Frank’s Barber and Beer Club Hibiya : The Bottom Line
I’d suggest coming to Frank’s Barber and Beer Club Hibiya for a haircut first and foremost, and then if you’re really desperate for a beer, then head over to Tokyo Aleworks Station Taproom Yurakucho or Craft Beer Bar iBrew in Yurakucho/Ginza for both cheaper beers and a good range of beers. If you’re really desperate, and can’t wait 10 minutes after an hour or so hair cut, then sure, go ahead and pay 1,500 yen for a 5% domestic pale ale.
Frank’s Barber and Beer Club Hibiya : The Full Review
I’ve walked past Frank’s Barber and Beer Club Hibiya numerous times and thought about the premise of the place – grab a haircut and a beer, which sounds like a good idea in practice but I’ve often just walked past because (a) I don’t really like getting a haircut, (b) can’t imagine having a hair cut after a few beers being a good idea, or (c) getting a haircut while drinking a beer is not relaxing and no doubt I’d get hair in the beer. Yet every time I’ve walked past Frank’s Barber and Beer Club Hibiya, it’s been busy so surely they must be doing something right?
Frank’s Barber and Beer Club Hibiya opened in 2020 with the idea of offering up something different in Tokyo – and let’s be honest, if you can get coffee and magazines in a hairdressers, why can’t you get a beer? The haircuts cost from 5,500 yen, and also offer up a monthly plan of 11,000 yen or so, which gets you unlimited haircuts per month. I’m guessing that must be a popular plan but I don’t know anyone who has a haircut twice a month, let alone once every two months. Frank’s Barber and Beer Club Hibiya is located at Hibiya station, as you walk between the Hibiya line and the Mita line.
Frank’s Barber and Beer Club Hibiya : Atmosphere & Interior
As you walk into Frank’s Barber and Beer Club Hibiya, you’re greeted by the bar, which has space for six people at the counter seats, so if you’re like me, and just want a beer, you can do so, though the barbers itself is just offset from the bar. The whole place is non-smoking, has no table charge, and also offers up some free wifi. There was some pop-punk and rock music playing in the background though it seemed that on the day I went here, noone was wanting to drink beer, but instead, just have a haircut. Perhaps my initial thoughts about this place were wrong and the people I had seen in Frank’s Barber and Beer Club Hibiya before were waiting for haircuts and not beers.
Frank’s Barber and Beer Club Hibiya : Beer & Tap Information
Frank’s Barber and Beer Club Hibiya has four taps of craft beer on, though there were no menus or actual information about the beers they had, besides the price. The beers come in three sizes : tasting (150ml) for 500 yen, half pint (240ml) for 1,000 yen, and pint (473ml) for 1,300 yen. But the prices do not not include tax at 10%. And I was glad that I was sitting down for this one as I would have fainted for sure if they had given me the beer if I was standing. This is the Hakuba Pale Ale – a beer that I’ve had before and enjoyed – but at 1,450 yen a pint, it was very much overpriced and not worth it. I only ended up having one beer before leaving as I knew that there were cheaper places in the area with a better selection of beers as well. There was a fridge with some cans of imports though after seeing the price for a US pint of beer, I didn’t bother looking at the beer fridge as I think my wallet was secretly wanting me to go elsewhere.
Frank’s Barber and Beer Club Hibiya : Food Information
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Frank’s Barber and Beer Club Hibiya : Bar Details
- Open : Weekdays 12:00 – 22:00 Weekends 11:00 – 21:00
- Closed : –
- Happy Hour : –
- Phone : 03-6206-3231
- Homepage (in Japanese) : https://www.franks-bbc.com/
- Social Media : Instagram / Twitter