Thrash Zone sounded like some dodgy, off-the-beaten track bar when I first heard about almost a decade ago now in 2006. It was originally on a second floor and if you scour the internet hard enough, you’ll find a picture of BeerTengoku at that bar looking worse for wear. Thrash Zone is essentially an outlet for Thrashzone Brew Labo beers with most of them having an abv from 7% to 10%.
Located about a five-minute walk from Yokohama station, Thrash Zone is found on the first floor of what appears to be a residential block, surrounded by apartment blocks. We’ve been there numerous times throughout the week (sometimes as early as midday while also late at night before closing) The atmosphere has always been better towards the end of the evening, when the bar starts to fill up from 8pm or as early as 6pm on a Friday. The bar is non-smoking both inside and also in the general vicinity; however, there is a park nearby where you can smoke.
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Inside, Thrash Zone is decked out with Marshall stack amps up along the back wall, but I suspect that it is panelling. Posters around the outside shore up as decoration around the bar, and plenty of metal music playing. It’s always been present with sometimes thrash metal or heavy metal, or on the rarest of occasions, some 80’s hair metal. If you don’t like that kind of music then it is possible to ignore it, if you put headphones on as I’ve seen some people do from time-to-time.