Post by James
Wedge Bottle Shop and Pizza is about 1 minute from Myogadani station on the Marunouchi line. Definitely not a station that has thus far had a lot of craft beer options. It seems to be connected to PDX Taproom which is also on this site (post for that place is here).
There are ten taps (but a couple weren’t on today) of mostly Japanese craft beers but some imports too. The glass sizes were a little bit unusual; Small is 296ml and Regular is 384 ml. Prices were about ¥1000 for Small and between ¥1200 and ¥1400 for Regular. These prices include tax but it’s definitely not cheap. That said it’s probably slightly cheaper than average these days.
As the name of the shop tells you, there are lots of bottles and cans in the fridge. If you want to drink them in the bar you pay an extra charge. This seemed to be calculated as follows: ¥400 +tax (so ¥440) for anything under 500ml and ¥500 +tax (so ¥550) for anything over 500ml. That’s quite a big charge but there were still beers that came in at pretty reasonable prices even after the charge.
I counted six seats at the counter and table seating for about 12. There was also some standing space with beer barrel tables that would fit about eight people.
Obviously pizza is the main food and it’s pretty good. Who doesn’t like pizza with beer? There is other food too.
In short, this is another place in the style of most new craft beer bars i.e. A draught beer lineup supported by an extensive range of bottles and cans that can be drunk on site or taken home. What sets it apart is the pizza, friendly staff and also it’s location.
Japanese breweries seen on tap:
BUT THESE MAY BE CORONA HOURS SO CHECK BEFORE YOU GO
大塚 1-1-13, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo