Named after its founder and legendary bartender Shingo Gokan, The SG Club knows how to have fun with cocktails while still maintaining the level of professionalism that has come to exemplify Tokyo's cocktail scene. A jetsetter and frequent award-winner, Gokan has recently added a couple more trophies to his mantle: he was awarded the 'Altos Bartenders' Bartender' title at the 2019 Asia's 50 Best Bars while The SG Club came in at No. 13 on the list.
The bar is spread out over two floors, each with a different concept and menu. The ground floor space, named Guzzle, is a casual watering hole. The basement, on the other hand, is named Sip, a sophisticated den with the vibes of a speakeasy and a shoe-shine service.
The elaborate drink menu is as eclectic as The SG Club's clientele, often blending influences and ingredients from both Japan and abroad to great results. The classic pisco sour is upgraded with a topping of grated parmigiano reggiano; the margarita-like Flirtibird is made with yuzu, shiso and plum salt; and there's even a bubble tea-inspired cocktail made with Thai iced tea, condensed milk and tapioca pearls. The best part is, there's an English menu and there's no table/cover charge for Guzzle (Sip, however, adds on a service charge).