Omohara Beer Forest – A Refreshing Summer Beer Terrace with 500yen Craft Beer

Open July 13th to September 8th, 2013


The rooftop garden on top of the Tokyo Plaza building on the corner of Meiji Dori and Omotesando has been converted to a beer terrace until September 8th.  The best thing is, there are no silly all you can drink plans designed to herd you in and then herd you out again.  Instead, the kiosk in the middle of the garden sells 6 varieties of beer for 500yen from Kanagawa based craft brewery Sankt Gallen.


The six varieties are Wheat Ale, Golden Ale, Amber Ale, Orange Ale, Pineapple Ale and Coffee Vanilla Stout.

The terrace is strewn with tables, chairs and loungers. As well as the shade provided by the trees, there is also a cool mist piped over the terrace making it one of the most refreshing places to be in Tokyo this summer.  If you’re too cheap to fork over 500yen for a beer, you can just lounge around for free.

Name: Omohara Beer Forest
Pricing info: Sankt Gallen Craft Beer - 500yen each.
Address: 4-30-3 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Access: Harajuku / Meijijingumae
Business hours: Weekdays 5pm to 9pm, Weekends and Public Holidays 12noon to 9pm

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  • chris

    Stopped by after seeing this post. Great beer with a great atmosphere. Thanks for the suggestion!

  • CS

    I went last Friday. The space is cool – good lighting, chill jazz music, tasty beer. However, around 8:30 or so they cut off the music and started playing an episode of Gossip Girl on a huge TV screen. Turns out AXN is the sponsor, and their contribution to the party (in addition to subsidized beer) is a complimentary episode of Gossip Girl. Totally killed the vibe for us so we bounced. If you don’t mind having to sit through Gossip Girl, it’s a good deal.

    • CheapoGreg

      Apparently they’re showing shows that are nominated for the Emmy Awards. I do remember a wtf moment when they started playing a loud TV program on the big screen but by tat time I’d had already had too many beers to care!