QUICK UPDATE: On our last visit Fiesta Garcia now are mainly selling their own beers under the brewery name Garcia Brew. They were in pretty modern styles, so if you’re heading here to drink Bayern Meister you might be disappointed. Not sure if they still have it. The food is still lovely by the way.
– Slightly tricky to find. Get to the google maps location and you’ll see what looks like a little corridor/alley through the building with lots of restaurants and bars in it. Look out for that big blue Bayern Meister flag shown in the picture. It was maybe about halfway along the corridor, but probably not exactly where it shows on google maps. The main bar area is pretty small with perhaps five counter seats and a little table for two. However there is another seating area with some more tables (maybe for about 10) and another small bar next door which you get to by walking past the side of the counter. At first we didn’t notice it was the same place and thought we had been unlucky given that the main area was full. It also looked like there was an upstairs area, but it wasn’t in use when we were there. This place is a Peruvian restaurant and bar, and feels pretty relaxed and comfortable.
– Eight taps of beer, some of which veered towards the bigger side of imported craft beer (actually, I think some of them actually are ‘crafty’ not craft). The big selling point for me was the three taps of Bayern Meister. This is a beer that you don’t often see outside of Shizuoka and was why we went here. Beer is served in two sizes, pint and regular. The pint is US, I believe, and the regular was probably about 300-350ml. Brooklyn Lager and a Far Yeast beer were the lowest priced at ¥850 and ¥600 for the two sizes. The high end were a US imported IPA and the high alcohol Bayern Meister beers and these cost ¥1200 and ¥800. They also had some cans and bottles in the fridge but I didn’t get a close look for either price or selection. Sorry!
– No smoking, some super late opening and no cover charge. I don’t normally mention the food in this section but as I’ve declined to do it above, I will now. We had some really nice cheese based dishes. I believe they might make their own cheese actually. Didn’t check out the rest of the menu, but if you’re in the market for cheese or other (non-specified by me) Peruvian dishes along with some lovely Bayern Meister beer, this is the place for you!
Yeah, I realise I could have done a better job on this post, but this was our first stop on a pretty busy schedule and I was reveling in the excitement of a 4-0 away victory so I didn’t exactly pay much attention. If it’s feelings you’re interested in, I really enjoyed this place. The solitary bartender was very friendly and did a great job of pouring beers from two bars and cooking food. This was a really nice surprise and was definitely the highlight of our Shizuoka drinking. It’s nice to find somewhere with a bit of a different concept and there was a multi-national thrill in drinking German style Japanese beer made by a German in a Peruvian bar/restaurant in Shizuoka. Will definitely go back next time we’re in town. Cheers!
Japanese breweries seen on tap:
Friday & Saturday, 18:00-03:00
七間町11-5, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka-ken