Located under the tracks in Shimbashi... who owns this piece of land?
Scott invited me to check out one of his favorite watering holes in Shimbashi micro-brewery "DRY DOCK."
My image of salary-man on a budget Shimbashi is 200-300yen beers and cheap eats but this place charged a premium for import beers (American, Belgium, German, Cech, Hawaiian etc). Draft beer started from 650yen with a range to 1,500yen.
Had to start with the house recommendation from Maui Brewing Co. Bikini Blonde Lager was light and smooth... a great start to the evening.
Scott recommended the Chicken Basket... fried (mochiko chicken?) chicken on a bed of giant french fried potatoes. 650yen for 3 or 950yen for 5... but can add an extra chicken for 150yen.
Mari's Belle-Vue 850yen... Cherry flavored and very easy to drink.
Making my 650yen Asahi Draft Beer~...
Bartender was non-stop making beers during the 2hrs we were there.
Simple draft beer done to perfection... dipping the beer. Guys hands were all wrinkled up like he was at the pool way too long. Must be making goooood yenjamins~.
First floor is all stand up counter area and 2nd floor with tables. If you want to mingle then hit up the 1st floor...you are only inches away from fellow beer lovers.
Tiny one man kitchen at the end of the bar.
Closed out the night with Hopsun and Belle-Vue.
Noticed some Softsoap in the bathroom... isnt this from the US?
7 Beers, Chicken Basket, French Fries Total: @8,000yen. Overall the place was immaculate, friendly crowd, great staff and so many selections of beers from around the world. If you are in the Shimbashi/Shiodome area please give this place a try. Under the tracks on the main road so hard to miss. I'd suggest to use this place as a starting point for your night out...import beers were on the expensive side so try the famous chicken basket and have 2 beers... then move on~.
SHOP: Shimbashi Dry-Dock
Location: SHIMBASHI Station (But can also walk from SHIODOME Station).
Foodie Website: http://r.tabelog.com/tokyo/A1301/A130103/13041814/
Shop Website: http://www.shimbashi-dry-dock.com/
Address J: 東京都港区新橋3-25-10
Address E: Tokyo, Minato-ku, Shimbashi 3-25-10
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