Unique Drinking Experiences in Harajuku

Updated November 8, 2019 | by Chad A. Thiele, 23 year veteran of Tokyo.

Harajuku isn’t just for trendy street girl fashion. There are some unique local drinking establishments too. Here are a few to whet your tongue.

Baird Beer Taproom

Baird Beer Taproom

This is a traditional style Japanese yakitori-izakaya style pub.

Meaning that this is a great place to get an ice-cold, in-house crafted beer that is full of flavor while you snack on yakitori rice bowls. 

Owned by a husband and wife team, it is their mission to produce the most flavorful beer with character and dignity.

They speak excellent English and want to make sure you have an outstanding time there. 

It’s a great place to start or end your day 

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Rock Bar Half Moon

This is a great little bar that plays 70’s and 80’s music and serves hard liquor, not those fancy cocktails. 

It’s a place to go to feel like you are at your local pub with your dearest friends and perfect if you are looking for a good stiff drink to end your night. 

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If you are needing something a little more familiar to you, then try Hub. It’s like a sports bar, but without the sports. 

The look is a traditional English pub and serves a wide range of beer, cocktails, and food. 

If you are here with your family, it’s a great place to go and enjoy a good drink and a late-night snack.

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