Standing Sake Bar / Pub KURI in Shinbashi 新橋 Tokyo - 庫裏 日本酒

日本酒 Standing Sake Bar / Pub KURI 和酒パブ 庫裏
KURI 庫裏 is sake bar chain in Tokyo. They specializes in sake. 2 of their bars are reasonable standing bar style and located in Shinbashi 新橋 Tokyo.

Bar name

  • Washu Pub KURI 和酒パブ 庫裏 (in the picture above)
  • Tachinomi KURI 立ち呑み 庫裏

What they have in common are ...

Type of the bars
These bars are good for 1 to 3 people, because of a little room. The bars are located in the same building, but on the different floors. They are not liquor store.
They don't offer main courses like restaurants do. Instead, they only offer finger foods such as pickles, some Japanese food and so on. Therefore, you should eat before you come here.
The bars are popular with business persons after working, and still unknown spots for international tourists.

  • Cash on delivery
  • No service fee / No cover charge
  • Prices are including tax.
  • There is no English menu.
  • Order, pay and then get your sake at the cash desk.
  • Please return your empty glasses to the cash desk / bar counter.
  • Water is free of charge and self service.

Sake prices
A cup of sake (90ml) mainly costs between 200 and 900 yen at the standing bars.
If you want to have only one or two drinks at the bars, these bars are perfect for you, because you can easily go in and out without hesitation. Good!
When you order sake, usually the bartender will show the sake bottle like in the picture below. You can take the pictures and check the details of the labels.

They also offer some finger foods / snacks displayed near the counter. If you don't speak Japanese, please point to the drink and food you want to order. The snacks cost about 100 or 200 yen.

Recommended drink
Tenshu-omakase-set 店主おまかせセット 1000 yen
If you're not familiar with sake brands and can't decide what to order, I recommend that you order a sake flight which includes 3 kinds of sake recommended by the bartender.

Specialty of Washu Pub KURI 和酒パブ 庫裏

  • Wash means Japanese alcohol beverages. They mainly offer many kinds of sake, and they also have a few kinds of Japanese whiskey, wine and so on.
  • Smoking is accepted inside Wash Pub KURI.

日本酒 Standing Sake Bar / Pub KURI 和酒パブ 庫裏
Tenshu-omakase-set 店主おまかせセット  1000 yen
Sake flight of Washu Pub KURI includes no finger food.
日本酒 Standing Sake Bar / Pub KURI 和酒パブ 庫裏

日本酒 Standing Sake Bar / Pub KURI 和酒パブ 庫裏
Website (in Japanese)
http://www7a.biglobe.ne.jp/~kurisake/pub4.html

Business hours
1:00pm - 12:00am
* Sunday is closed.

Tachinomi KURI is located on the B1F in a building “Shinbashi ekimae building ichi gokan 新橋駅前ビル1号館 ” .
Google Maps
The nearest station is Shimbashi 新橋 Station.

Specialty of Tachinomi KURI 和酒パブ 庫裏

日本酒 Standing Sake Bar KURI 立ち呑み 庫裏

  • It opens onto a corridor and has no door like an open air store. (Although it is inside the bulging.)
  • Smoking is NOT accepted at Tachinomi KURI. If you seriously want to taste the sake flavors, this bar is very good!

日本酒 Standing Sake Bar KURI 立ち呑み 庫裏
These are sake labels on the wall.
日本酒 Standing Sake Bar KURI 立ち呑み 庫裏
Hang out with local people! They are friendly!
日本酒 Standing Sake Bar KURI 立ち呑み 庫裏
Please check the prices on a sheet of sake menu in Japanese. Usually 40 kinds of sake are available.
Other sake and snack menu are written on a wall (chalkboard).
日本酒 Standing Sake Bar KURI 立ち呑み 庫裏
Tenshu-omakase-set 店主おまかせセット  1000 yen
Sake flight of Tachinomi KURI includes 3 cups of sake and 2 kinds of finger foods.
日本酒 Standing Sake Bar KURI 立ち呑み 庫裏
PRO TIP
At Tachinomi KURI, when you stand the bar counter and pay for your first drink, you will sometimes receive your change in a small dish, like in the picture above.

If you would like to behave like a Japanese regular customer, you should add more money to go toward the next drink. By doing so, the bartender will correct the payment automatically when you order drinks.
Don't worry. Nobody steal your money.
日本酒 Standing Sake Bar KURI 立ち呑み 庫裏
Website (in Japanese)
http://www7a.biglobe.ne.jp/~kurisake/TACHINOMI.html

Business hours
Monday - Friday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
* Saturday, Sunday and national holiday are closed.

Tachinomi KURI is located on the 1F in the building “Shinbashi ekimae building ichi gokan 新橋駅前ビル1号館 ” .
Google Maps
The nearest station is Shimbashi 新橋 Station.

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