Recently, given the huge number of new places opening, its has become a little tough to keep up. My list of bars that I need to check out is getting longer and is maybe even out of control. New places are being added quicker than I can visit them with my limited free time. So many new places also means that I am getting pickier about what I want to add to this blog. This seems a bit unfair though, as places are of different uses for different people. What is out of the way for some is local for others. And given that different people like different things, I feel like some places which might not cut it for a full write up on here should at least be mentioned and logged, so that if you find yourself in an unfamiliar area of town, you'll be able to find yourself a good beer nearby. So here is the first of these more concise posts (although given this lengthy introduction, it's becoming a bit less concise). I'll still try to give all the relevant information, but will reduce it to bullet points, and you might have to find your own way there. (I'll still put a map on, but you can work out the directions yourself).
Good Meals Shop is a fairly new, cafe/restaurant/bar/bottle shop about ten minutes from Shibuya station towards Ebisu.
- Focus on imported beers (there was nothing Japanese) with around 25 different bottles and cans from De Molen, Brewdog, Stone, Rogue, Avery, Mikkeller, Tiny Rebel and Victory (when I visited). Prices for drinking in ranged from around ¥600-¥1000. One tap too. And takeaway prices are around a couple of hundred yen cheaper.
- 2nd floor is the cafe/bar, 3rd floor a restaurant. Cafe/bar is open all day.
- 2nd floor offers some small snacks, but the nuts were very expensive for the size of the serving!
- Great selection of bottle openers if that's your thing.
Japanese breweries available when I visited:
Saturday, 12:00-16:00 & 18:00-24:00
東 1-25-5, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo