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Best Bars in Tokyo

Tokyo's most famous bar would have to be the New York bar at the top of the Park Hyatt where Bill Murray's character spend his evenings in the movie 'Lost in Translation'. And rightly so, the view is awesome! But there are some other alternatives and what Tokyo does really well are very small runs, staffed only by the owner and serving a handful or guests. Our Tokyo Bar Guide will get you a drink in the city's tallest buildings and its smaller side streets.

Best Bars in Shibuya

Mikkeller Tokyo

€ €FavouriteOpen Late

Reviewed by: EataCity -

Mikkeller (ミッケラー トウキョウ) is a Danish beer brewer and one of our favourite brewers in the world. They have a bunch of bars in Copenhagen and this is their only Japanese outlet. They brew great ... Read more

Tower Bar Bellovista

€ € €Views

Reviewed by: EataCity -

Almost everyone knows about the New York Bar in the Park Hyatt, fewer know about Bellovista in the Cerulean Tower Hotel. To our mind the view across Yoyogi park is better and on a clear ... Read more

JBS

FavouriteMusic

Reviewed by: EataCity -

JBS (渋谷) stands for jazz, blues and soul. This bar run by Mr Kobayashi, is lined wall to wall with over 10,000 vinyl records. It's small (like all good bars in Tokyo), the drinks are ... Read more

Kurand Sake

€ €BYO FoodSake

Reviewed by: EataCity -

Kurand is a our favourite place for people to get an introduction to sake in Tokyo. They have a huge range of sake, really know they stuff, and often have guest sake makers in house ... Read more

Mayu

€ €FunWine

Reviewed by: EataCity -

Mayu (ワインバー繭) is a wine bar with a difference, the basement has been converted into tiny little caves, customers literally have to crawl into some of the tables. This is not a bar for claustrophobia ... Read more

Sugahara

€ €Whiskey

Reviewed by: EataCity -

We're in love with Sugahara (すがはら 渋谷別館). It's absolutely everything we want from a Japanese whiskey bar. Located in an old house on a quite side street, there are only about 12 seats, the lighting ... Read more

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Best Bars in Shinjuku

New York Bar

€ € € €TouristyViews

Reviewed by: EataCity -

Want to see the bar where Bill Murray spent his nights during 'Lost in Translation'? Want to order a whiskey and say 'Suntory time!'? Want to see Tokyo from the sky? Want to have a ... Read more

Golden Gai

Open Late

Reviewed by: EataCity -

Golden Gai is a small area of bars just north of Shinjuku station. Despite being small there must be 30-40 bars in the area, but each is tiny and tend to be owner-run bars with ... Read more

Iguru

€ € €CocktailsSpeakeasy

Reviewed by: EataCity -

Iguru (イーグル). Venturing down into Iguru's multi level basement bar is a step back to a time of polished wood, velvet, and waistcoat wearing bartenders. Be ironic and order an Old Fashioned. Read more

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