Slider House Repubrew Mishima : The Bottom Line
Mishima is by no means a hotbed of activity for craft beer, though with Slider House Repubrew Mishima, at least there is some signs of life there. However, I would jump on the train and head down to Repubrew in Numazu instead, unless you really want some sliders with your beers. The whole place is non-smoking and does have beer flights, along with some English menus and English-speaking staff. There was also some free Wifi for people to use.
Slider House Repubrew Mishima : The Full Write-Up
Slider House Repubrew Mishima has been on the list of places I’ve wanted to get to for a while now, but it was after the Baird Beer Anniversary Party back in June 2021 that I managed to get along. After a short cycle from Shuzenji up to Mishima, with part of it being in the rain and a quick stop off at Hansharo Beer for a mid-ride beer, we made it to Slider House Repubrew Mishima, but just before opening and the staff were adamant that we couldn’t come in, in spite of the rain getting heavier, and us getting wetter.
Slider House Repubrew Mishima opened in September 2020, and if you hadn’t had guessed by now, it’s the sister put to the Numazu branch, though the focus at Slider House Repubrew is sliders – something, that being British, I had not heard of until going here, though I was informed that they were small hamburgers – more on that later.
Slider House Repubrew : Atmosphere and Interior
Walking into Slider House Repubrew Mishima, you’re greeted by a lot of wood, and what seemed to be a modern take of an American diner – leather couches in horseshoe configurations, with a low and wide counter that overlooked the kitchen, and massive amount of tables with appropriate seating for around 60 people. The whole place is non-smoking and there is no table charge either.
In terms of entertainment, things took more of an unusual twist with an eclectic mix of music from played from the last 40 or so years with American and Japanese songs being played. Nothing too loud to detract away from conversations but just enough to be heard. There was also some baseball games going on in the background too, with TVs dotted around the bar, but no volume.
Slider House Repubrew Mishima: Approach to Covid-19
Slider House Repubrew Mishima had one of the most stringent approaches I’ve come across over the last couple of years – before you can get in, you’ve got to sign a waver and add your name and phone number in case you, or anyone else in the bar, tests positive. Then you have to have a temperature check, spray alcohol, and wear a mask when you’re not drinking or eating.
Slider House Repubrew Mishima : Beer Information
As Slider House Repubrew Mishima is part of the Repubrew chain, the only beers I saw on the tap list were from Repubrew, though with over 20 taps, there was plenty of selection. In terms of pricing, the beers came in two sizes: half (240ml) from 650 yen, and US Pint (473ml) from 910 yen. There were also some beer flights on offer with a basic set of four chosen beers from taps 1 to 4 costing 1200 yen for 4 x 150ml glasses, or a more expensive option at 1,380 yen that got you any four beers on the menu. All of the prices included tax.
The beers were – ok. Maybe they didn’t travel well, or perhaps they were a bit old, but the NE-IPA was heavy on the chlorides and salty while the amber was more hoppy than malty. Next time I go, I’ll be picking the beer flight instead to try more of the beers. There were also some canned beers to takeaway at the front of the store – though they could not be drunk in the store at all.
Slider House Repubrew Mishima : Food Information
The whole deal behind Slider House Repubrew Mishima is sliders, as the name suggests, and I found out that sliders are a form of hamburger smaller than usual so you can eat more. Perhaps someone forget to tell the staff at Slider House Repubrew, as the burgers were more expensive than expected, and also packed with so many vegetables that I thought I was eating a salad sandwich.
The whole menu was pretty much in Japanese, with just some very basic information in English. I was very hungry after my ride up so got a hamburger yet I was left feeling hungry and 1,500 yen in the wallet lighter. It was a tasty piece of meat but if I am paying that much money for a hamburger, give me more of patty. There were some other dishes on the menu, with some sides and pasta, but not too many choices for vegetarians / vegans.
Slide House Repubrew Mishima : Details
- Open: Tuesday – Thursday 11:00 – 15:00 / 17:00 – 23:00 (L.O Food 22:00 Drink 22:30) Friday 11:00 – 15:00 / 17:00 – 24:00 (L.O Food 23:00 Drink 23:30) Saturday 13:00 – 24:00 (L.O Food 23:00 Drink 23:30) Sunday 13:00 – 23:00 (L.O Food 22:00 Drink 22:30)
- Closed: Mondays
- Happy Hour: N/A
- Phone: 05-5957-9640
- Homepage: https://www.repubrew.com/
- Social Media: Facebook
Slider House Repubrew Mishima : Getting There
The closest station to Slide House Repubrew Mishima is Mishima on the JR Tokaido Line. It’s about a 5 minute walk from the south exit.