Urban BBQ Smokehouse One Paragraph Review
If you like your TY Harbor beers and some BBQ food, then Urban BBQ Smokehouse is a great place to come to; however it won’t be cheap. Moreover, the guest beers are cheaper elsewhere so it is best to stick to the TY Harbour beers.
Urban BBQ Smokehouse Full Review
Located inbetween Shibuya, Harajuku, and Meiji Jingumae is Urban BBQ Smokehouse Tokyo, a craft beer bar and BBQ smokehouse by TY Harbor. Urban BBQ Smokehouse Tokyo sells TY Harbor’s own range of craft beers, brewed at their Shinagawa brewery, and pairs them with slow cooked BBQ food produced in the restaurant. On occasions, there are some craft beers from other Japanese breweries as well.
There is plenty of space, both outside on the terrace area, and also inside; however, it really is much better outside. The terrace is covered up and has space heaters for the winter months, but inside is quite dark so does not do justice to the beers. There is something to be said about drinking beer and sitting outside; perhaps for me it’s a remnant of the summer days spent in the UK lounging and drinking on beer patios. Open from 11:30am, there is plenty of time to get some early afternoon beer in.
The staff at Urban BBQ Smokehouse Tokyo are incredibly helpful, in terms of being able to select beers for you based on your preferred taste, or explaining each beer. The menus are in English and in Japanese and some of the staff do speak English if you are in need of assistance.