Thursday, 8 September 2016

Baird Bashamichi Taproom

Baird Bashamichi is another place that I've been a few times but for some reason have never added. Possibly when I go to Yokohama I get a bit overwhelmed and forget to take pictures and notes. But anyway, here it finally is. As there are significant similarities with the other Baird taprooms, I will concentrate on what is different and direct you to all the other posts on Baird taprooms here.

- Definitely one of the bigger taprooms. Seats are spread over three floors with a large bar area with counter and a few tables at street level, the main table seating area on the 2nd floor and a 3rd floor patio which overlooks the street and a 'garden house'. This third floor is available for parties apparently. Plenty of seating, but, like all Baird places, it is quite popular. Worth getting there early or making a booking.
- Beer prices and sizes are naturally the same as the other taprooms (500ml and 250ml for the regulars, and 400ml and 200ml for the seasonals; prices are ¥1000 for large and ¥600 for small, and very occasionally a little bit extra if the beer is extra high alcohol or extra special somehow, but in the same sort of area). Bashamichi has 25 taps (including maybe a couple of guest beers) and 2 handpumps. They also sell bottles which you can take away which I think is unique to the Baird taprooms I have been to. No cover charge and tax is included.
- Food is American BBQ, so not great for me as a vegetarian, but I've heard that it's nice.

If you like Baird beers and Baird taprooms, this is a must visit. I think it might be the nicest of all of the taprooms that I have visited, particularly the patio part (although I've heard great things about the Takadanobaba patio, but haven't seen it). I don't seem to go to Baird taprooms so often but every time I do go, I am pleasantly surprised and wonder why I don't go more often. The beers are good and these are very nice places to drink. But then, you probably know all of this anyway, don't you? But I said it all in case you didn't. Cheers!

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Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday, 17:00-00:00
Saturday, Sunday & holidays, 12:00-00:00

住吉町 5-6-1, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa-ken



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Steve said...

Since I now prefer to stay in Yokohama when visiting Japan {but it does not always happen that way}, I have been here a bunch of times. I am not especially enthused about BBQ cuisine. So I believe I have never eaten here.
Most important fact for blog readers: The Baird Frequent Drinker stamp card is valid here - even if you did not purchase it here.
Way back in 2011, in the hectic coverage of the F.I.F.A. Club World Cup {Hectic because I suffered through an abysmal USD-JPY exchange rate, and needed a cash advance on a credit card.}, I wound up in a group here that was given access to the 3rd floor. I opted to try checking into Foursquare. [I'm not active anymore on Foursquare, but I can recommend my Japanese-based lists.] On the 3rd floor, the wi-fi connection was slower than what I have at the abode here on v.92.(!)

Fascinatingly, I went to the washroom on the 3rd floor and encountered this item of sheet music.
Yes, when I got back to the U.S.A., I definitely showed the jpg to my father, Peter [R.I.P.].