Category Archives: Bar 12

West Coast Brewing Beer Bar “12” in Shizuoka City!

From outside!

From the standing bar!

Service: very friendly and informative,. English and Spanish speaking staff on hand.
Equipment & Facilities: Spotless clean. Superb gender separated washrooms. Completely non-smoking.
Prices: reasonable to slightly expensive (Craft beers are never cheap! LOL)
Strong points: Own craft beers, regular and limited editions. Collaboration beers from time to time. Great craft beer explanations on hand! Beer bar food well above average.

“12”, the leading West Coast Brewing (Mochimune, Suruga Ku, Shizuoka City) bar was moved to a new address on March 12th, 2020, to accommodate more faithful customers in a more spacious multi purpose locale almost next door to the smaller original bar behind Ogushi Shrine, not far from Shuzoka JR station in Koyamachi!

Friends of mine sitting at one of the live evenings space tables!

The present concept is vastly different and the accent is on space and comfort for all tastes!
There is a very long counter for those who prefer to stand and move according to the presence of friends!
There are tables of different sizes with comfortable sitting for more sedentary customers.

Plenty of sitting space in front of large bay windows which be left open in the better season!

A very long standing bar by Shizuoka City Standards!

And a luxury in Shizuoka City: an open air veranda!
You can be sure that for all my love of standing bars I will grab a seat there in the hotter season!

Big screens advertising beers on the taps!

For the canned beer lovers there is plenty to choose among beers and ciders from Seattle!

Do not worry, for the non beer drinking customers/friends there plenty indicated on a very practical menu book!

The craft beer part makes for great reading!
below is a sample of the craft beers i have recently tasted!

Star Watcher IPA!

White Wizard!

White Wizard explained!

Not Enough Bass!

Not Enough Bass explained!

Don’t worry, when I have more time I will come up with tasting article1

Now, when it comes to food, it is definitely well above average!
make sure to read the bilingual menu!

A favorite of mine: Fish and Chips with real fresh cod!

Between you and me, better than in Great Britain!

And from April top-class hamburger!
But this is for the next article!

Until then Cheers/Sante/Salute/Kampai!


420-0852 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Koyamachi, 7-14,, Ogushi Bldg dai 2-102, 1F
Tel.: 054-2048188
Opening hours: 11:00~24:00 (Tuesday~Saturday), 11:00~2000 (Sunday)
Closed on Mondays
Free live concerts on Saturdays (note that they will be resumed after the Coronavirus Epidemics)
Credit Cards Ok
Parties welcome


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