Right currently there are 2 great factors to stop and also doff our caps to the fantastic, unique Berg. The very first is that this traditional cafe/bar/diner concealed below a much edge of Shinjuku Station has actually simply commemorated its 30th birthday celebration.
Actually, that number includes an asterisk. The initial Berg coffee bar opened up back in 1970, yet it was restored and also spruced up 20 years later on right into the classic cellar procedure it continues to be to today.
Whether you’re there for the coffee (it’s greater than satisfactory for simply ¥200), the beer (from ¥300), the food (basic, fundamental yet truthful, with lunch plates from just ¥500) or simply a rest on your method via the globe’s busiest terminal, little has actually transformed. Berg has actually come to be a genuine establishment, a last stronghold of the spirituous days when Shinjuku was a facility for subcultural inclusivity.
The various other factor for admiring Berg is that it lastly disengaged on cigarette smoking. It might still be constrained and also crowded — though much less so considering that COVID-19 — and also you might still need to stand to appreciate your hotdog, white wine or craft beer. But at the very least it’s much less of a carcinogen. Long might Berg run!
Lumine Est B1F, Shinjuku 3-38-1, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022; 03-3226-1288; berg.jp; open day-to-day 7 a.m.-11 p.m. (other than when the structure is shut); established lunch plate from ¥500, hotdogs from ¥290, coffee from ¥200, beer from ¥300; local terminal Shinjuku; nonsmoking; significant cards, e-money approved; Japanese food selection; takeout offered; little English talked
In line with COVID-19 standards, the federal government is highly asking for that citizens and also site visitors work out care if they pick to see bars, dining establishments, songs locations and also various other public areas.