This evening I had the chance to go to one with a colleague from Gaba, as a sort of farewell because my last day there is Sunday.
We went to one called 'Hub' (a big chain in Japan) in Ebisu (恵比寿), near Gaba's headquarters.
The first thing we did was order drinks and food. My first fish and chips of the trip! They were okay, not as greasy and fatty as you expect from real British chips but they were good all the same.
Despite following obvious stereotypes for the design, it actually looked quite authentic. And because people are allowed to smoke in there (which is now illegal in the UK), it had the older style atmosphere, which was surprisingly nice!
One of my drinks...
I was surprised that there were only four other foreigners there, the rest were all Japanese, and it got very busy at about 7pm, after people finished work.
For Y100, you could select a song from this computer. There are only English songs, and there was a really good selection. I think there were over 5,000 songs!
Because I've become a karaoke-fiend, I arranged to meet a few colleagues for karaoke on Friday afternoon. I think it's strange to go in the afternoon, it should be an evening thing, but apparently it's significantly cheaper if you go on an off-peak period.
I liked the British pub. I expected it to be full of cliches and stereotypes, and perhaps it was, but I was too blinded by the handpumps, barstools and wooden floors to notice.