Gather @ Eating House
Yokohama Bashamichi: Beer bar
Gather @ Eating House (Yokohama Bashamichi: Beer bar)
Gather @ Eating House
Open 11am-2, 2-10pm (LO) daily.
Sun: Open Sundays
no smoking: No smoking

With 250 seats, this is one of the biggest craft-beer bars we've been to in Japan, and the spacious outdoor terrace is a convivial gathering spot when the weather is nice. They pour a selection of twenty beers on tap, roughly divided between local Kanagawa breweries and out-of-towners. Hitachino Nest's very drinkable Nipponia beer is on the regular taplist, as are Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and Stone IPA.

For even greater variety they also carry thirty-one craft beers by the bottle, while non-beer-drinkers can opt for budget-friendly wines, cocktails or craft sodas. Draft beers start at Y930 for large (414ml) and Y780 for medium-size glasses (275ml), with discounts on some beers during Happy Hour, which runs until 7pm. Wines start at Y2,800 a bottle, and artisanal sodas are Y880 each.

Gather's food menu features grilled-meat platters, charcuterie assortments, and small side dishes like seafood ajillo. We enjoyed some very good grilled pork and chicken, and the garlic and chipotle-infused BBQ-style dips livened them up quite a bit. Our grilled beef was less successful though, and the fries with cheese and meat sauce would have been better received if they hadn't been advertised as chili fries, which they weren't.

On average though, the food menu here is much better than the fare at most craft-beer bars, and the beer selection is better than at most casual restaurants, while the spacious setting makes it a nice spot for a group get-together. Budget around Y3,000-4,000 for food and drink at dinnertime, or Y1,000 at lunchtime.

Yokohama Bashamichi
Naka-ku, Yokohama, Shin-Minato 2-1-1, World Porters 1F.
横浜市中区新港2-2-1 横浜ワールドポーターズ1F

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