Beer Stand Kadoya : The Bottom Line
There isn’t much else in the area of Yugawara for craft beer, so Beer Stand Kadoya has the market to itself really, and as such, the prices are pretty steep – and that’s not meant to be a pun on the location. A shame really as if you’re in the area and fancy a nice little get away for a few hours, Beer Stand Kadoya is a great little spot – if you can afford to stay for a couple of beers. The whole place is non-smoking, has no table charge, and though the fridge said they don’t do takeaway beers, there was definitely some people getting beers to takeaway.
Beer Stand Kadoya : The Full Review
I had decided to change my plans around and head to Humans Beer instead of coming to Beer Stand Kadoya as time was not on my side. Having left the previous place early due to the beer being rather, well, shite, I wanted to be cheered up and Beer Stand Kadoya was not open when I originally passed through Yugawara. However, after finishing at Humans Beer, I noticed that I had time to get to Beer Stand Kadoya, so off I went, getting lost back to Manazuru station, and then trying to get back to Yugawara and on a bus.
And I can not recommend getting a bus enough if you do end up coming to Beer Stand Kadoya. It’s a 40 minute walk uphill from Yugawara station, but on a bus? It will take 10 minutes maximum for a bus bound to Okuyugawara onsen, which is right at the top of the hill.
Beer Stand Kadoya : Atmosphere & Interior
Beer Stand Kadoya is split over two levels – the first floor is the mainly standing bar, with some seats by the window, while the second has a semi-traditional Japanese room, with a small balcony area for drinking as well. The whole place is non-smoking and has no table charge. The first floor has room for about 4 people seated at the window and the rest standing, while on the second floor, there is space for around 10 people, and 4 people on the balcony.
It’s a rather friendly bar as well, with a few locals being very chatty after a few beers and talking about the local area. What was more interesting to them was why a foreigner was all the down in Yugawara drinking craft beer when no-one else was here. Still, it was fun to sit and chat with some locals about the area and how craft beer is scene in an area that is reliant on tourists.
Beer Stand Kadoya : Beer & Tap Information
Beer Stand Kadoya has four taps of craft beer on, with the owners trying to source as much local beer as possible. The beers come in two size: small (270 ml) from 980 yen and large (470 ml) from 1,290 yen with prices including tax. The beers at Beer Stand Kadoya do not come cheap either with some of them being almost 2,000 yen for a large beer that can be had for much cheaper elsewhere. They also do small plastic cups of 420 ml to takeaway from 1,350 yen. Though there is no happy hour, there is a beer set for 1,580 yen which gets you any 3 beers on the menu in glass of 150 ml. If you want, there are some bottles as well for drinking mostly in-store.
Beer Stand Kadoya : Food Information
There was some small snacks that people could take for free at the counter if you bought some beers – basic nuts and chocolate it seemed. Beer Stand Kadoya also had some small pickles and meat dishes but I wasn’t hungry at this point so I eschewed them all. All of the menus were written in Japanese though there was a small smattering of English spoken when I walked in, but it stopped once I spoke Japanese, so probably a good idea to know some basic Japanese phrases if you’re thinking of coming here.
Beer Stand Kadoya : Details
- Open : Weekdays 14:00 – 22:00 (L.O 21:30) Weekends & Holidays 11:00 – 22:00 (L.O 21:30)
- Closed : Tuesdays
- Happy Hour : N/A
- Phone : 070-3356-5527
- Homepage (in Japanese) : https://y-d-h.info/
- Social Media : Facebook / Instagram / Twitter