Night Out


Guzzle at SG CLUB bar verified

Tokyo

  • Chill Out
  • Day Drinking
  • Hipster
  • American
  • Japanese
  • Great food
4.57 / 5

Jan 14, 2019

Guzzle is the chilled-out second child to the intense and grown up Sip; together they form the SG Club, a new entrant into the Tokyo cocktail bar scene and creation of Shingo Gokan, the always-dapper, Japanese-trained and American-inspired former bartender of the year.

Having made his name at the Angel’s Share, a Japanese-inspired cocktail bar in Manhattan, Shingo Gokan returned east and has recently opened the SG Club, in which you will find Guzzle at ground floor level. Located in the slightly quieter area of Tokyo’s Shibuya district, this American-inspired bar retains all the charms of a Japanese tavern, or izakaya, and transforms it into a relaxed and lively bar.

 

 

The highlight of the interior is the wooden bar area and ceilings adorned with tatami frames. The shelving behind the bar area is tastefully adorned with bottles upon bottles as well as regularly updated fresh produce. Whilst the bar area is busy, there is a sense of space and minimalism which serves to add to the casual feel. With great coffees and mocktails offered throughout the day, the atmosphere is light and breezy – a place where you can easily meet for either a quick coffee or a serious drink, depending on how your day is going.

Despite the oh-so-breezy nature of this US-inspired insertion into Tokyo’s bar scene, there are seriously good cocktail creations on offer. Don’t miss the New York Lemonade, an emulsion (don’t stir it!) which changes taste and evolves in alcoholic strength as you go. If you need something to soak up the spirits, there is a decent supply of classy bar snacks available. We suggest trying the mapo tofu hotdog, a deliciously spicy carb-laden snack which is guaranteed to do the job perfectly.

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