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Belgian Beer Cafe Barrel

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Reviews: 2
Visits: 2
Avg: 3.72
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Sumitomo Bldg #2, 1F, 4-7-28, Kitahama, Chuo-ku
Osaka-fu Osaka-shi, 541-0041
phone: 06-6233-0455 | map

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Reviews by soulgrowl:
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3.59/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Of the five beer bars I visited in Osaka, I liked this one the least. The patio area was quite nice, and they did, of course, offer good beer, (all served in its proper glass) but beyond that, I can't think of many reasons to visit this place. It's in the middle of a boring business district and the prices were kind of absurd, even for Japan. I could forgive the high prices if they offered some more unique selections, but really, there wasn't anything they had that you couldn't get elsewhere at a lower price - even Grand Dolphins was cheaper, and I thought that was pricy, too. They no longer offer Rodenbach or Duvel on draught - instead, they have two comparatively lame Leffes, plus Stella and Hoegaarden (always a pleasure on tap, but not that hard to find).

So I don't really recommend Beer Cafe Barrel, unless you're in the area and don't mind paying fourteen bucks for a bottle of Orval. For beer in Osaka, I suggest Beer Belly or Beer & Bear, and if Belgians are your thing, then head to Grand Dolphins - or better yet, take a 15-minute trip to the awesome Beer Cafe Barley in Kobe.

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3.85/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

This is the first shop that Interbrew is setting up in Asia to spread the word on belgian beers. I hear that more are on the way in Austrialia and Tokyo.

The selection is limited to about 12 Interbrew beers, 4 of which are on tap, Chimay, Rodenbach and Duvel.

The food is generally authentic belgian and of high quality.

My only two complaints is that the beers are all prohibitively expense and start out at 10 bucks a glass and there is no nonsmoking area. Despite this there is always a crowd.

There is a standing bar area and a restaurant. The only place in Osaka you can have a belgian standing up.

It seems that about 80 percent of the customer base is female.

The staff and the management are all stellar people.

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Belgian Beer Cafe Barrel in Osaka-fu Osaka-shi, Japan
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