Baird Harajuku Taproom

Mayor: willisread (2) | Taps: 17 | Bottles: Sometimes
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
ultimatepoche  (63) Lille, France | May 13, 2013
I really loved this place, went there three times during my trip in tokyo; bartenders are great, advices are good, food is nice. Baird Beers are awesome... whatís not to love there? Iíll be back for more as soon as possible.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
JapanTony  (144) , Japan | March 6, 2012| Updated November 21, 2013
Nice intimate place at the end of an alley, just 5 min from Harajuku station. Nombei card gets you 12 pints for the price of ten, so good if you are a local or with a group. Good selection of excellent Baird beer. Food menu is limited but what we had was pretty tasty.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
SweetHorizon  (13) , New Zealand | November 28, 2011
Cool place in a awesome suburb. I love Harajuku. The Harajuku ale, I loved it Edamame was nice, not the way we serve it over here, but when in Japan.. Cool place, a good respite from the madness of the streets.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken  (346) Tokyo, Japan | October 30, 2011| Updated February 1, 2013
Really nice place. Decor is all wood with a few tables and lots of bench seating. Atmosphere was good when it was busy and also when it was quieter. Service was great and the staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Food great too, and plenty of stuff for veggies. They had 15 kegs and 2 cask going when we visited, naturally all Baird. If you are going to have a few ask for the nonbei card and you will get 12 for the price of 10. We spent a fortune here, but the prices are not excessively higher than other places. Just couldnít stop eating and drinking. Will definitely be going back.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
jonno  (134) , Japan | September 29, 2011
Solid little Izakaya like place. Easy to find just to the left of the main street in Harajuku when you get off the train. No guest taps. Lots of wood, like the Naka meguro location, but not as caverous and therefore more intimate. Good stop if you wanna check out the crazy that is Harajuku.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
OneBrewru  (2) , Japan | April 15, 2011
Bairdís is one of my favorite brew-haunts in Tokyo. The place itself is small but nice. It has a smooth, traditional izakaya style wood-paneled bar. All the seats and tables are also made out of richly colored wood. It looks pretty slick. The service is great. The bartender is good at both Japanese and English. He is extremely knowledgeable about beer and all around seems like a nice guy. Food gets to your spot promptly, and good recommendations are offered when requested. The selection is great. Anywhere from 12-17 beers are available on tap, with 2 on the hand pump. The food is traditional izakaya fare, with most items costing about 500Y (6 bucks in todays market). Everything Iíve had has been tasty. All in all, the pints are a bit pricey (1000Y). However, you donít get that much microbrew in Tokyo and the food is cheap. Iíll support them without a second thought.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Theis  (115) Frederiksberg, Denmark | August 13, 2010| Updated October 30, 2010
Donít beleve the picture. Itís a bit hard to find, the streets around are a bit dark (at night !!!). But nice place. Only beers from Baird - good snack food selection. Nice / pleasant service
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty  (674) Kyoto, Japan | February 20, 2010
Nice wood interior like Bairdís other Taprooms. Was pretty dead when I went in, so maybe I canít judge well. Selection decent, though somehow not quite as good as Nakameguro. Seems very competent, though.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
TimE  (318) Tokyo, Japan | August 8, 2009| Updated September 6, 2009
Was there for pre-opening night, so need to come back on a regular night to get a better feel and will change rating at that time. In comparison with the Nakameguro Taproom, it is cozier, darker and more comfortable with not as many taps. The focus here is also on Yakitori (skewered meat) and on traditional Japanese food. No Western food is available as far as I know. 15 taps and two handpumps. From Harajuku station, take the Takeshita Dori exit. Walk down Takeshita Dori and hang the first left past MacDonalds. Walk down the street to the very end and it is on the right side of the street on the 2nd floor. Update: Went back, but didnít try the food. What I didnít realize the first time is the acoustics are really bad. Even when only half full it is really loud and you can hear conversations across the room

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