There’s an exciting newcomer to Boston’s bar scene – Koji Club, the city’s very first establishment to be dedicated to sake. Located at Charles River Speedway marketplace in Brighton, Koji Club aims to entertain and educate the Boston crowds with one sake cup at a time.
Owner Alyssa Mikiko DiPasquale intends for the bar to reintroduce sake to audiences who know little about the beverage. Oftentimes, patrons of sushi restaurants will blindly order sake along with their dinner without really knowing anything about sake. That’s where the Koji Club come in – the venue will be focused entirely on sake and all its variations, while still keeping it accessible to sake amateurs and connoisseurs alike.
The club is an intimate setting, with seats for 16 people. The minimalist yet charismatic design of the space includes vintage Japanese plates, translucent amber bar stools, and Kinto glassware.
Even if you don’t know a lick about sake, their menu makes it easy to enjoy – the tasting notes have been crowdsourced from real customers, so you’ll know what to expect when you’re ordering.
In addition to sake, there is small selection of bar foods to enjoy, made in collaboration with local restaurants and businesses such as Super Bien and Curio Spice. You can even order a charcuterie plate – but at the end of the day the focus is on the sake.
Koji Club hosts ticked tasting sessions on Sundays for those looking to try a wide variety of sakes. In the future, you can expect classes and talks, along with karaoke nights at the Club! Stay tuned to their website and social media pages for more info.
You can find the Koji Club at 525 Western Ave (at the Charles River Speedway) in Brighton from Wednesday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday, 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.
[featured image: Facebook / Koji Club]