Editor Note: On The Table by Goodbeer Faucets has closed down. This review has been kept for posterity’s sake
On The Table by Goodbeer Faucets One Paragraph Review
On The Table is a distinct change from the GoodBeer Faucets range of bars so don’t go expecting a bar. With only one size of beer too there isn’t much choice for the milder drinker but the long happy hour until 7pm gets our vote of approval. Outside of that, the beers are reasonable for the size if you go for the domestic craft beers. What I did like was that tax is included in the price, menus are in both English and Japanese, along with free wifi, and no table charge. The only real problem I had with the place was the segregated smoking area not being properly ventilated and as such, occasional wafts of smoke came over when I was eating.
On The Table by Goodbeer Faucets Full Review
On The Table by Goodbeer Faucets, to give it its full name, is an off-shoot of the successful bars in Shibuya and Hakata, and was opened after much feedback from customers in March 2016. It’s located about five minutes from Daimon station, on the Toei Asakusa and Oedo lines. It’s located on a small back street on the third floor of the GEMS building, so be careful as to not walk past it.
Inside On The Table, there are about ten tables next to the walls and windows with another four higher tables located in the middle of the bar and then six seats at the counter. The bar itself is non-smoking though there is a segregated smoking area behind a door in the bar. A common request from customers was a smoking area and while we don’t want to marginalise smokers, On The Table needs to ensure that the smoke stays inside the area with some improved ventilation. On numerous occasions, when the door was opened, smoke wafted across the bar or escaped from the small window at the top of the room.
There are about 25 taps on daily at On The Table though there is only one size of glass which varies from beer to beer. Thankfully the prices include tax and from 11:00 ~ 17:00, there is a happy hour where all beers are ¥200 yen off, no matter which ones you order. The beer menu on the table is printed in English and in Japanese and lists all the important details bar the glass size, with prices starting from ¥700 for the in-house beers to ¥1,200 yen for some domestic and imported craft beers. The two beers I had were both about 350ml size and were served with about a finger’s worth of head. If you come for lunch, then you also get a small mini beer with your meal though you can’t choose which beer you get.
As I popped into On The Table just at lunch time, there was a special lunch deal on with a main meal, soup, and a small beer for ¥950 though there weren’t any chips on the menu and nothing else could be ordered. However, outside of the lunch hours, there are small side dishes and bigger meals that can be ordered. Along with the beer menu, the food menus are in English if you want one so do ask. On The Table also has free wifi but you do need to ask for the password as well.
On The Table by Goodbeer Faucets Details
Open: Weekdays 11:00-15:00 / 17:00-23:30 Saturdays & Holidays 11:00-23:30
Happy hour: Monday to Saturday 11:00 ~ 19:00 (¥200 off all beers)
How to Get to On The Table by Goodbeer Faucets
The closest station to On The Table is Daimon on the Toei Asakusa and Oedo lines. If you take exit A5 and turn right, the bar is less than a minute from there. It can also be reached from JR Hamamatsucho on the Yamanote and Keihin-Tohoku lines via the north exit.