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Beer Available At Nakameguro Taproom / Baird Brewery (arranged by most recent)
Ushi-Tora 13: to Go Rauch x Kolsch Hybrid , Baird Teutonic Ale , Baird Fest Lager , Baird Suruga Bay Imperial IPA 96, Baird Shotgun Wedding Black Bay Imperial IPA , Yorocco Hiromi Sama , Yorocco Love Spank , Yorocco Love Juice , Baird Shuzenji Heritage Helles 43, Baird Dougís Belly , Baird Rainy Season Black Ale 83, Stillwater Stateside Saison 97, Baird Four Sisters Spring Bock 53, Baird ISP (Ikebukuro Sunshine St.) Pale Ale , Baird Love Potion Lager , Baird Luck of the Irish Red Ale , Baird Second Strike Apple Ale 44, Baird Saison Sayuri 77, Baird Morning Coffee Stout 91, Baird Nakameguro Bitter Batch 21
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JapanTony (92) , Japan | July 16, 2009
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
As others have said, you go here for the beer. Best selection of Baird in Tokyo, which means a lot of fine choices, and with the drink card it works out to 750/pint, much better than the usual 1,000 in the rest of Tokyo.
However, there is room for improvement regarding the service. The food selection is fair, but small plates leave you hungry. Better to get dinner elsewhere.
buzzoven (4) , Japan | February 11, 2009
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
I have been here once and still not sure what to make of it. For starters, the place is located in a business mall district (which is probably great for business but deducts massive points for atmosphere). The place is brand new so it really doesnít have that broken in feeling. Thereís no blood on the walls yet. The beer selection is...well, itís all Baird beer so if you like Baird beer, then you should go here. But I preferred the small town joint feeling of the Numazu Taproom.
jonno (123) , Japan | December 13, 2008| Updated April 21, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Good place to try Baird beer. not my favourite Ji Biiru as I tend to think they spread themselves too thin but good beer none the less. The place is well decked out. Nice place. I agree that the place could have been set out better as its just one open room. Otherwise good for a few. UPDATE. Service can be downright rude here - and often choices are left on the board even when they are finished. Seems odd - the other taprooms are excellent for service and availability. Also my comment about Baird should be taken with a grain of salt, the quality (particularly the seasonals) has improved a lot over the past few years.
prestonshute (12) Georgia | March 26, 2010| Updated January 17, 2012
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Rate Beer wonít let me delete my previous rating....
abemorsten (150) MosterÝy, Norway | March 10, 2009
34 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 5/20
Beers from Baird brewery on tap is the only reason to come to this place. Beers are quite expensive, even their sampler. The brews I tried were OK, but nothing great.
Food is made with beer as an ingredient, which is usually a plus, but this was also pretty ordinary stuff.
Interior is all light pinewood and brass. Itís not a pub - itís a taproom. The room is very open so youíre on display whereever you take a seat. Atmosphere is tense and uncomfortable.
I had maybe expected a bit of enthusiasm from the staff, this place being so devoted to a single brewery, but that seems to have gotten lost somewhere along the way.
Staff is blatantly uninterested and provide no guidance upon choosing beers, a passive aggressive attitude from the staff when hesitating during my first order.
Surprisingly unwelcoming, given the hard to find location. If I ever I get back to Tokyo, Iím not going back to this place.
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