Patrons of #barmiyako may be familiar with “Okome-chan,” the contemporary dancer who works part time with us, but on Saturday, May 11 – for one night only – Okome-chan will be in total command of the bar! We’re calling it ✨Okome Night✨ so please stop by if you’re interested!
Coincidentally, the latest production from Okome-chan’s dance company, Co. Yamada Un, will be opening at the end of this month. Titled “Prelude,” (link in Japanese only) the performance features an omnibus of choreography to various preludes. In the production’s honor, we’ll be serving the Prelude Fizz cocktail at the bar this month. Made with Campari, lemon juice and a secret ingredient, the cocktail is slightly sweet but tangy, refreshing and a bit nostalgic, so please do give it a try if you think this is for you!
This week, we’ll be open as usual from Tuesday, May 7, so hope to see you all back at the bar!
This year, April 16 marks the 130th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin’s birth! As such, we’d like to introduce the eponymous cocktail created in honor of the famous silent movie icon. Made with sloe gin, apricot brandy and lemon, the cocktail is sweet but refreshing, so please stop by if you’d like a taste!
One interesting episode with regard to Chaplin and Japan: he was said to have been one of the assassination targets in the 1932 “May 15 Incident,” a military coup that resulted in the assassination of Japanese Prime Minister Tsuyoshi Inukai. Chaplin had been visiting Japan at the time and had been slated to attend a welcome reception on May 15, but luckily, he had decided to watch a sumo match on the day and the reception was postponed. What a close call!
#barmiyako is open this week as usual from 7pm to 1am on weekdays and from 7pm to 12 midnight on Saturday, so we hope to sell you all back at the bar soon!