Visiting Tokyo!
posted August 3, 2015 11:18 AM   RSS

Hello lovely Mefites of Tokyo! I will be visiting your amazing city for the first time and I would love to meet you. I will be staying in a hotel in the Ueno neighborhood, but I will happily go to anywhere you suggest. I'm hoping to see some unique Tokyo nightlife. I was thinking the night of August 13th would be best. I land on the 12th and I fear I may be a bit jet lagged that day.
posted by chatongriffes to Proposed (18 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Judging from past proposed meetups, craft beers seem to be popular with Tokyo MeFites, so I'd like to propose meeting at the new beer bar Wiz near Ochanomizu. I've been there once and they seem to have a nice beer selection, comfortable seating, and acceptable snacks.

Alternatively, Maach Ecute in Akihabara is having a beer event called Beer Arches, with inexpensive craft beers from around Japan. There's not much in the way of food though....
posted by Umami Dearest at 12:23 AM on August 4, 2015

There is - as of yesterday - another alternative. After being shut down at his Omotesando location, MeFite Ghidorah is now up and running at his new shop in Kanda … with both beer and bites. I know that he wouldn't propose it himself, so I'll take the liberty of putting the idea into play …

Their Facebook page has a map, etc ….
posted by woodblock100 at 12:56 AM on August 4, 2015 [1 favorite]

Oh I'm definitely up for that!
posted by Umami Dearest at 1:29 AM on August 4, 2015

Awww, I'm going to be in Tokyo this Saturday-Monday, so I'll miss it. :(
posted by emmling at 6:20 AM on August 4, 2015

Wiz is indeed pretty nice, with a good amount of space. Our place, Beer Animal, is indeed up and (sort of) running, although we're still working on some aspects of it. One benefit of our new location is that we are pretty close to a lot of other places, so if hopping around is something you've got in mind, we're within walking distance of Wiz, Craft Beer Market Mitsukoshi-Mae, and Devilcraft Kanda.

And emmling, if you'd like to stop by, the new place is closed on Sundays, just so you know.
posted by Ghidorah at 5:56 PM on August 4, 2015 [1 favorite]

That sounds lovely. Ghidorah, I'm looking forward to seeing your place. What time works for everyone?
posted by chatongriffes at 6:25 PM on August 4, 2015

Anytime is fine with me....
posted by Umami Dearest at 8:24 PM on August 4, 2015

Yeah, I'm pretty much guaranteed to be here, so any time you folks feel like wandering in is fine with is!
posted by Ghidorah at 1:49 AM on August 5, 2015

I think 7pm is a typical time for weeknight engagements in Tokyo, so I will propose that. It will give everyone time to move on in case they want to check out more nightlife in the local Kanda area.
posted by Umami Dearest at 3:38 AM on August 9, 2015

I feel the need to apologize, but we're actually going to be closed this week to figure out some things and fancy things up. If we are doing a meetup, we're going to need to find another place. Horribly sorry about that.
posted by Ghidorah at 5:11 AM on August 10, 2015

Should we aim to meet at Wiz at 7pm? Ghidorah, I hope you will still be able to join us.

P.S. I have some American junk food to share--so far it's individual size bags of Doritos and Reese's. Are there any special requests?
posted by chatongriffes at 11:51 AM on August 10, 2015

I'm honestly not sure if I can make it, but I'll try, if only to just say hello. Wiz is a pretty nice place, and is reasonably easy to get to.
posted by Ghidorah at 11:49 PM on August 10, 2015

Wiz it iz....

I think it's new enough that we won't need a reservation (especially during Obon). And I think some of the staff speak English.

Although perhaps not the person who picked the name for this beer bar.
posted by Umami Dearest at 1:04 AM on August 11, 2015 [1 favorite]

Hi everyone! My flight was delayed and I just landed and got through customs. I'm headed to my hotel in Ueno and then if people are still up for it, I'll head to Wiz. See you soon!
posted by chatongriffes at 1:06 AM on August 13, 2015

Welcome to Tokyo!

Wiz is on the ground floor of Water ad Tower.
posted by Umami Dearest at 2:44 AM on August 13, 2015

Er Watteras Tower.
posted by Umami Dearest at 2:45 AM on August 13, 2015

Three people is still a meetup! Fun was had, various animal cafes were discussed and rated!
posted by Ghidorah at 8:50 AM on August 13, 2015 [2 favorites]

Sadly, I've moved across the sea to that nation with the dirty air... Enjoy Tokyo!
posted by gen at 5:07 PM on August 15, 2015 [1 favorite]

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