Fukuoka Now Beer Garden Guide 2016

There’s no better way to combat the summer heat than knocking back a few icy cold beers 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 the summer, we plan to add to this list, so check back regularly!

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FUKUOKA BEER GARDEN MAP

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Agora Fukuoka Hilltop Hotel & Spa “Cool & Luxury Beer Garden”
Enjoy a great view of the city from the top of the Agora Fukuoka Hilltop Hotel & Spa. The beer garden’s theme this year is “Cool & Luxury”! The buffet menu offers many kinds of food; chicken confit grilled in charcoal alongside seafood, a gourmet vegetable barbecue, pizza, pasta, chili con carne, fries, salad and desserts. Guests can enjoy draft beer, sparkling wine, cocktails and other soft drinks. Enjoy the twinkling city lights and a glass of Heineken Extra Cold in a luxurious, stylish setting.

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• 4/29 (Fri., Hol.) ~ 10/23 (Sun.)
• 17:30~22:00, 6/1 (Wed.) ~ 9/30 (Fri.); Choose from one of two time slots: 1) 18:00~19:40, 2) 20:10~21:50
• Closed: in case of inclement weather, Jul. 31 ~ Aug. 1
• 100 min. / All-you-can-eat and drink
• Adv. (~ Jun 30): Adult ¥4,500, JHS ~ 19 years: ¥4,000, ES: ¥3,000, 3 ~ 6 y.o.: ¥1,500, 2 y.o. and under: Free
• Door: Adult ¥5,000, JHS ~ 19 years: ¥4,500, ES: ¥3,000, 3 ~ 6 y.o.: ¥1,500, 2 y.o. and younger: Free
• Beer: Heineken Extra Cold
• 184 seats

• Agora Fukuoka Hilltop Hotel & Spa
1-1-33 Terukuni, Chuo-ku
• 092-771-2131
www.agorafukuoka-hilltop.com

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Fukuoka Airport Beer Terrace – Beer Air 2016: Last Flight
Beer Air has become a summer tradition at Fukuoka Airport, but with upcoming construction work, this will be the last Beer Air event to take place on the observation deck. This beer garden is easy to get to by subway (15 min. from the city center), and is great for everyone, not just those traveling through the airport. While most suitable for beer drinkers, Beer Air is appropriate for families and offers a fantastic view of the aeroplanes taking off and landing. Instead of the light jazz or tinkly tunes you usually hear in a bar or restaurant, listen to the rush and roar of airplane engines! Eateries from inside the airport serve a variety of delicious food at the all-you-can-eat buffet (including Gari Gari Kun popsicles!). The beer garden will be open for 127 days. Visit during the day or evening. A group discount is available in the evenings: ¥4,300 per person for groups of 20 or more. Bookings must be made in advance (registration is already open): call by 21:00 the day before for daytime registrations, and by 13:00 the same day for evening registrations. Book now to avoid disappointment! Please note: all seats are non-smoking, closed in case of inclement weather.

Bonus: Fukuoka Now visited Beer Air on its 2016 opening weekend, check out the full report here.

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Evening
• 5/13 (Fri.) ~ 9/6 (Fri.)
• 18:30~21:00
• Closed: in case of inclement weather
• Adult: ¥4,500, JHS and HS: ¥2,100, 4 y.o. ~ ES: ¥1,000, 3 y.o. and younger: Free *All incl. tax
• 150 min. / All-you-can-drink & buffet
• Beer: Asahi, Kirin, Suntory
• 30 kinds of dishes
• 230 seats

Afternoon
• 7/1 (Fri.) ~ 8/31 (Wed.)
• 15:00~17:00
• Closed: in case of inclement weather
• Adult: ¥3,280, JHS and HS: ¥1,500, 4 y.o. ~ ES: ¥780, 3 y.o. and under: Free *All incl. tax
• 120 min. / All-you-can-drink & buffet
• Beer: Asahi, Kirin, Suntory
• 20 ~ 25 kinds of dish
• 200 seats

• 4F observation deck Fukuoka Airport Terminal 2
778-1 Shimousui, Hakata-ku
• 092-623-0555 (10:00~21:00)
NOTE: reservations required before 13:00 on the date you wish to visit
http://www.fuk-ab.co.jp/2016beer_air/

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Tenjin Monolith “Beer Garden”
This beer garden, which is just a three-minute walk north of Tenjin, offers all-you-can-eat barbecue; plus, free prosciutto on rainy days (limited to 5/21 ~ 6/30)! There’ll also be a number of Tenjin Monolith favorites on the all-you-can-eat menu, such as their special curry. There are kids’ menus too, which include pasta and hamburg steak. The drinks menu includes beer, wine, highballs and cocktails. Tenjin Monolith is also the home of Fukuoka’s biggest Canada Day party! This year this Canada-themed blowout will take place on Jul. 1 (Fri.). Find out more here.

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• 5/21 (Sat.) ~ 8/31 (Wed.)
• 5/21 ~ 6/30: 18:30~22:00, 7/1 ~ 8/31: 17:00~22:00 (L.O.: 21:30)
• Closed: ~ end of Jun.: Wed., Sat., Sun., and Hol.; Jul. ~ end of Aug.: every 2nd Wed., Sat., Sun., and Hol.
• Adult ¥4,000 / Child (ES and over) ¥2,000
• All-you-can-eat and drink (120 min.)
• Beer: Kirin
• 70 seats

1-1-12 Nagahama, Chuo-ku
• 092-717-8866
http://restaurant.novarese.jp/tjm/event/

☆Special Offer!☆
Mention Fukuoka Now when making your reservation or show a copy of the magazine for a ¥300 discount/person (adults only)!

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Mariera “Sky Deck Beer Plan”
From Bayside Place, the Mariera restaurant ship offers a cruise through Momochihama, Nokonoshima and Shikanoshima. You can choose between the daily 110-minute “Dinner Cruise” or an even more luxurious 90-minute “Twilight Cruise”, which only operates on the weekends and holidays. The gorgeous views over the bay and fresh sea breeze will surely make it a cruise to remember! The menu includes two hors d’oeuvres plates and a main dish as well as an all-you-can-drink menu that includes draft beer, wine, shochu, whisky, cocktails, orange juice and oolong tea! And for an additional ¥1,000, have as many glasses of sparkling wine as you wish! Enjoy the summer breeze on this wonderful cruise.

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• 6/1 (Wed.) ~ 9/30 (Fri.)
• Twilight Cruise (17:00~18:30): ¥5,300 (operates on Sat., Sun. and Hol. only)
*operates daily between 7/22 and 8/31
• Dinner Cruise (19:00~20:50): ¥5,800 / operates daily
*Adv. Dinner Cruise tickets: ¥5,000 (incl. food and cruise fees, available until Aug. 31)
• All-you-can-drink + two hors d’oeuvres plates + main dish
• Drinks: beer (Kirin (Heartland, black beer), wine, shochu, whisky, cocktails, soft drinks *Add sparkling wine for ¥1,000
• 40 seats max.

• 3F Flying Deck, Mariera
• Board at: Bayside Hakata, 13-6 Chikkohonmachi, Hakata-ku
• 092-751-7171 (reservation: Mon. ~ Sat. 9:30~18:00, Sun. and Hol. 10:30~18:00, required two days in advance!)
http://www.mariera.jp/event/2016/beer.html

☆Special Offer!☆
Mention Fukuoka Now for a free glass of sparkling wine!

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Fukuoka Building Rooftop “Fukubiru Shibafu Beer Garden”
One of Tenjin’s long standing beer gardens, now in its 17th year. Their extensive food menu has 20 different items, including the appropriately named “Genghis Khan” Mongolian barbeque. Guests can taste fresh beer from seven brands including four major manufacturers (Asahi, Kirin, Sapporo and Suntory) and over 100 other drinks with absolutely no time limit. There’s also no need to worry about rain; part of the beer garden is covered by a huge marquee! Those with an advance ticket will be seated faster. Adults can show their e-money card (e.g. Nimoca) for a discount!

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• 5/20 (Fri.) ~ 9/30 (Fri.)
• 17:30~22:00 (L.O.: 21:30)
• Closed: in case of inclement weather, Sun., Hol. in May, Jun. & Sep., 8/13 ~ 8/15
• Male ¥3,800 / Female ¥3,600 / HS & JHS ¥2,000 / ES ¥1,000 (under ES: Free) (Adult ¥3,500 when you show your e-money card, e.g. Nimoca)
• All you can eat and drink *no time limit
• Beer: Asahi, Kirin, Sapporo, Suntory
• 500 seats

• Fukuoka Building Rooftop
Fukuoka Building, 1-11-17 Tenjin, Chuo-ku
• 092-726-8000 (13:00 ~ 21:00, excl. closed days)
http://www.nishitetsu-plaza.co.jp

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Hotel Centraza Hakata “Hotebia Hakata’s Oasis”
Just a one-minute walk from Hakata Station Chikushi-guchi exit. This beer garden is up on the rooftop (12th floor), and offers fantastic views over Hakata and the bullet trains coming and going from the station. Choose from over 40 different Hakata specialties, including motsunabe (offal hotpot)! Hotebia (Hotel + beer) Hakata’s Oasis is rather unique amongst beer gardens, as the chefs will play with your food, cooking teppanyaki (cuisine cooked on a big hot iron grill) in front of you with theatrical flair. Teppanyaki steak and seafood will be served Monday to Thursday while yaki-spaghetti (a more European take on the yakisoba offered at many of Fukuoka’s yatai) will be served over the weekends. If you like shochu, make sure you come on one of the special shochu days (6/15, 7/6, 7/20, 8/3, 8/17, 9/7). If you reserve as a female group of four or more, you will each get a glass of sparkling rosé wine for free!

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• 5/9 (Mon.) ~ 9/30 (Fri.)
• 17:30~22:00 (L.O.: 21:30)
• Closed: in case of inclement weather, Sun. & Hol. in May, Jun. & Sep., 8/13 ~ 8/15
• Adult ¥3,980 (Adv.: ¥3,500, when purchased before May 31) / HS and JHS ¥2,680 / 4y.o. ~ ES ¥1,680
• All-you-can-eat and drink (90 min., 40 kinds)
• Beer: Kirin (Ichiban Shibori / Black Beer)
• 210 seats

Hotel Centraza Hakata 12F, 4-23 Hakataeki-chuogai, Hakata-ku
• 092-461-2101 (10:00~19:00)
http://www.centraza.com/event/beergarden/

☆Special Offer!☆
Adults who mention Fukuoka Now upon making reservations get a discount! (Only ¥3,600, instead of ¥3,980) (Valid until end of June)

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HOTEL IL PALAZZO “American Beer Hall”
Each year, Hotel Il Palazzo picks a different theme for its beer garden, and this year is (drumroll, please): “fashionable American gourmet”. With “healthy” portions, as well as healthy vegan menus of the kind trending amongst celebrities, guests can choose from a wide selection of dishes. Try their “American-style” meat-packed dishes, jambalaya, NY non-boiled bagels and bagel french toast. There are 70 kinds of drink on the nomihoudai (all-you-can-drink) menu, including beer, wine and cocktails. Prove that you’re top dog by acing the hot dog eating contest, or smash (or envelop or slice) the competition in the rock-paper-scissors contest.

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• 7/19 (Tue.) ~ 9/3 (Sat.)
• 18:00~22:00 (L.I.: 21:00)
• Closed: Sun.
• All-you-can-eat and drink (90 min.)
• Adult: ¥4,500 (Adv. ¥4,000 (available until 7/18)) / Child: ¥1,500 (Incl. tax)

3-13-1 Haruyoshi, Chuo-ku
• 092-716-3334
http://www.ilpalazzo.jp/

☆Special Offer!☆
Mention Fukuoka Now and get a ¥500 discount! Offer applies to adults only.

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IMS “Beer & Highball Sky Garden 2016”
This beer garden is the result of collaboration between “Nonobudo” and “Hakata Ono”, two popular restaurants here in Fukuoka. Lively atmosphere and located right in the heart of the city, this place has 30 drinks on offer, some of which are rather unusual and exciting: fruit jar cocktails, cocktails which use collagen and the new “gintoni”, a gin and tonic made with freshly squeezed lemon and spices (such as black pepper). Going on your birthday or another special occasion? Order a special dessert plate with tasty treats made by different patisseries (order separately).

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• 5/30 (Mon.) ~ 9/19 (Mon.)
• 17:00 ~ 23:00 (L.O.: 23:00)
• Closed: in case of rain, 6/21 (Tue.)
• Men: ¥4,200 / Women ¥4,000 / HS and JHS ¥2,000 / ES ¥1,200 / 4 y.o. ~ 6 y.o. ¥500 (3 y.o. and younger: Free)
• All-you-can-eat and drink (90 min.)
*¥500 per 30-min. extension
• Beer: Suntory Premium Malt, Heineken
• 156 seats

• Tenjin IMS Rooftop Sky Garden
1-7-11 Tenjin Chuo-ku
• 080-3570-2701 (12:00~23:00)
http://www.ims.co.jp/special/2016skygarden/

☆Fukuoka Now Readers’ Giveaway!
Show a copy of the Fukuoka Now magazine for a ¥500 discount per person! (Valid until Jun. 30)

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The Garden
Whether it’s sunny or rainy, you can enjoy The Garden’s indoor beer garden. The Garden is a stylish, ivy-covered building in the middle of Tenjin and is a perfect place for a beer with friends. After kicking the night off with some drinks, Latin American dishes such as the popular dish churrasco (Brazilian barbecue), and Moqueca (Brazilian fish stew) on rice and Peruvian ceviche (fresh raw fish marinated in citrus juices) will be served one after another throughout the evening. Not much of a beer person? The all-you-can-drink menu includes tropical cocktails!

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• 6/24 (Fri.) ~ 8/31 (Wed.)
• 17:00~23:00 (L.O.: 21:00) *can still order bar food after 21:00
• Closed: Never
• Adult ¥4,500 / ES & JHS ¥3,500
• All-you-can-drink (90 min.) *120 min. limit at the table
• Latin American food assortment included (appetizer, main dish (churrasco), Brazilian curry, Moqueca rice, dessert)
• Beer: Suntory
• 70 seats

• The Garden
1F Dayton Building, 2-4-5 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
• 092-717-8778
http://thegarden.co.jp/

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Feel the ocean breeze on your face as you tuck into blowfish and beer! For a limited time only, enjoy fuku (blowfish, “fugu” in Japanese, but pronounced “fuku” here) on the boardwalk of Bayside Place Hakata. At this annual summer event you can try 15 different fuku dishes, including various fuku dishes produced by Fukuoka’s popular long-standing fuku restaurant “Hakata Izumi”. Enjoy three different flavors of fried fuku: seasoned with salt, soy sauce or spicy miso. The new a la carte menu includes fuku seafood chijimi (Korean pancakes) and fuku seafood yaki udon.

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• 6/3 (Fri.) ~ 7/18 (Mon., Hol.)
• Weekdays: 18:00~22:00, Sat., Sun. & Hol.: 11:00~22:00 (L.O.: 21:00)
• Closed: Never
• ¥6,480
• All-you-can-drink (120 min.) with course menu (select from fuku course or BBQ course)
Fuku course: fried fuku (3 kinds), foil-grilled soft roe, blowfish rice
BBQ course: fried fuku (3 kinds), meat sampler (short ribs, sirloin, offal etc.) etc.
• Beer: Sapporo
• Approx. 70 seats

• Seaside Event Space, Bayside Place Hakata
13-6 Chikkohonmachi, Hakata-ku
• 092-281-7701
http://www.baysideplace.jp/event/dtl/20160603_01.php

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Bayside Guinguette 2016
This summer at Bayside Place you can enjoy a classic buffet-style beer garden by the sea. Drawing its inspiration from the old guingettes of Paris (restaurants and bars which hosted performers, usually located along the river), the theme of this bayside river garden is “Entertainment”. In accordance with the theme, this year there will be a new stage, the “Bayside Stage”, where you can catch carefully selected performances. There’s a beer hall, where you can enjoy a course of fine dishes and all you can drink (and some performances), and a BBQ terrace, where there’s Italian-style barbecue and unlimited drinks. Enjoy a beer, delicious food and the view of the harbor’s lights reflected in the sea.

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• 7/22 (Fri.) ~ 8/31 (Wed.)
• 18:00~22:00
• Closed: Never
• Adv. ¥4,000, Door ¥4,500
• Beer hall: Course menu with all-you-can-drink (2 hrs., incl. a la carte)
• BBQ terrace: Italian BBQ with all-you-can-drink (2 hrs., cancelled in case of rainy weather)

13-6 Chikkohonmachi, Hakata-ku
• 092-281-7701
http://www.baysideplace.jp/event/calendar/

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Originally written in May 2016.
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NOTE: The information presented here was gathered and summarized by the Fukuoka Now staff. While we have done our best to check for accuracy, there might be errors and details may have changed. If you notice any errors or changes, please contact us. This report was originally written in May 2016.

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