Bakery & Beer Butchers The Bottom Line
While Bakery & Beer Butchers is not an official taproom for Sankt Gallen, it’s a worthy visit for going to try the whole range of Sankt Gallen beers and some tasty bread and burgers. The prices are cheaper than expected, with no table charge, but tax is not included in the prices. Moreover, the whole place is non-smoking and is family (and dog) friendly too for those wanting to come with young ones. If you love meat, then Bakery & Beer Butchers offers up a different selection of in-house meats that you can see being “freshly” prepared in front of you. Perhaps the only downside to Bakery & Beer Butchers is that Hon Atusgi isn’t really worth of note and not much reason to get you down there.
Bakery & Beer Butchers The Full Review
It was on our interview with Sankt Gallen, Miki (who somehow has a bigger knowledge of craft beer bars than we do!) mentioned about an unofficial taproom that would be selling Sankt Gallen beers at cheap prices. For those in the know, Sankt Gallen used to have a taproom many moons ago, but closed down due some internal disagreements. In 2018, Bakery & Beer Butchers opened up, offering bread, beer, and meats throughout the day.
Situated about 10 minutes from Hon Atsugi station, Bakery & Beer Butchers does exactly what its name suggests. The front part of the store has a bakery where you can pop in and pick up some freshly made bread, cakes, or pie, that can be consumed either off or on-premises. There is also a large seating area, with space for over 50 people dotted around tables and at counter seats, where you can order freshly made breads, cured meats, coffee, or our favourite, craft beer. Bakery & Beer Butchers is completely non-smoking, has no table charge, and (going for the trifecta) is family friendly with also a space for dogs too. Of course you have to get to Bakery & Beer Butchers first.
There are 8 taps of craft beer on at Bakery & Beer Butchers, with all of them coming from Atsugi’s Sankt Gallen. If you’re a fan of their beers, then get down to Bakery & Beer Butchers as the prices are perhaps some of the cheapest with seen outside of Tokyo. The beers come in two sizes: glass (230ml) for ¥650 and pint (473ml) for ¥850. There is also a four beer tasting set (with any beers on the menu up for grabs) for 150ml for ¥1200. None of the prices include tax so factor that in. Just don’t blame us if you sit and drink the Sankt Gallen Imperial Chocolate Stout over and over and eventually switch to smaller glasses as you get more and more drunk. In terms of happy hours, there were none written on the menus, though there are some special sets where you can get a pint of beer and some side meats for ¥980 during the afternoon and dinner sessions.
The food varies throughout the day at Bakery & Beer Butchers with four distinct “sessions” – breakfast (no beer!), lunch, afternoon, and dinner. However, the meals are based around the in-house meats and bread so there’s always a variety of set meals, or a la carte. The menus are all in English and Japanese, and there is also a small selection of vegetarian food – so don’t worry about not eating meat as Bakery & Beer Butchers have accounted that in with a selection of fish dishes and also salads too.
Bakery & Beer Butchers Details
Open: Daily Morning 8:00 – 11:00 Lunch 11:30 – 15:00 Tea 15:00 – 17:00 Dinner 17:00 – 24:00 (L.O Food 22:00 Drink 23:00)
Happy Hour: None
Homepage (in Japanese): http://gac2015.com/bakerybeer-butchers/
How to Get to Bakery & Beer Butchers
The closest station to Bakery & Beer Butchers is Hon-Atsgui on the Odakyu main line.