Friday, 27 January 2017

Small World Records & Cafe

Today a brief post on another record shop with nice beer. Small World is located halfway between Pigalle and Awashima Soko. It's a small place and very much a labour of love. What you can see in the picture above is pretty much all of it. They sell records of an experimental nature and serve teas, coffees and bottled beers from Japanese craft breweries. There is a plan to get a tap in and have a draught beer in the future [now available, see below], but for the time being, it's bottles from the likes of Shiga Kogen, Ise Kadoya, Baird and Hansharo, mostly for ¥800. It's a one man shop with a musician owner who would love to practice his English and play you some records. He's a good friend of mine, but that's not the only reason it's on here. It's just a nice place to pop in for a beer or two and a browse through the racks.

Update: As mentioned above, they now have beer on tap. There are three taps (although sometimes two if the kegs are too big to fit a third in the serving fridge), and beers are served in three sizes, 294ml, 375ml and 480ml, generally speaking priced at ¥800, ¥1000 and ¥1200 respectively. They also do takeout beers, generally speaking ¥700 for a 300ml plastic cup. Bargain! There are also now always a couple of small food dishes to enable you to keep the beer flowing. They are both vegan and are ¥300 a dish. Nice!

Another update: (July 2019) They now have four taps. The fourth is a 'budget' tap which will be priced at ¥1000 for a US pint and ¥700 for a UK half. When I visited last it was Shiga Kogen Pale Ale. Nice!

Japanese breweries seen on tap:
Shiga Kogen
Nihonkai Club
Ise Kadoya
Y Market

Opening Hours:
Tuesday-Friday, 18:00-24:00
Saturday, 14:00-24:00
Sunday, 14:00-23:00
Closed Monday

太子堂 5-30-6, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo




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