Friday, 25 September 2020


Today a very brief post on a new booze shop in Setagaya. Mangosteen seems to focus on Mezcal and Tequila but has some beers too. It's situated in between Shimokitazawa and Sangenjaya, a bit like Small World is, but is just a little closer to Shimokitazawa than Small World is. It's also not far from Awashima Soko. I'm going to avoid the usual bullet points because I don't have a great deal to say about this place so will instead cram it all into one paragraph. They have three fridges of craft beers, mostly imported (mostly North American as far as I could see),  but with some Japanese stuff too. Breweries I spotted included Uchu, Yorocco, Hatos and 2nd Story so you can see we're on the kind of trendy side of things. They also had one tap of Izumi beer available to drink on site or take away. It was ¥500 for a plastic cup of a version of an Izumi beer I'd never seen before. Not sure though if this is a regular thing or something special. There was a counter and some other seats available. And as I mentioned above there were loads of other types of booze here. Beer is only a small part of the whole picture but it's the part we are interested in. They also do food (they have a big flag outside saying deli), and they have wifi. But smoking seems to be ok. The atmosphere seemed quite up market. I didn't feel particularly relaxed here as a sweaty old man. But that's mainly down to me really, I think. I'm probably not their intended clientele though as I'm not an imported NE IPA kind of guy. I'll go back though, mainly to pick up Yorocco cans when I'm on my way to Small World. 

Japanese breweries recently seen on tap:

Opening Hours:
Tuesday-Sunday, 15:00-23:00
Closed Monday

代沢 4-29-14, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo



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