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Sanity Gakugeidaigaku – Tokyo Beer Drinker

It appears a bit bizarre for me so as to add Sanity’s smaller department in Gakugeidaigaku earlier than correctly writing up their primary department in Sangenjaya which has solely appeared on a digest publish, however hey ho, that’s how issues go generally, I suppose. I’d say that Sanity fairly precisely represents a method of beer place that’s changing into more and more fashionable within the craft beer world in Japan. It’s a Kaku-uchi and I’ve added various them on right here, however when you’re new to the time period, it principally means a booze store the place you may drink on website. I suppose they’re fashionable as a result of by catering for individuals who wish to take away and those that wish to exit for a drink they’re presumably doubling their attain. They’re undoubtedly good locations to pop in for a fast couple however maybe their common lack of seating implies that they’re not someplace you’ll be going for an extended session. Anyway, right here’s what that you must know:

  • Fairly small place with the left wall being taken up with 4 fridges of cans and bottles, the other one with somewhat standing counter, and the one you face whenever you are available having the until, the faucets and somewhat bit extra counter. Concrete and wooden, as you’d count on.
  • 12 faucets, which appeared to be primarily imported stuff with a number of home craft choices, however then once more that they had simply had a faucet takeover by a UK brewery so which may have been skewing the ratio a bit. Not the most cost effective place. Beers on faucet served in two sizes, M and L. If I needed to guess, I’d say maybe 300ml and 400-450ml, but it surely’s tough to say as they have been in tulips. The costs for the M ranged from ¥1100-¥1450 and the L from ¥1600-¥1950, the excessive finish of which is fairly eye-watering. Personally I don’t really want to drink imported beers in costly types so what I used to be after was on the decrease finish. A variety of beers within the fridges from many alternative international locations. On the 2 350ml cans I had there was a corkage price of ¥200 on high of the shelf value. This can be a fairly regular process. I suppose the corkage is likely to be increased on greater cans and bottles however I didn’t have any of them. Sorry.
  • No cowl cost (in all probability as there aren’t truly any seats), some daytime opening. They didn’t have WiFi however I may decide up Meguro-ku public WiFi. Didn’t strive to hook up with it although. Oh, there’s no rest room. However don’t fear, there are indicators for a public rest room instantly outdoors the bar, so I suppose that’s not an issue. Though I didn’t see the bogs, so possibly they might be an issue if they’re a bit rank.

All in all, a enjoyable place. Fairly costly, however that does appear to be the norm these days. I ponder how lengthy costs can maintain going up earlier than individuals begin getting priced out of craft beer bars. Not for much longer I’d guess. I believe these sort of locations enchantment to fairly a younger crowd and there was an honest turnover of consumers while we have been there. Should you’re an previous git like me, you would possibly choose to go someplace they’ve seats, however that is undoubtedly a superb place to pop in to for a fast one as you’re passing or might be an awesome cease on a pub crawl.

Japanese breweries on faucet and within the fridge after I visited:
West Coast
Black Tide

Opening Hours:
Every day, 14:00-00:00
However test their Instagram earlier than you go as they often have days off or change their hours

鷹番 3-6-1, Meguro-ku, Tokyo



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