Established in 1928 in Wakayama prefecture, reputable sake brewery Heiwa Shuzou has opened a brewpub in Nihonbashi-Kabutocho. Here you can enjoy a range of the brewery’s freshly made sake, and there are ten varieties daily to choose from.
Heiwa Doburoku Brewery’s traditional rice wines are always reliable, but at this slick, wooden bar, you might want to try the brewery’s ambitious and modern take on the classic Japanese tipple. There’s the Azuki Doburoku (¥550 for 70ml), which is made with azuki beans, and the refreshing Kuromame Doburoku made from black beans. The Hop Doburoku, on the other hand, is very likeable thanks to its pronounced citrus aroma. The bar also serves a good selection of liquors and craft beers if you want something different for a change.
Sake is best enjoyed when you have something to nibble on. So pair your drinks with saba (mackerel) sushi (¥400), a popular dish from Wakayama. Better yet, get the excellent chocolate made with umeshu and kishu nanko-ume plum.