Hiranoya is all about changing with the times: founded in 1907, it operated as a liquor dealer-come-convenience store during the bubble economy years of the late ’80s before eventually turning into a beer stand in 2013. It now stocks an incredible 100 varieties of Belgian beer – an obsession of the owner, who fell in love with lambics and lagers during a working holiday abroad and later worked at a Belgian beer bar in Tokyo. In addition to the Flemish thirst-quenchers – there’s at least one Belgian beer on tap at all times – you’ll get to choose from around 50 American and Japanese bottled beers and snacks including sausages and pickles. Worth a special mention are the beautiful brewers’ glasses, procured from breweries around the world to complete your sipping experience. The owner’s mother lords over the kitchen, cooking up heartier fare to complement the brews poured by her son.
|Venue name:||Beer Stand Hiranoya|
11-10 Shinsencho, Shibuya-ku
|Opening hours:||5.30pm-11pm / closed Sun & hols, 3rd Sat of every month|
|Transport:||Shinsen Station (Keio Inokashira line)|