The SG Club
7-8 Jinnan, Shibuya City, Tokyo, Japan
With two Shanghai-based cocktail clubs claiming spaces on Asia’s 50 Best Bars already under his belt, Japanese bartender Shingo Gokan has finally launched his first solo project on home turf. Emphasising a fusion of Japanese and American bartending styles, and incorporating unsung flavour combinations using ingredients from all over the world, The SG Club, which stands for “Sip” and “Guzzle”, claims two floors, with slightly different drinking experiences offered on each. At Guzzle, upstairs, guests sip drinks such as the Banana Daiquiri within a pub-like space, while downstairs at Sip, an industrial aesthetic and jazz sets the tone for more spirit-forward intoxicants, such as the LOL, built with aged Scotch, aged plum liqueur, and melon.