The semiconductor industry routinely trails around the same far-flung places in the world, and then in the evening a tricky question sometimes surfaces: Where can I get a decent pint? This guide might help you find one, and gives you the chance to help others find one, too.
The Mermaid, Tokyo
3-10-9 GF Granbell Hotel Akasaka,
Opening hours: 11:30am – 4am
Eric Janson, Of Austria Microsystems very kindly sent this one in, and he has this to say about it:
“The Mermaid in Tokyo (2 min by foot from Akasaka-Mitsuke metro station) is an excellent pub with Guiness, Spitfire, Hoegaarden, Kirin Ichiban and another four on tap, numerous bottled choices as well as a couple of ciders. Food is not especially outstanding but the most important thing is the atmosphere which is like a real pub in the middle of Tokyo – hard to pull off but they do. Live sports, mishmash of tables and chairs, stale beer smell – GREAT! Always a curious mix of expats and locals. Exit the Akasaka- Mitsuke Metro stop to the narrow street in the entertainment sector, and turn left (heading away from the Hew Otani Hotel.) A couple of short blocks on the right and you are there, it is on the corner ground floor of the Hotel Granbell.”