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Top 5 Beer Gardens in Osaka

2016.07.21

Writer name : o-dat

A string of beer gardens keep on opening in Osaka! When you get tired after walking around for sightseeing, quench your thirst with a cold glass of beer in a place with an open feeling. Here are five recommended beer gardens in Osaka.

1. Umehan Beer Garden Marche – Drink in style!

Mounted every year at the 13th floor rooftop of Hankyu Umeda Main Branch that is directly linked to the JR Osaka Station, the Umehan Beer Garden Marche is a beer garden that has created quite a sensation for its stylish atmosphere that was achieved from the wood deck and greenery, and for its select food offerings under the theme “Marche of the World.”
It works on a system wherein you pay 3,980 JPY (incl. tax) to eat and drink everything you want for 120 minutes (90 minutes for the drinks). The drinks in the bottomless bar are not limited to beer, as they have about 50 drinks available for you, including wine, cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks. Together with healthy appetizers and tapas that go well with alcohol, and seasonal food menus such as world buffet stands with American (April 20 – June 30), Asian (July 1 – August 31) and European (September 1 – October 10) themes, this beer garden has an extensive and colorful menu that you will not get enough of. The Umehan Beer Garden Marche is recommended to people who want to enjoy delicious beers and tasty food while watching people dancing or singing on the stage!
Operation period in 2016: April 20 (Wed.) – October 10 (Mon.)
・120-minute eat-all-you-can buffet (90 minutes for drinks): 3,980 JPY (incl. tax)
・Discount for latecomers (when used beyond 8:30 pm): 3,680 JPY (incl. tax)
・Standing plan (reservations unavailable): 2,000 JPY (incl. tax)


1. Umehan Beer Garden Marche – Drink in style!


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2. Hankyu Top Beer Garden – Eat and drink all you can without a time limit!

Hankyu Top Beer Garden, which is held at the rooftop of the building that is directly connected to Hankyu’s Umeda Station, is a large-scale beer garden that runs on the concept of “enjoying the outdoors in the city.” It is in a prime location with an open feeling where you can watch a Ferris wheel and the Osaka cityscape below. Enjoy the all-you-can-eat buffet for 4,000 JPY without worrying about any time limits! Hankyu Top Beer Garden is recommended to those who want to enjoy eating and drinking in a beer garden in a relaxed fashion.
Here, you can have as much as you want from about 40 types of drinks, including beer, cocktail, shochu, and Japanese sake, and food that is made outdoors. They have a wide array of dishes in store for you, such as food items that are grilled right in front of your eyes, risotto with whole chicken cooked in a Dutch oven, and kiln-baked pizza with lots of cheese. Once you taste the hotdog made from sausage grilled by the chef in front of you and some thickly sliced ham, you will get addicted! A must-see is the performance of the chef as he piles up the financier on the firewood, gets a small fire blazing and then cooks as if he is in a campfire.
Operation period in 2016: April 28 (Thurs.) – September 25 (Sun.)
・General admission: 4,000 JPY, Children (4 years old to elementary school): 2,000 JPY


2. Hankyu Top Beer Garden – Eat and drink all you can without a time limit!


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3. Riverside Beer Garden NEW YORK BBQ – Enjoy the river view!

The Italian restaurant Bacaro BACCAGIO, which is located on the riverside that is overflowing with an open feeling, sets up the beer garden Riverside Beer Garden NEW YORK BBQ during summer at its 2nd floor terrace. Here, you can enjoy the beer garden with the NEW YORK BBQ Plan (with free drink) (*reservation required). With the 1/4-Pound Smoked Pork, a dish of pork ribs seasoned with smoked salt, at the center of its menu, this beer garden serves a total of nine courses such as grilled onions, tortilla, French fries, and baked cheese risotto, along with a bottomless bar with about 100 types of drinks. You can have as as much draft beer and highballs from the self-serve bar as you want! They also have wine, shochu, cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks, so everybody can make merry while drinking! Now, how about getting a drink of beer on the riverside where the breeze is so nice?

Operation period in 2016: April 28 (Thurs.) – September 25 (Sun.)
・ Riverside Beer Garden NEW YORK BBQ Plan (with free drink) for the summer only
*Reservation required
・Price per person: 3,900 JPY (incl. tax), Elementary school children: 2,000 JPY (incl. tax), Children younger than elementary school age: Free


3. Riverside Beer Garden NEW YORK BBQ – Enjoy the river view!


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4. Suntory Rooftop Beer Garden - Drop in anytime!

Just about a five minute walk away from the subway Nishi-Umeda Station, Suntory Rooftop Beer Garden is the beer garden that is run by Suntory, Japan’s representative manufacturer of liquors, beer and soft drinks, on the rooftop of its headquarters. Here, you can enjoy Suntory’s bestseller draft beer, The Premium Malts (400ml medium-size mug: 580 JPY (excl. tax)), which is known for its strong aroma and rich taste. The taste of beer that you get to drink right at this place is simply exceptional! Together with your beer, savor the complete menu of filling dishes such as Rib Roast Steak (1,980 JPY (excl. tax)) and the Specialty Fresh Lamb Genghis Khan (1,680 JPY (excl. tax) per person)). Many of your usual beer gardens only offer all-you-can-eat/drink courses, but here at Suntory Rooftop Beer Garden, you can order beers and dishes ala carte, so feel free to come here anytime!

Operation period in 2016: May 6 (Fri.) – September 21 (Wed.)
・Garden All-Star Course (with free drink): 4,000 JPY (incl. tax)
*Reservation required for 3 persons and more
・Lamb Genghis Khan Course (with free drink): 5,000 JPY (incl. tax)
*Reservation required for 3 persons and more
・Beer Festa Course (with free drink): 4,500 JPY (incl. tax)
*Reservation required for 3 persons and more


4. Suntory Rooftop Beer Garden - Drop in anytime!


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5. Aloha Hawaiian BBQ Beer Garden – Get a resort vibe!

The Hawaiian-themed Aloha Hawaiian BBQ Beer Garden is held on the 6th floor of Matsuzakaya’s Takatsuki branch. It has become popular for its open-air space where guests get to enjoy the ambience of Hawaii, considered to be the resort of the South, and Hawaiian food. Hula and Tahitian dance shows are also held on the weekends, giving you a taste of a resort atmosphere in the middle of the city. They have an extensive lineup of ala carte dishes and course menus. Within its menu, the Hawaiian BBQ Set (2,300 JPY (incl. tax)), a set that comes with Teriyaki Chicken, Chili Garlic Pork, Smoky BBQ Beef and other meat dishes, together with salad, bottomless French fries, edamame (green soybeans) and shaved ice, is highly recommended. For people who plan to drink a lot of beer, just add 1,500 JPY (incl. tax) to the price of this set to upgrade to all-you-can-drink service (reservation required for parties with two or more people). Go to this beer garden and enjoy the hot summer days of Japan with a colorful tropical cocktail or beer in one hand!
Operation period in 2016: May 20 (Fri.) – September 11 (Sun.)


5. Aloha Hawaiian BBQ Beer Garden – Get a resort vibe!


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Osaka is filled with shops and stores where you can enjoy beer gardens, which have become one of Japan’s summer traditions. How about checking out one of these beer gardens even just once? It would be best, though, to make a reservation ahead of time as these places are almost always packed.

*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.

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