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Drinking alone in bar 2018/10/16 19:31
I'm interested in heading to a bar called Shugar when I'm in Tokyo which is a bar specialising in umeshu and fruit liquors. They have nomihodai for 1.5 hr, 2 hr etc and I really like umeshu and would like to try out the different kinds they have on offer because it sounds like they have a decent range.

I'm travelling by myself and don't know if I'll have anyone who would be joining me so I was wondering how it would be taken if I just rock up, spend 1.5 hr or whatever trying the different drinks and reading a book in the corner? Their marketing seems very group focused and sometimes that means they aren't super happy if you're by yourself but sometimes it's totally fine.
by moonangelica (guest)  

Re: Drinking alone in bar 2018/10/17 10:34
Use booking form, in Tokyo "Shibuya(aJ)" or "Shinjuku(Vh)" branch only.
https://shugar.jp/market/english/
And name is not only "Shugar", "SHUGAR MARKET(VK[}[Pbg)".

Shinjuku branch is here.
https://shugar.jp/market/shinjuku/
https://goo.gl/maps/4JFDNxPUywB2

Because it is interior decoration for women, no worry going alone.
https://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1303/A130301/13191328/dtlphotolst/3/smp2/
https://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1304/A130401/13196970/dtlphotolst/3/smp2/
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Re: Drinking alone in bar 2018/10/17 18:33
Thank you :)
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Re: Drinking alone in bar 2018/10/18 12:51
Hi Sembikiya, the place strictly only for woman?
by LeonLim rate this post as useful

Re: Drinking alone in bar 2018/10/18 14:47
@LeonLim Their marketing features both men and women so I believe both are welcome.
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Re: Drinking alone in bar 2018/10/19 00:23
@ LeonLim

No worry, such limitations are not written on their web site,
and you can find some male customers are also shown in the photos, open URLs again.

But in Japan, plum wine(~ ume shu) and fruit liquor(ʎ kajitsu shu) in this bar are NOT sake()
that most Japanese men like to drink, it means more than 90% is female customers.

BC most Japanese women drink while worrying about drunkenness, health and last train.
Japanese men do not dislike fruit liquors, a ton of "wine(C)" lovers existing.
"~" in English the word "wine" using, but strictly the making method is different.
This is homemade "how to",
https://youtu.be/emgHzVoJCUc
but the taste changes not only the quality of plum seeds, but also by the type of alcohol and sugars.

However, "~(ume)" is not strictly the word "plum" as botany,
it is better to use "Japanese apricot liquor" but too long and also the word "apricot" is not ~,
so "ume shu" as loanword like "karaoke" and "Pokemon" is the best but it seems that it is too late.
Anyway, their bars have also beer(r[) though, but no wine and no enough food menu for hungry man.

If still wondering you should send e-mail ASAP. (contact mail)
https://shugar.jp/contact/
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Re: Drinking alone in bar 2018/10/19 03:07
One male reviewer (in late-40's) wrote about the Shinjuke store, that if you are a ojisan (older male, like the reviewer himself) you stick out like a sore thumb.
https://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1304/A130401/13196970/dtlrvwlst/
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Re: Drinking alone in bar 2018/10/19 13:12
Cool, will check it out when Ifm there. Thanks
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