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Precision Drinking At The Science Bar

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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.
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 chosen of saké comes with its own Bunsen burner, so you can warm it to the ideal temperature.
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.
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.

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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!

4 thoughts on “Precision Drinking At The Science Bar Leave a comment

    • This one actually was a great place, and although the neighborhood is way off the tourist beaten path, I felt they’d be welcoming to non-Japanese speakers too. As a bonus, it’s situated in a charming warren of little streets where there are lots of little eateries of every possible sort. ^^!

  1. That was exactly my reaction to the yellow liquid. Reminded me of when I was incarcerated in a Japanese hospital. Don’t want to know where the bar is, thank you.

    • Well, of course, you could order the flight of wine in the test tubes instead. Oh wait, I didn’t notice at the time (probably because of: beer) but that looks a bit like…uh, nevermind.

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