Post by James
MOTS BEER PARTY is a bar I’ve seen on a few Japanese friends’ SNS so I decided to check it out.
The bar is basically a renovated Minka (residence) and it is quite small. There were four counter seats and several stools which I think could be used if more customers come. There is also a bit of outdoor space. The cozy size actually adds to the atmosphere and the whole counter was chatting away like best friends by the time I left.
Now the beer. There were only four taps of Japanese craft but they were mostly beers I hadn’t seen before which was really interesting.
MOTS is about six minutes walk from Toyocho station and about 12 minutes walk from GAHAHA Brewing. Going to both definitely makes sense if you don’t live locally.
The Mots in the name is from a Japanese word that translates as offal. That does seem to be their speciality but at lunchtime that doesn’t seem to be the case. I had a delicious Thai dish.
Prices ranged from about ¥1200 to ¥ 1350 for pints and about ¥800 for half pints. That’s actually pretty good by today’s standards.
I found this to be a really friendly place. The food was good and, although there weren’t many taps, there were beers I hadn’t seen before.
Japanese breweries on tap when I visited:
Kakekawa Farm Brewing
Break Edge Beer Works
(There is usually a GAHAHA beer on tap too)
東陽 5−24−12, Koto-ku, Tokyo