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Stand Umineko SiB100 (Shibuya / Tokyo)

by Rob
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Stand Umineko SiB100 : The Bottom Line

Stand Umineko SiB100 isn’t the worst bar I’ve been to in Shibuya – that’s probably something that requires a lot of alcohol to talk about – but neither is it the best. The main issue I had with Stand Umineko SiB100, besides it being Derailleur Beer Works is that it’s expensive compared to other bars in the area, that also have better beers on tap too. There are some good things going for Stand Umineko SiB100 though, with its cosy atmosphere and bottle shop upstairs, so perhaps grab some cans to go instead of sticking around.

Stand Umineko SiB100 : Background

Stand Umineko SiB100 is the third in the taprooms from Derailleur Beer Works, a brewery based down in Osaka. Why they have chosen to open this shop here – when we still can’t branches of West Coast Brewing or Minoh Beer in Tokyo – smacks of slight jealously on my part. This expansion opened in August 2023 and can be found in the infamous Dogenzaka area of Shibuya – so put on some comfy shoes as you make a slow meander up the hill to the bar.

Stand Umineko SiB100 Inside

Stand Umineko SiB100 : Atmosphere & Interior

From the outside, Stand Umineko SiB100 has a massive sliding glass door, though which way it was supposed to open was lost on me, both when I went into the bar, and when I was leaving it too. Oops! The bar has three floors, though it seemed that the basement floor was out of action on the day I went as there was a chain guarding the staircase down to it. Perhaps a private party was going on? There is space for apparently 20 people inside, though I didn’t see any areas to sit down, so be prepared to be packed in, rubbing shoulders with the people next to you, and talking to random people.

The first floor is the main bar area, and is pretty narrow. Apparently the floor area is 4 tsubo, making it one of the smallest craft beer bars in Japan – which seems to follow the pattern of the branch in Osaka’s Dotonbori area we went to in January 2024. The second floor is the bottle / can shop where you can get cans to takeaway, but is also used as an overflow drinking area or as a vantage point to look over people as they walk up the hills. The whole place is non-smoking, has no table charge, and also allows for outside drinking on the steps.

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Stand Umineko SiB100 : Beer & Tap Information

Stand Umineko SiB100 has 20 taps of craft beer on, with a split between in-house beers, and also guest beers. Like in other branches, this one also has the confusing sticker system for their beers so let’s revisit that from the Umineko write up. Small beers (240ml) cost from ¥800, medium (350ml) from ¥1,000, and then large (470ml) from ¥1,400 depending on the coloured sticker next to the listing on the menu but all the prices do include tax. As can be seen, the beers are not cheap by any means, and that’s just for the in-house beers. Having to pay ¥1,700 for a beer that is locally made, and let’s be honest, average at best, just is a hard pill to swallow.

There wasn’t an option of a beer flight and I am guessing that’s because all of the beers are served in funky plastic cups with a great little design on them. As mentioned before, you can also get cans, or bottles, for consumption in the store, or to takeaway, but the funky man may or may not be there on the day you go to Stand Umineko SiB100. There is a corkage fee for drinking in the bar, but with so many nice places in the area, it’s a good place to stock up on some cans, or even draught beers, and then go out for a walk.

Stand Umineko SiB100 : Food & Menu Information

I’ll be honest, I didn’t check for food on the day I went to Stand Umineko SiB100, but I did see some smaller dishes and snacks available at the bar. Apparently, there are some small curry choices for those wanting something to eat, but with so many other places to choose from in the area, I’d head there instead. The menus were mostly in Japanese, with just the essential beer information in English, so if you want more details, then head there with someone who can read Japanese. The

Stand Umineko SiB100 : Bar Details

  • Open : Weekdays 17:00 – 23:00 (L.O Drinks 22:30) Friday – Sunday & National Holidays 18:00 – 00:00 (L.O Drinks 23:30)
  • Closed : –
  • Happy Hour : –
  • Phone : 03-6416-9211
  • Homepage (in Japanese) : –
  • Social Media : Instagram

Stand Umineko SiB100 : Location

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