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Bar: 13 Anchorz in Shizuoka City!

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Service: very easy–going and friendly.
Equipment & facilities: Very clean overall. Superb washroom. 2 floors
Prices: Reasonable
Strong points: Better than average pub/bar food. Drinks, of course!

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The “drinking scene” in Shizuoka City has been changing pretty quickly recently and an area worth a second and third look is a new alley tucked on the first floor of a building called Imakoko in Shichiken Cho Aoi Ku) in the a street just parallel to Showa Street.

Among the bars, restaurants and izakaya you will discover a quaint place with an even stranger name, “13 Anchorz”!

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With a sign like that you can’t go wrong! LOL

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The place was open on January 11th this year as indicated on this sake bottle!

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You can’t miss it with such a view inside!

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Written in English!
Reasonable drinks and food.
Opened late ad closed late!

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The young owner, Kyoken Sugiyama/杉山陽平さん, after a stint in the Japanese Self Defense Army did spend quite some time in Ireland before deciding to open his impossible to classify establishment as it is a combination of a bar and izakaya!

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One can sit at bar, especially welcome when you are on your own!

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Or you can sit at a table with company, or on the 2nd floor for more privacy!

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As for the drinks, you may choose your own bottled beer or bottle of wine and open it yourself or order it (you might have to wait some time though as Kyoken’s food is quite popular)!

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Have a good look at the drinks and their “companions” at the bar!

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I had a menacing Mexican IPA for a start!

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Have a good look at the menu!
The ladies will love this soft blue cheese called Fourme D’Ambert (France) served with honey nuts and bread!

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Now, this the dish I would recommend to all (coming into 3 different sizes!)!

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Fish and chips made with mahi mahi fish from Shizuoka Prefecture!

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Arguably the best fish and chips in Shizuoka City!

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Great when washed down with American Anchor Steam Beer!

Expect me to visit the place again soon as the music is also terrific!

13 ANCHORZ

owner: Kyoken Suzuki/鈴木洋平さん
Shizuoka City, Aoi ku, Shichiken Cho, 11-5, Imakoko Bld., 1F
Tel.: 090-8452-4503
Opening hours: 19:00~27:00 (from 15:00~ on Sunday)
Closed on Tuesday
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HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

Cafe & Bar: Hug Coffee Espresso Roasters in Shizuoka City!

Service: easy-going and smiling
Equipment & facilities: All a bit narrow but very clean. Excellent washroom shared on 2nd floor of same Sunrose building. Non–smoking
Prices: reasonable~ a little expensive
Strong points: 34 coffees and teas, craft beers, light food and bagels

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Hug Coffee Company in Shizuoka City has three cafes/shops/bars in town, all different in style and concept.
They are increasingly becoming popular with all genders and ages for their convenience.
My favorite is the one called Hug Coffee Espresso Rosters (also called “sangouten”, meaning “3rd shop”!) between Cenova Department Store 109 Building for many reasons.

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It reminds me of my psychedelic years and the staff is cool and sometimes outright zany.
Actually the Lady In Charge, Miyako Suzuki/鈴木京さん is a god friend of mine.
First of all smokers are kindly asked to pry their trade far away for the shop!

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All drinks are made on site to satisfy all cravings!

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But the main attraction is their beers including no less than 9 brews by Baird Beer, the most famous craft beer Company in Shizuoka prefecture!

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They even serve a very limited (hurry, as it is only seasonal, although they plan to serve it every year!) Morning Coffee Stout made in collaboration with Bryan Baird and their own coffee!
Tasting report coming soon!

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Bryan Baird’s recent visit to Hugs Coffee Espresso Roasters!

You will surely understand why you can expect many craft beer tasting reports in the near future!

HUG COFFEE ESPRESSO ROASTER

420-0857 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Tenma Cho, 8-1-1, Sunrose Bldg., 1F, No. 1-2-8
Opening hours: 12:00~24:00
Closed on Tuesdays
Non-smoking!
HOMEPAGE
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-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
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“Beer Junkie MOTEL” Bar in Shizuoka City!

Service: very friendly and smiling! Some English spoken!
Equipment & facilities: Very clean overall. Superbb washroom
Prices: Reasonable~slightly expensive
Strong points: Own craft beers and foreign brews on the tap. Traditional beer hall/pub food

I finally managed to visit Shizuoka City’s newest bar,namely Beer Junkie Motel the other day!
It is Beck Co. Ltd’s fourth establishment with Growstock, AOI BEER STAND, Beer Garage on top of Aoi Brewing!

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It is located in a side alley fo Shichiken Cho between Aouba Park Street and Shichiken Cho Street, an area which is witnessing a booming rebirth this year.

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It consists on the first floor of two bars, one along the open kitchen, the other facing the bay window.
There is a special space on the 2nd floor exclusively for two small groups (maximum 4 each).
The counter is equipped with a state-of-the-art beer tap system serving 4 or 5 beers brewed by Aoi Brewing and two foreign craft beers changing regularly.

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Manager Koji Yamamaoto/山本剛史さん and his charming staff, Miss Ayasa Mitsui/三井彩裟さん!

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It will often include Aoi Brewing’s latest brew sold only there!

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Aoi Brewing’s latest craft beer: “Grass Wheat Ale”, a Belgian-style Wheat Ale concocted with lemon grass! Report coming soon!

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Apart of great beer, wine and soft drinks including home-made ginger ale and lemonade are also available.
Traditional and home-made food is served aplenty but bear in mind that the menu will be changed regularly!

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Home-made meat pie!

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Made on site, it is already proving very popular!

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Grilled lamb chops!

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Special plate! Not in the menu!

expect more reports soon as some of Aoi Brewing’s craft beers will only be served there!

Beer Junkie MOTEL

420-0035 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Shichiken Cho, 11-5, IMAKKOKO Bldg. 1F
Tel.: 054-253-6558
Opening hours: 17:00~25:00, 17:00~26:00 (Saturday), 15:00~22:00 (Sunday)
Closed on Tuesday
Parties welcome
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Weird Japan (16): Anyone for a Chaotic Hair Style?

Taken in Aoba, Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City!

This is a hair salon!
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Found this in Kikugawa City on my way to another work…
What do you think tha shop is?

A beauty salon! or a hair salon!

I wonder if they have ever heard of pink elephants?

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I don’t know what this shop/company deals with, but they probably meant “best Wedding”!
Probably a wedding or introduction company…

What would be a second wedding? LOL

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Weird Japan (13): Fancy a Drink Before a Break-in?

I love the name of this bar in Ryogae-Cho, Shizuoka City!
Mind you a couple too many drinks there could encourage me into some illegal activities!
They serve Guiness which explains the shamrock!

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Must-see tasting websites:

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-Beer: Good Beer & Country Boys, Another Pint, Please!
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