Today a quick post on somewhere that had previously appeared on my digest post but now has a full entry on here. Good Sleep Baker is a bar with bakery upstairs in an area that I didn't really have anything on my Tokyo Beer Drinker map. It's within about a 20 minute walk of Umegaoka's Taptime which I visited before Good Sleep Baker on a walking pub crawl one very rainy Saturday evening. In case you were interested, I went to Small World and Awashima afterwards. Here's what you need to know.
- Nice feel to the place. Quite small, but doesn't feel cramped. Two counters, one at the bar and one against the wall, both seating around six. There is some standing room too. The ground floor houses the bar, which also sells some food items, including bread from the bakery upstairs. I should have tried it but unfortunately I didn't. Sorry!
- Three taps of Japanese craft beer. The menu displays six, but the bottom three are what is coming on next. Beers are served in pint and half pint (both US I think) and are priced from ¥1000-¥1200 and ¥600-¥700 respectively. You pay for your drinks and any food you order as you go at the counter. Whilst there weren't any mind-blowingly unusual or rare things available, the selection steers clear of the kind of 'cheap kegs' that you find in many places recently.
- There's no cover charge and the place is no smoking. Both very welcome! The clientele appeared to be mainly locals who I guess have been waiting for somewhere to drink beer and eat bread to open in their area for a while. Lucky them!
I liked this place. Whilst you are unlikely to find anything here you won't find anywhere else, it's a nice place to drink your way through the tap list. The prices are round about what you might expect and it seems to be a locally run and locally patronised place, which I always think is a good thing. Some people might think that it doesn't deserve a full write up from what I've said, but I like beer and bread, and I enjoyed my time here. It also fills a nice gap on the map. I imagine I will repeat the same pub crawl again some time in the near future.
Japanese breweries available on tap:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday, 17:00-01:00
世田谷 4-13-20, Setagaya, Tokyo