The SG Club

When international superstar bartender Shingo Gokan opened two cocktail bars in Shanghai, talk was rife across the cocktail world as to when he would open in his hometown of Tokyo. In 2019, the cocktailian public got their answer when Gokan opened The SG Club, 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’ (as well as doubling as its owner’s initials), claims three floors, with slightly different drinking experiences offered on each. On the ground floor at Sip, an industrial aesthetic and jazz set the tone for more spirit-forward intoxicants, such as the signature Tomato Tree, built with gin, tomato, dill, elderflower and mastic. At Guzzle, upstairs, guests sip drinks such as the ‘What’s On Tap?’, a gin and tonic infused with condensed beer, and the Lemon Sour, a citrus concoction with lemongrass, lemon verbena and lemon balm.