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Fukuoka Now Beer Garden Guide 2018

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 smooth and 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!

Agora Fukuoka Hilltop Hotel & Spa “Cool & Luxury Beer Garden”

Located in a residential area of Fukuoka but only minutes by taxi from Tenjin, Agora Fukuoka Hilltop Hotel & Spa’s “Cool & Luxury” beer garden offers a fantastic view of the city. The buffet menu features a wide variety of dishes including steak-size beef and pork, seafood, and vegetables which you grill on your own. Enjoy bagna freida (made with Fukuoka-sourced vegetables and dip), handmade pickles and various finger food, too. You can also order cheese fondue sauce and grilled abalone in soy sauce and butter as options. Enjoy the twinkling city lights and a glass of Heineken Extra Cold in a luxurious, stylish setting.

Photo: Agora Fukuoka Hilltop Hotel & Spa

• 4/21 (Sat.) ~ 10/28 (Sun.)
• 18:00~22:00 (*split into two times during busy days on Fri., Sat., Sun., and hol.: 18:00~, 20:10~)
• Closed: 8/1 (Wed.), 8/2 (Thu.), reserved events. May also be closed or business hours may be shortened in case of inclement weather
• All-you-can-eat and drink (100 min.)
• Adult: ¥5,800, JHS ~ under 20 y.o.: ¥5,300, ES: ¥3,300, 3 y.o. ~ under ES: ¥1,500, under 3 y.o.: free
• Drinks: Heineken Extra Cold, Kirin Ichiban Shibori, frozen beer, stout (black beer), sparkling wine, wine, shochu, Kirin Zero Ichi (alcohol-free beer), drip coffee, soft drinks, etc.
• 180 seats

Garden Restaurant k, Agora Fukuoka Hilltop Hotel & Spa
1-1-33 Terukuni, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
092-771-2131 (reservations recommended)

Harbor Village “Go Go! BBQ”

Take in a splendid panoramic view of Hakata Bay on this 1,500-square meter wide deck and enjoy a leisurely barbecue against the background of a sunset or summer sky. Choose from over 40 varieties of drinks, and if the timing is right you might even get an Instagrammable shot of your glasses clinking while a beautiful cruise ship passes by!

Photo: Harbor Village

• 5/3 (Thu.) ~ 10/31 (Wed.) *reservation required in Sep. ~ Oct.
• 17:00~22:00, Jul. ~ Aug.: 18:00~22:00 (last entry 20:00, L.O.: food 21:00, drink 21:30),
• Closed: irregular, reserved events
• Harbor Set: ¥2,260 (incl. all-you-can-drink: ¥3,880), Premium Set: ¥3,340 (incl. all-you-can-drink: ¥4,960), all-you-can-drink only: ¥1,620 (90 min.)
• Drinks: The Premium Malts, highball, wine, cocktails, shochu, alcohol-free cocktails, soft drinks, and more (total of 50 varieties)

Harbor Village, 3F Hakata Port International Terminal
14-1 Okihama-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka

☆Special Offer!☆
Mention “Fukuoka Now” and get an extra 30 minutes! (120 min total)

Herb Dining Jurer

Relax at the open-air garden of the Nishitetsu Grand Hotel with a glass of cold beer. Located on the 5th floor rooftop, it’s surrounded by greenery and is beautifully illuminated during summer nights. Choose from the Jurer Plan in which chef’s specials are served on Arita-yaki ceramics, the Party Plan which offers glamorous hotel dishes, or the Champagne Grand Rich Plan which offers three special dishes perfectly paired with champagne. You can enjoy all-you-can-drink for two hours no matter which plan you choose.

Photo: Nishitetsu Grand Hotel

• 5/7 (Mon.) ~ 9/29 (Sat.)
• 18:00~22:00 (L.O.: 21:30)
• Closed: in case of inclement weather, Sun., hol., Obon period (8/12 ~ 8/15)
• Jurer Plan and Party Plan: ¥6,000/person, Champagne Grand Rich Plan: ¥12,000/person
• All-you-can-drink (120 min.)
• Drinks: draft beer, sparkling wine, wine, cocktails, alcohol-free cocktails, soft drinks, and more
• Reservation required

Hoshizora Garden Herb Dining Jurer, Nishitetsu Grand Hotel
2-6-60 Daimyo, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
092-753-7327 (for reservations)

Hotel Centraza Hakata “Hotebia Kyushu Marugoto Tabetsukushi”

Just a one-minute walk from Hakata Station Chikushi-guchi Exit. This beer garden is on the 12th floor rooftop of Hotel Centraza and offers fantastic views of the Hakata nightscape and the bullet trains coming and going from the station. This year enjoy an all-Kyushu buffet menu with dishes from each prefecture on offer. The all-you-can-drink list includes taruzume sour, stout beer, and craft beer. If you like shochu, make sure you come on one of the special shochu days (6/6, 6/20, 7/4, 7/18, 8/1, 8/22, 9/5, and 9/19) where shochu is served ice cold in one-of-a-kind earthenware jars. If you reserve as a group of four or more women, you will each get a glass of sparkling rosé wine for free! Their original beer cocktail is also a must-try.

Photo: Hotel Centraza Hakata

• 5/9 (Wed.) ~ 9/30 (Sun.)
• Weekdays: 17:30~22:00, Sat.: 17:00~22:00 (L.O.: 21:30)
• Closed: in case of inclement weather, Sun., hol. (open during Jul. & Aug. hol.), Obon period (8/13 ~ 8/15)
• Adult: ¥3,980, HS and JHS: ¥2,680, 4y.o. ~ ES ¥1,680 (tax incl.)
• All-you-can-eat and drink (90 min.)
• Drinks: Beer, stout beer, craft beer, Yonayona Ale, shochu, cocktails
• 210 seats

12F Hotel Centraza Hakata
4-23 Hakataeki-chuogai, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka
092-461-2101 (10:00~19:00)

Crowne Café Beer Terrace

Enjoy a cool summer breeze together with a glass of beer here at this city hotel conveniently near Hakata Station. Over 30 dishes are served fresh from their open kitchen, including tortilla, ajillo, piping hot pizza, and more. For drinks, enjoy different varieties of beer (including well-known international brands), whisky, and cocktails. Indoor and outdoor seating available.

Photo: ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Fukuoka

• 5/7 (Mon.) ~ 9/28 (Fri.) *open on weekdays only
• 17:30~22:00, Fri., Jul. & Aug.: 17:30~19:30 and 20:00~22:00
• Closed: never (rain or shine)
• Adult: ¥6,000, E.S.: ¥3,500
• Drinks: Beer (Asahi Super Dry, Asahi Black, Guinness and other imported brands), Black Nikka freezing highball, whisky, wine, shochu, cocktails, soft drinks, and more
• Reservation via phone
• Approx. 118 seats

Crowne Cafe Beer Terrace, ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Fukuoka
3-3-3 Hakata-ekimae, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka

IMS Beer Garden 2018

This year’s theme is “Stylish & Modern”, with VIP and couple seating areas, and a new standing bar area. Great for celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, or any occasion! The buffet menu is a collaboration between “Nonobudo” and “Hakata Ono”, two popular restaurants in Fukuoka. Enjoy healthy dishes using lots of vegetables as well as special dishes with wild boar and other meats, and cheese dak-galbi (spicy Korean stir-fried chicken). Other food on offer include smoked meats and spicy, ethnic dishes such as Indonesian-style yakisoba with meat offals and Thai-style salad with noodles.

• 5/10 (Thu.) ~ 9/8 (Thu.)
• Mon. ~ Sat.: 17:00 ~ 23:00 (L.O.: 22:30)
• Closed: when IMS Bldg. is closed (never in Jul. ~ Sep.) *in case of rain, those with reservations will be seated the Hakata Ono (13F), Nonobudo (13F), or Basement Sea Garden Ono (B1F)
• Seated: ¥3,300 (add ¥500 for VIP seating or couple seating), Standing: ¥2,000
• Seated: All-you-can-eat and drink (90 min.), Standing: all-you-can-eat with drink tickets
• Drinks: draft beer, highball, wine, cocktails, shochu, soft drinks, and more (total of 100 varieties)
• Approx. 195 seats

Tenjin IMS Rooftop Sky Garden
1-7-11 Tenjin Chuo-ku
090-6560-2703 (reservation: 12:00~23:00)

Nishinippon Shimbun Kaikan Rooftop “Tenjin Sky Beer Terrace”

Enjoy a frosty glass of beer at the highest beer garden in Tenjin! The “Tenjin Sky Beer Terrace” is located on the cafe terrace-style rooftop of Nishinippon Shimbun Kaikan. The theme of this year’s beer garden is “Beer & Hawaiian”. Guests can enjoy over 25 dishes including beef teppanyaki steak, garlic shrimp, kelp salad, loco moco and more Hawaiian dishes and snacks that pair well with beer! And choose from over 50 varieties of drinks from draft beer and sparkling wine to nihonshu, taruzume sour, soft drinks and more. There are several different types of discount tickets (see below for details), so there’s no excuse not to go enjoy a beer with a view!

Photo: Tenjin Sky Hall

• 5/11 (Fri.) ~ 10/7 (Sun.)
• 17:00~22:00 (L.O.: food 21:30, drink 21:45)
• Closed: in case of inclement weather
• Adv.: adult ¥3,900, Door: adult ¥4,300, HS and JHS ¥2,700, 4 y.o. ~ ES ¥1,600, under 4 y.o. free,
• Early discount (enter ~17:30): ¥3,600, Ladies’ discount (every Tue.): ¥3,600
• All-you-can-eat and drink (120 min.)
• Drinks: Four brands of draft beer (9 varieties), sparkling wine, red wine, white wine, rose wine, taruzume sour, highball, cocktails, nihonshu, shochu, soft drinks, alcohol-free beer

17F Nishinippon Shimbun Kaikan Rooftop
Nishinippon Shimbun Kaikan, 1-4-1 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka

☆Special Offer!☆
Mention “Fukuoka Now” when you buy tickets at the door and get a ¥400 discount per adult!

Mariera “Hawaiian Beer Cruise”

Departing from Bayside Place, the Mariera restaurant ship takes passengers on a cruise of Hakata Bay with views of Momochihama, Nokonoshima and Shikanoshima. Enjoy summer night skies and a cool sea breeze on the open deck. This year’s theme is “Hawaiian” and entertainment includes hula and Tahitian dances as well as a live Hawaiian band. Hawaiian dishes such as snow crab, lomi-lomi salmon, shrimp pilaf and other special seafood dishes are on offer. Try an original Hawaiian cocktail, too!

Photo: Mariera

• 7/1 (Sun.) ~ 9/30 (Sun.)
• Dinner Cruise: 19:00~21:10
• ¥7,500/person (incl. 4 seafood dishes and free drinks)
• Drinks: Brooklyn Lager beer, original cocktails, red wine, white wine, whisky, soft drinks, and more
• 40 seats max.
• Reservation required (at least two days in advance)

Solaria Resort Ship Mariera
• Board at: Bayside Place Hakata, 13-6 Chikkohonmachi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka
092-751-7171 (reservation: Mon. ~ Sat. 9:30~18:00, Sun. and hol. 10:30~18:00, *required at least two days in advance)

Hotel Il Palazzo “Resort Gourmet Beer Hall”

Each year, Hotel Il Palazzo picks a different theme for its beer garden, and this year is (drumroll, please): “World Gourmet Beer Hall”. Enjoy over 30 dishes including bagna cauda, tortilla, paella, roast chicken, and other food made with lemon and fresh herbs and more. Reservations for 20 guests or more will be treated to a huge Diamond Head kakigori, a colorful and fruity shaved ice dessert. Check out their daily specials too. Mondays: an extra 30 minutes of all-you-can-eat and drink, Wednesdays: all-you-can-drink sparkling wine for ladies, Thursdays: all-you-can-drink shochu (10 specially-selected varieties). If you’re a party of fifteen or more, you might consider renting a private party space on the outdoor terrace of the hotel for two hours at ¥5,000 per person.

Photo: Hotel Il Palazzo

• 7/9 (Mon.) ~ 9/1 (Sat.)
• 18:00~22:00 (last entry: 21:00)
• Closed: Sun.
• All-you-can-eat and drink (90 min.)
• Adult (JHS and above): ¥4,500, child (ES): ¥1,500, under ES: free
• Drinks: Kirin Ichiban Shibori, beer cocktails, shochu (imo, barley, rice, buckwheat), cocktails (33 varieties), mocktails (10 varieties), self-served wine buffet (18 varieties), detox water, and more
• 200 seats max.

Hotel Il Palazzo
3-13-1 Haruyoshi, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka

☆Special Offer!☆
Mention Fukuoka Now and get a ¥500 discount!

Fukuoka Building Rooftop “Fukubiru Shibafu Beer Garden”

This is one of Tenjin’s longest standing, open-air and grass lawn beer gardens, now in its final year. Their extensive food menu boasts 20 different items, including the appropriately named “Genghis Khan” Mongolian barbeque. Guests can enjoy nine brands of draft beer from four major brewers (Asahi, Kirin, Sapporo and Suntory) and approximately 100 other drinks. Every night, enjoy watching teppanyaki cooked with fresh onions and wild boar meat from Hita, Oita.

• 5/8 (Tue.) ~ 9/15 (Sat.)
• 17:30~22:00 (L.O.: 21:30)
• Closed: in case of inclement weather, Sun., hol. (open during Jul. & Aug. hol.), Obon period (8/13 ~ 8/15)
• Adv.: adult ¥3,700, Door: adult ¥3,900, HS & JHS ¥2,000, ES ¥1,000, free for under ES (*Adult ¥3,700 when you show your e-money card, e.g. Nimoca)
• All you can eat and drink (no time limit)
• Drinks: draft beer (Asahi, Kirin, Sapporo, Suntory), highball, chuhai, and many other drinks, including wine and more.
• 450 seats

Fukuoka Building Rooftop
Fukuoka Building, 1-11-17 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
092-726-8000 (for reservations, 13:00 ~ 21:00, excl. closed days)


Originally written in May 2016, updated in June 2018.
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Food & Drink
Fukuoka Prefecture
Published: Jun 26, 2018 / Last Updated: Sep 17, 2020

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