Ebisu has vintage store, boutiques, patisseries, all located conveniently near Ebisu Station just off Central Shibuya and Roppongi, but also many bars, restaurants, Izakayas, Pubs, and tachinomi, or stand-and-drink bars, which can be found near the West Exit of the Ebisu Station off Komazawa-dori. It can easily be reached by JR Yamanote Line and the Hibiya Line.
The Central Area of Ebisu is made up by the Yebisu Garden Place and the Westin Hotel. Yebisu Garden can be conveniently accessed from Ebisu Station via the Yebisu Skywalk, which is covered moving walkway - removing the hassle of having to walk yourself - that takes you all the way to the headquarters of Sapporo Breweries, The Beer Museum Yebisu, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography. A good way to view Tokyo is from one of the restaurants on the 38th floor of Yebisu Garden Place Tower.
The name Ebisu is derived from one of the Seven Gods of Fortune of Japan. In 1890 Japan Beer introduced the Yebisu Beer brand. The name was intentionally spelled with a "Y", which is not pronounced. In order to transport this liquid delight Japan Beer needed a point of distribution and therefore a railway station was built in 1901. The area around it was soon named Ebisu. Japan Beer grew into Sapporo Beer Ltd. The area was redeveloped after Sapporo Beer moved the breweries to neighboring Chiba Prefecture in 1988 and reopened as Yebisu Garden Place in 1994