S-46 Beer Market is a Shonan Beer joint, located in Tsujido a stone’s throw away from the glimmering plateaus of Terrace Mall. In fact, leaving the football-pitch-strength lights of TeraMo when walking there makes the bar feel as if it’s plunged into darkness.
This is the second time I’ve visited the awkwardly named S-46 Beer Market. The first time was just at the end of the lunch service, where we enjoyed a quiet meal after seeing a movie about a shouting monster. I wanted to come back the next time and dig in to the beers. If you’ve been to a Shonan Beer location (or read our Mokichi review), you’ll know that they have a pleasantly large selection of their own beers on tap and also in bottles. S-46 sadly doesn’t have any bottles for sale, but unlike Mokichi they do have four rotating guest beers, so that’s alright. Regular contributors include Brimmer Brewing and any brewer with “Kogen” in the title.
We tried the Nasu Kogen Scottish Ale, the Shonan Lemongrass Wheat (previously seen at the Oofuna Beer Festival), Bock, Peach Weizen and Session IPA and the Brimmer Sauvin Wheat. They were all good, really. I’ve recently started to enjoy Shonan Beer a lot. It’s a bit of local pride welling up in me (I’d still never buy it in bottles though, it’s ridiculously expensive).
Onto the food, then! Due to the small size of the restaurant there isn’t room for a gimmick like Mokichi’s barbecue jiggery-pokery. The menu is still quite extensive, though. We ordered the salad, the scallop and tomato pasta and the sausage selection. The food was great and arrived promptly- the staff kindly put the single serving of spaghetti onto two separate plates for my wife and I to avoid any slopping or Lady and the Tramp-esque comedy romance. Thoughtful!
S-46 Beer Market One Paragraph Review
S-46 Beer Market is a great little place to relax in after a busy day shopping in Terrace Mall. It’s also a lot easier to find than Mokichi. Go down and see what their guest beers are!
S-46 Beer Market Details
Open: Daily 11:30am to 15:00 (L.O 14:30) 17:00 to 24:00 (L.O 23:30).
Closed: Third Tuesday of the month
Website (in Japanese): S-46 Beer Market Homepage
How to Get to S-46 Beer Market
The only station that serves Tsujido is the JR Tokaido line. Take that down to Tsujido station and take the West exit, then head north over the footbridge (the map shows directions from the main exit).