Sunday, 28 September 2014

iBeer Le Sun Palm

A rival for Craft Beer Server Land in the crazy named bar competition. Shopping centre craft beer bar in the food court on the 7th floor of Hikarie in Shibuya. Seems to be very much targeted at Hikarie's regular shopping crowd (women in their twenties).

- 12 taps of Japanese craft beer and about 30 bottles from around the world. Beer served in two sizes, 240ml (¥490-¥530) and 470ml (¥880-¥930). But 8% tax is not included in these prices, but is added on at the end.
- Selection is pretty safe but solid and they do have their own house beers by Ise Kadoya.
- Nice Japanese pub food and fairly generous portions
- Lots of seats and lots of staff (who might not exactly be beer experts...)
- It's a shopping centre bar, so you know what to expect, but it's a fun place and worth popping in if you're in Hikarie. However, maybe not one for beer geeks (although I did get three new ticks there).

Japanese breweries on tap when I visited:
Shiga Kogen
Ise Kadoya
Hitachino Nest
Swan Lake

Opening Hours:
Monday - Saturday, 11:00-23:30
Sunday, 11:00-23:00

ヒカリエ 7F, 渋谷 2-21-1, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
(Hikarie is attached to Shibuya station, so a map seems a little pointless)


Le Sun Palm group facebook 
Ratebeer listing


Steve said...

I would have given our readers the number of the Shibuya Metro exit which delivers them to Shibuya Hikarie [#15]. On the penultimate night of my stay in Japan in April 2014, there was a beer festival here which I attended. The beers were good. My camera's battery was not (It died about 50 minutes in.).

Tokyo Beer Drinker said...

Actually, the beer festival wasn't here. It was in the old Toyoko line station, but fairly close.