–Service: very friendly
–Facilities: very clean
–Strong points: The beer!
Good news: at long last, a pub serving more than decent beers will open on April 4th: Beer Yokota!
Located in Gofuku-cho behind the City Hall, it is only 10 minutes walk away from Shizuoka JR Station, making it a very practical place to meet and enjoy true beer!
True beer, you said?
Yes, the owner, a very easy-going gentleman, Mr. Fumitake Yokota worked for Bryan Baird at the Numazu Fishmarket Taproom for 4 years before looking after the Nakameguro Taproom in Tokyo, will serve 7 to 8 beers concocted by Bryan Baird on the tap with 7~8 more.
Baird beers will cost 800 yen for a pint (473 cc) incidentally.
I paid a quick visit this afternoon to “take the temperature”:
The place is bigger than it looks from the window overlooking the street from the second storey.
It could approximately sit 40 people, although Mr. Yokota will have to think about space for guests who prefer to stand drinking (I mean especially the expats!).
Apart of the beer, cocktails and whisky will be available.
As for food, expect pub grub! Spicy fried potatoes, snacks, simple pasta…
And the other good news: the place will be totally non-smoking!
And more good news: A similar place will open in Hamamatsu City in mid-May!
Look forward to the real posting next week!
BEER NO YOKOTA
Shizuoka Shi, Aoi Ku, Gofukucho, 2-5-22, Social Kadode Bldg, 2F (above a Chinese restaurant and behind the City Hall-turn left-on your right-hand side)
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 17:00~24:00; Saturday, Sunday & National Holidays: 15:00~24:00
Off-day not decided yet.
RECOMMENDED RELATED WEBSITES:
-Shizuoka Bloggers: Think Twice, Mangantayon
-Beer: Good Beer & Country Boys, Another Pint, Please!, Baird Beer
-Sake: Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery, Shizuoka Guide Diary,