Barley Wheat Hamamatsucho The Bottom Line
It’s really not worth trekking out to Barley Wheat Hamamatsucho considering what is in the area. While it does have a nice chilled out atmosphere, especially at the weekend where it seems the whole area is cleared out due to the lack of office workers, the prices and servings just do not justify going there. There is some free Wifi according to their website but I didn’t pick it up the first time I was there, so perhaps a weak signal? It’s hard to think about what the good points of Barley Wheat Hamamatsucho were: perhaps it was the number of taps or how we weren’t charged a table charge but the negatives far outweigh the positives.
Barley Wheat Hamamatsucho The Full Review
If you’ve been to Kamata – and I don’t mean pass through but actually go there – you may have spotted Barley Wheat. For a year, it was the only branch but then suddenly, boom, Barley Wheat Hamamatsucho opened up in May 2017. It follows the original branch, or so we’re told as we’re yet to get there at the time of writing.
Barley Wheat Hamamatsucho is located about a five minute walk from Daimon station / Hamamatsucho station in what is perhaps the residential district. It’s so residential that the Natural Lawson’s convini located across from the bar is closed at the weekend. Yes, we found perhaps the only non-24 hour convini IN TOKYO! Talk about a quiet area. Which also means, there was plenty of seating when we went and also meant the doors and windows were left wide open. But don’t worry, the whole place is non-smoking, and that includes the immediate area around Barley Wheat Hamamatsucho too. On the down side, there appeared to be a table charge (well the menu said there was), yet we weren’t given any food nor had to pay a charge at the end of our session. The only information in English was the name of the beers and the style of beers. Perhaps that’s enough.
The beers at Barley Wheat Hamamatsucho are all domestic, with two taps dedicated to macro (Suntory Premium Malts) and the other ten to domestic craft beer. The prices are on the expensive side, even without the supposed table charge, but at least they include tax. The beers come in three sizes of dubious pours – small (240ml) from ¥500 to ¥600, regular (360ml) from ¥750 to ¥900, and pint (480ml) from ¥1,100 to ¥1,200. There is also a beer flight of 3 x 150ml glasses for ¥1,300 which includes any beer on the craft beer menu. The pours really do need a lot of work on them, so make sure you ask for them to be topped up, else you’ll be drinking lots of foam if you’re not careful.
Because of the prices, we didn’t any food at Barley Wheat Hamamatsucho, but from the pictures, it’s mostly meat based, so vegetarians will have a hard time in picking something up. Just picture grilled sausages, ribs, and steaks and you’ll be on the right track.
Barley Wheat Hamamatsucho Details
Open: Monday to Saturday Lunch 11:30～14:30 Dinner 17:00～24:00
Happy Hour: None
Homepage (in Japanese): N/A
How to Get to Barley Wheat Hamamatsucho
The closest stations to Barley Wheat Hamamatsucho are Daimon on Toei Asakusa Line (Station A-09) and Toei Oedo Line (Station E-20) and JR Hamamatsucho on the Yamanote Line and Keihin-Tōhoku Line.