For a long time in its recent history Ebisu has been synonymous with beer. It’s home to the local beer "Yebisu Beer" which many Tokyoites have been known to devour by the gallon after work. It’s between Shibuya and Meguro on the Yamanote line as well as having a natty wee station on the Hibiya line to make it one of the most central and convenient locations in central Tokyo. It has a rep for being a bit snooty and high class but to be honest it’s anything but that.
Ebisu has a plethora of bars and restaurants and has a few independent retail outlets in addition to Mitsukoshi department store in the Ebisu Garden Place location. It’s walking distance to Shibuya, Meguro and Daikanyama and is, to Tokyoites, a premier location for dates and nights out. It may well sound a bit shite but actually, for reasons unknown, it’s a pretty cool and interesting hangout.