Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Devil Craft Gotanda

A sightly belated post on the new Devil Craft today. I suspect that a lot of you have been there already as they've been open a little while now, but I haven't been able to find the time to visit till now. If you've been to one of the other Devil Craft bars you'll know what to expect really, so I'll keep the details brief on this one and you can check the other posts if you want more information. Have to say, I think this might be my favourite of the three though. Anyway, here's the basics.

- Ninth floor bar with a big window with city skyline type views. Counter seating for about twelve and tables (some of which are booths) for around 40. There is also a small standing area. Mini smoking room near the toilets so the actual bar is smoke free.
- Twenty taps of craft beer, a mix between Japanese craft, US imports and their own beers, roughly equally split. Beers generally served in two sizes, 260ml and 473ml (apart from ultra strong stuff, barrel stuff, things like that). Prices for the Japanese beers are ¥650 and ¥1000 for the half and pint. US imports range from ¥750-¥800 for the half and ¥1100-¥1200 for the pint. Also they have an excellent value happy hour which is well worth checking out. Weekdays, it's from 17:00-18:00 and from 15:00-17:00 on weekends. ¥100 off all beers (including half pints!) at these times. Great deal! Daily updated taplists for all of their branches can be found on their website.
- Also serves their famous deep dish pizzas. They take a while though, so you can preorder if you need to eat in a hurry.

Probably not a great deal else to say. Like I said, this is my favourite of the three. Kanda has always seemed a bit cramped, Hamamatsucho is nicer, but Gotanda has a nice open feel (although maybe this is because it was pretty quiet when I visited. I'm also a sucker for city skyline views for some reason, so that might have contributed. I'd say it is well worth visiting one of their bars to try their own brewery's beers as some of them have been really good (in my opinion). Gotanda is not exactly an area I find myself in very often, but this place would definitely encourage me to visit more often.

Japanese breweries seen on tap:
Devil Craft
Nasu Kogen

Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday, 17:00-23:00

Saturday 15:00-23:00
Sunday & Holidays, 15:00-22:00


西五反田 2-7-8, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo

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