London Olympic games will be started very soon. So honoring the sports event, this time we introduce a "real" British pub located in a part of nightspot of Shibuya. Here you may find live British football games taken place at the Olympic host (and football's origin ) country rather than the Olympic games in 2012. Anyway there we are able to feel "real British" feeling.
British Pub "Aldgate" is located in a multitenant building along the busiest "Shibuya Center-gai" (渋谷センター街). The street starting from the most famouse Shibuya diagonal crossing is always filled with young Japaneses and some foreigners, all who are hopping around boutiques, restaurants, bars or many kinds of entertainment places like karaoke, electric game arcade or comedy theatre.
Some people might be embarrassed by the noisy ambience and chaotic situation in the area around Shibuya Center-gai, especially on weekend night. So it's better to check a few of nice places to visit, like Aldgate, our today's feature. Even the Aldgate on the third floor of a small building, it might be difficult to find it without a map, as many bars and restaurants and their signs are found along the noisy long street.
Aldgate offers 20 regular draught beer including ale that are rare to find in Tokyo as well as Japanese craft beer brand "Yona yona real ale". In addition, another several kinds of guest draught beer are available. Finally Aldgate must be one of bars which has the largest number of draught beer selections in Tokyo.
For food, needless to say, British icon item, fish & chips is on the list. We can also find "deeper" Brisith food such as cottage pie, beef in Ale, Welsh rabbit, Jacket potato, chicken and celery pudding and "Marmite". Now you see why it is "real" British pub.
Not only because of the wide selections of draught beer and British food but also through its interior decoration, for example, English letters on blackboard, sign boards and flags, all hang on the wall around the bar, we feel full-of-British atmosphere in Shibuya.
Restaurant name: The Aldgate
Address: Shin-iwasaki building 3rd floor, 30-4 Udagawa-cho Shibuyaku Tokyo
Official site (of course English version available) : http://www.the-aldgate.com