THE BEER HOUSE in Tenmonkan offers over 150 kinds of beer from around the world

PUBLISHED Jun 27, 2022

The exterior of THE BEER HOUSE

Three months have passed since THE BEER HOUSE opened on Tenmonkan Gonza Dori in Kagoshima City.

The bar offers bottled and canned beer from various parts of the world. Tatsuru Ideue, the owner of the British-style bar Big Ben on Gourmet Street that has been in business for over 15 years, decided to open the new bar as a single-person operation. While Big Ben serves 10 to 12 kinds of beer from a keg, THE BEER HOUSE offers 150 to 200 types in bottles and cans.

Refrigerated cases covering the walls are lined with European and American beer, focusing on IPAs. Since the beer is available to-go, the bar is also described as a Big Ben Liquor Store where customers can enjoy their purchases in its standing drinking area. The floor space is 56 square meters. In the center of the bar is a large table utilizing three barrels that can accommodate 10 to 12 standing patrons. It also has three round tables for two, a counter with four to five seats, and terrace seating in front of the bar.

The bar also offers dishes that go well with beer, such as Pork Cartilage in Guinness (600 yen), Pizza Topped with Pulled Pork (950 yen), and Herb Grilled Iberico Pork (700 yen).

Ideue says, “I hope people will feel free to stop by and try new beer.”

Opening hours: 3:00 p.m. to midnight. (From noon on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, and until 1:00 a.m. on Fridays). Closed on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month.


  • Canned beer offered at THE BEER HOUSE

  • Bottled beer and an example of dishes offered at THE BEER HOUSE