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Eat A Peach

That’s the name of the tiny bar in Shimo-kitazawa where we ended up last night after listening to Brazilian jazz at Apollo, a slightly larger drinkery where you sip your beer among the musicians as they play.

I think Tokyo should win a prize for the number of businesses operating in spaces the size of a shoebox. Eat A Peach is about 6′ wide and 10′ long. Eight people can fit, if they’re friendly. Because there’s not much room to store everything the bartender might need to mix a drink, sometimes he has to climb through the window at the end of the bar and run upstairs to fetch supplies at Trouble Peach, which is big enough to stock both maraschino cherries AND limes.

If you’d like to visit Shimo-kitazawa the next time you’re in Tokyo, maps are on my website, The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had.

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Jonelle Patrick View All

Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!

3 thoughts on “Eat A Peach Leave a comment

  1. I went to this place several times and I also loved the indie theater posters up long the stairs to go into the bar! I don’t think anywhere else in the world do you see so many “rock bars” such as this one and many others I have encountered all across town.

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