TOKYO | Gypsy brewer Mikkel Borg Bjergso has been opening a few bars around the world in recent years, and Tokyo is one of the cities that’s been lucky enough to get one. Mikkeller Bar Tokyo is located in the backstreets of Shibuya, and offers 20 rotating taps featuring beers from Mikkeller, other foreign breweries, and Japanese breweries.
Expect to find beers ranging from the accessible Toriaezu Pilsner to the more challenging Hansharo Sumeragi barrel aged in Ichiro’s Malt whiskey barrels, and WarPigs Sky Burial – normal and barrel aged.
Downstairs is a Japanese-style standing bar, upstairs there are seats for a more relaxing vibe. Food is Danish smørrebrød with a Japanese twist, and there’s even a Rick Astley themed bathroom (Mikkeller and Rick Astley recently collaborated on a beer and struck a friendship). It’s a bit quirky, a bit Japanese, a bit Danish, and well worth you time, even if the beers can get pricey.
Mon – Thu: 3:00pm to 12:30am
Fri: 3:00pm to 1:30am
Sat: 12:00pm to 1:30am
Sun: 12:00pm to 12:30am