Bright, airy and open, Suzuki Shuhan offers comprises of both a sake bottle shop and an authentic standing area for you to indulge in a few craft beers. Not only specialising in sake, they offer liquors for every occasion; from every part of Japan. These include sake, shochu, plum wine, whiskey just to name a few. Of course, Tokyo’s not just about sake, and locals and visitors alike love a good craft beer. Luckily this place has plenty to choose from too (at a very reasonable price). For a 150¥ corking fee, you can take your pick and enjoy in the traditional way, stood at the bar with good company.
The staff are very friendly, and it's the perfect spot to chat with the local regulars while sipping a craft beer or nihonshu. Unlike some of the other venues, this place maintains a chic vibe, serving various regional sakes in delicate wine glasses. Depending on the time of year, you’ll also get the chance to sample some seasonal sake selections (although this deluxe selection starting at 250 yen per glass). Popular names include "Ishizuchi," "Dassai," and "Kudokijozu", and are served at 300 yen per 90cc.
5-25-2 Negishi, Taito-ku, Tokyo - Nearest station: Minowa (2 min walk)