Precision Drinking At The Science Bar
I must insist that you hoist a glass at the Science Bar Incubator, in the name of research! The bartender/owner has a degree in medical engineering, but his most successful experiments to date seem to be shots of tequila served with salt and lemon wedges in petri dishes, flights of wine measured out in test tubes, and beer chasers drafted into 500 ml beakers.
After donning one of the bar’s collection of white coats, you can peer into a nearby microscope to ponder whether you’re seeing a cross-section of knee tissue or a cosmic metaphor for the metaverse.
Your flask of saké comes with its own Bunsen burner, so you can warm it to the ideal temperature.
It pays to drink that beer quickly, before it begins to resemble a beaker full of some other…yellow…stop, don’t go there. Just…don’t go there.
If you’d like to visit the Science Bar Incubator the next time you’re in Tokyo, a map is on my website, The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had.
Jonelle Patrick is the author of the Only In Tokyo mystery series, now out for the first time in paperback
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