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Archive for 12月, 2016

  • BAR

    Y.Y.G. Brewery & Beer Kitchen

    - by Keita Nohara

    新宿駅から6分ほど歩いたところに位置するY.Y.G. Brewery & Beer Kitchen(以下、Y.Y.G. Breweryと表記)は都心の真ん中にある醸造所として2016年4月1日にオープンした。
    筆者がY.Y.G. Breweryを知ったのは2016年の5月のこと。
    渋谷にあるというアパレルショップに出張でクラフトビールの出店をしていたことがきっかけだった。
    今回、インタビューに答えてくれた、ブリュワーの山之内圭太さんと筆者は偶然にも同じ名前であることを知り、その事がきっかけで急速に親交が深まった。
    それからというもの、筆者自身もプライベートでビールを楽しみにしばしば訪れるお店だ。訪れる度に新しいクラフトビールが醸造されていて、こんなに趣向を凝らしたビールはなかなか飲むことができないと思いつつ、ホテルに来る宿泊のお客様にもビールが美味しいお店を知りたいと聞かれたらY.Y.G. Breweryを必ず紹介してしまう。

  • BAR

    Bar Toilet

    - by Rin

    Even though this alley is only 3 minutes walking from the National Garden of Shinjuku, it is so calm and small that one does not easily notice it.
    They were searching for a place around the business district.
    Such things as a bathtub or a Ryan McGinley picture are warmly lighted by oil lamps, in this lively and somewhat mysterious place.
    Even though naming a ‘Bar Toilet’ may not seem the best of choice, there is a logic behind it.
    “ WC is places where you can empty your head and zone out, where no matter how busy outside is, you can relax. And this is the feeling I want my customers to experience when entering this bar. ”
    Once or twice a week, `Toilet` holds piano live events and sometimes picture expositions where customers can relax and enjoy some art.
    Normally, this place is only meant to drink, but depending on the seasons, they also serve food.
    This time, it was grilled cheese and vegetables with a homemade Anchovy sauce, which saltiness balanced perfectly with the sweetness of the grilled vegetables.
    I asked “ What are your hopes for the future of this place? ”
    Bar staff told “ As we do not have any signboard outside, people that come to `Toilet` have almost all been introduced by friends, so I wish more people could come and enjoy a moment of relaxation. I want to go on providing this to more and more customers. “