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Hush-hush Nip Nook

February 16, 2015
These Library Lounge
Perhaps it’s the hard-to-pin location in Minato-ku that has kept longtime LUXE favourite These Library Lounge such a delicious little secret since its inception in 1999 – not that we are complaining, mind you! This soft-lit biblio-esque bolthole serves up exquisite signature sips to only in-the-know locals, taking refuge in its charming, moody milieu of over 3,000 books and periodicals, dark wood panelling, leather-bound seating, and rooms curiously hidden behind sliding bookshelves.

With intimate nook secured, select your preferred fruit from a luscious bowl of seasonal offerings. From there, the expert bartenders will concoct your own personal mix – results could include passion fruit with Champagne, or tea-infused vodka with persimmon. If something stiffer is in order, get acquainted with the range of premium spirits including French apple brandy Calvados and Paul Giraud Tradition Cognac. Feeling nibbly? Then cast your eye over their menu of sophisty snacks from cheese fondue to garlicky escargots on toast, or for something more substantial, dip into their variations of Japanese curry rice with tender pork and stewed vegetables. But shhh! Let’s keep this our little secret.

2-13-19 Nishi-Azabu / Minato-ku / +81 3 5466 7331 / from 7:00 pm till late daily / these-jp.com
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