that connects Tenjin to Nishi Park are pretty. Naturally seafood is the speciality, but there’s a full buffet menu to choose from. Take your pick from the buffet, which includes meat, seafood, the popular all-you-can-eat crab, and of course sushi and sashimi.

• Now open
• 17:30〜23:00 (L.O 21:00) (17:30~22:00 during May)
• Men ¥3,600 / Women ¥3,300 / Junior high school student ¥2,500 / Primary school student ¥1,500 / Under 6 years ¥1,000 / Under 3 years Free (no baby chairs)
• 130 seats
• 120 min / All-you-can-eat and drink
• Beer: Kirin (Ichiban Shibori)
• 3F & 4F 2-11-18 Minato, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
• 0120-400-023
http://www.sushiko.com/sky.html 


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World Festival (Beer Garden Tenku)
Enjoy world cuisines and four brands of domestic beer at this open-air rooftop beer garden. Situated above Daimaru, it’s a great place to unwind after shopping and you’ll have great views of the busy Tenjin scenes below. If you don’t drink, choose the non-alcoholic soft drink option (¥2,700~). Every Monday is ladies’ day, women can enjoy all-you-can-eat and drink for just ¥3,000 (save ¥500!).

• 5/14~9/30
• 17:30〜22:00 (L.O 21:30)
• Closed in case of bad weather (storms etc.)
• 260 seats
• 120 min / All-you-can-eat and drink (alcohol and soft drinks)
• Men ¥3,800 / Women ¥3,500 (Advance ticket ¥3,300, until sold out)
• Beer: Asahi, Kirin, Sapporo, Suntory
• 120 min / All-you-can-eat and drink (soft-drinks only)
• No alcohol included: Adult ¥2,700 / Junior High school student ¥2,000 / Primary school student ¥1,000 / Infant ¥500
• 16F Nishinihon Shinbun Kaikan1-4-1 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi
• 092-712-4650
http://www.fukuoka-kokusaihall.co.jp/tenku.shtml


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Mariera
Although not strictly a beer garden, the Mariera restaurant ship gets a special mention on this list for its summer “beer garden” style menu and service. Perfect for those who are after a slightly different, out of the ordinary beer garden experience. Take a seat on a 90 minute “Twilight Cruise” or a 110 minute “Dinner Cruise” and enjoy the laid-back holiday atmosphere, while taking in beautiful views of Fukuoka City. A great place to take friends from out of town!

• 5/5~9/30 *Reservation required 2 days in advance
• Twilight Cruise (17:00~18:30) / Dinner Cruise (19:00~20:50)
•Twilight Cruise operates everyday between 7/21〜8/31, and on weekends and public holidays in Sep.
• Twilight Cruise ¥3,500 / Dinner Cruise ¥4,000 (Advance Dinner Cruise tickets ¥3,500 between 4/9~6/30)
• 40 seats
• All-you-can-drink & one plate food (seafood or meat)
• Beer : Kirin
• Mariera 3F deck
• Ship departs Bayside Hatakta Futo 13-6 Chikkohonmachi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka
• 092-751-7171
http://www.mariera.jp/event/detail.php?id=77 


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Bayside Guinguette
This summer at Bayside Place you can enjoy a European twist on the classic beer garden. In the summertime in France, “Guinguettes” are dance hall pubs that open in the suburbs, full of accordian music, food, drink and dancing. Enjoy cheerful music and European cuisine in Fukuoka, over the illuminated harbor views at Bayside Guinguette. Invite your friends for a drink and a dance!

• 7/21~8/12
• 18:00〜22:00
• 70 seats inside / 50 seats outside (under the tent)
• Small dishes ¥500~
• Beers: Asahi, Sapporo
• Bayside Place 13-6 Chikkohonmachi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka
• 092-281-7701
• http://www.baysideplace.jp/


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Enjoy! And don’t forget- over summer we plan to add to this list, so check back!

-FN

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