It was supposed to be so simple.
Irish beer. Irish whiskey. Do a jig. Repeat.
St. Patrick’s Day honor was once again in your grasp. Then... someone challenged you to drink 21 sake
Introducing Tokyo 21
, a friendly little Japanese noodle-and-sake pub, opening tonight in Old
It’s located in the original Kamehachi space on Wells—and in fact, has the same owners—but if you want
sushi, go to their new place across the street. This is strictly a place to satisfy your cravings for
corner tavern with a big bar
, a couple of TVs, good beer and steaming bowls of ramen, chicken yakitori
soy-braised-beef taco or two
Pretty straightforward. Until you realize they have this: the passport. The bartender keeps a passport with
your name behind the bar. Order one of the bombs, your passport gets stamped.
Do a Cherry Bomb
(cherry cider/black cherry vodka/warm sake). Get a stamp. Do a Silk
(bubbly and sake)—another stamp, plus all those jokes about your efficiency with silk
panties. Do a $100 Un-Named Bomb
—yes, relax, it has gold flakes in it—and you’re one-seventh
of the way home.
Do all 21 in 30 days, get your picture on the wall, a T-shirt, a gift card, fame, glory...
Well, mostly glory.
1400 N Wells St
(between Burton and Schiller)
Chicago, IL 60610