Forget Others If You Have Tried These 13 Tokyo Bars

Food & Drink

Published on 19 Dec 2018

by WorldRoamer® Travel Team

Forget Others If You Have Tried These 13 Tokyo Bars

Food & Drink

Published on 19 Dec 2018

by WorldRoamer® Travel Team

Get tipsy in Tokyo with amazing views and drinks at the best Tokyo bars. Read more and don't forget to try them out in your next trip to Tokyo.

Let's get tipsy tonight! We pick out the best bars you should check out, and not all of them are in Shinjuku!

The Japanese know their poison beyond sake, although the former makes for a very good appendage to the drinking soul. Check out the smorgasbord of water holes available for anyone with an alcoholic thirst.

Be whisked away

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May you be spirited away in these whisky bars as you gape and astound at their collection. The owner of Shot Bar Zoetrope has an impressive trove of Japanese whisky, including Ichiro and rare Chichibu bottlings that seem to have disappeared from everywhere else. Right up the 25th floor of Park Hotel sits The Society, with Scotch Malt Whisky Society whiskies that can hardly be found outside the members-only society based in Scotland. While at Campbeltoun Loch, you will found no-longer-produced Karuizawa Japanese whisky or a 1980s Mars Single Malt from the Shinsyu Distillery. You pay a 1,000 cover charge at Cask Strength, but the incredible Scotch and Japanese whisky selection makes it worth the penny. Let’s just name drop here: how about an eight-year Glen Mhor scotch from 1980 or some 1989 Karuizawa Japanese whisky?

Shot Bar Zoetrope
Address: 3F, 7-10-14 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Opening Hours: Mon to Sat, 5:00pm to 11:45pm; Closed on Sun & Holidays
Tel: +81 3 3363 0162

The Society
Address: Shiodome Media Tower 1-7-1 Higashi Shimbashi, 1057227, Minato, Tokyo, Japan
Opening Hours: 5:00pm to 11:00pm daily
Tel: +81 3 6252 1111

Campbeltoun Loch
Address: 1-6-8 Yurakucho Chiyoda Tokyo
Opening Hours: 6:00pm to 4:00am daily
Tel: +81 3 3501 5305

Cask Strength
Address: Main Stage Roppongi, B1F 3-9-11 Roppongi Minato-KuTokyo, Japan
Opening Hours: 6:00pm till morning daily
Tel: +81 3 6432 9772
Website: Cask Strength

Know your tails and be cocky

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You know you can really be cocky when you’ve had your bespoke cocktail and can name the flavours in it, not just because it was created just for you. The cocktail genius Hiroyasu Kayama will concoct a unique blend at Ben Fiddich as long as you forgive the pun. Tucked away in Ebisu is Bar Trench, with character bursting out of its humble abode. The cocktails there are experimental and use spirits like Picon and vegetable bitters, and did we mention fish-infused rice spirit? If you are conventional for a good reason, head to High Five. The respected venue in Ginza will not fail you at your classic cocktails as they have highly trained mixologists. If you are a film buff, you should appreciate a bar where you can have cocktails named after movie titles. Hachigatsu No Kujira gives you a bit of a cheap thrill when you sip on a glass of The Godfather while your pal drinks a Titantic. Lupin is a veteran in the cocktail bar scene in Tokyo, having been around since 1928. To add to its classic reputation, this haunt was frequented by many Japanese authors during the Showa period. To honour that, pictures of them are pasted across the walls.

Ben Fiddich
Address: Yamatoya Bldg. 9F, 1-13-7 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Opening Hours: Mon to Sat, 6:00pm to 3:00am; Closed on Sun & Holidays
Tel: +81 3 6279 4223

High Five
Address: Efflore Ginza5 Bldg. B1F, 5-4-15 Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
Opening Hours: Mon to Sat, 5:00pm to 11:30om; Closed on Sun
Tel: +81 3 3571 5815

Bar Trench
Address: 1-5-8 Ebisunishi Shibuya Tokyo
Opening Hours: Mon to Sat, 7:00pm to 2:00am; Sun & National Holiday, 6:00pm to 1:00am
Tel: +81 3 3780 5291

Hachigatsu No Kujira
Address: Tokyo, Shibuya, Udagawachō 28-13
Opening Hours: 6:00pm to 6:00am daily
Tel: +81 3 3476 7238

Address: B1F, 5-5-11 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Opening Hours: Tue to Sat, 5:00pm to 11:30pm; Closed on Sun & Mon
Tel: +81 3 3571 0750

The view is everything

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Our expectations are sky-high when it comes to having a view. How else to best appreciate Tokyo’s city lights if not over a drink at a vantage point? On the 45th floor of The Ritz Carlton sits Lobby Lounge. The stylish décor complements the exterior landscape. This place is perfect for a daytime cocktail as you do not have to sit under the ruthless sun. If that’s not high enough, go up to New York Bar atop Park Hyatt Tokyo for magnificent views of downtown and live jazz music. For a paranomic view of Kabukiza Theatre, you can head to Oribe Classic Bar, which was named after Furuta Oribe, a samurai and master of the tea ceremony. Why not quench your thirst after watching a show at the theatre itself? Looking for a posh experience? BVLGARI La Terrazza Lounge says it all. There you can enjoy premier champagne Don Perignon while admiring the skyline.

Oribe Classic Bar
Address: 橋ビル2, 6 14, 5 Chome, Ginza Chūō-ku, Tōkyō-to, 104-0061, Japan
Opening Hours: 5:00pm to 12:00am daily

Lobby Lounge
Address: 赤坂 Tokyo, 107-0052, Japan
Opening Hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm daily
Tel: +81 3 3423 8000

New York Bar
Address: Park Hyatt Tokyo 3-7-1-2 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-Ku
Opening Hours: 5:00pm to 1:00am daily
Tel: +81 3 5323 3458

BVLGARI La Terrazza Lounge
Address: BVLGARI Ginza Tower 11F, 2-7-12 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Opening Hours: Mon to Sat, 12:00pm to 12:00am; Sun, 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Tel: +81 3 6362 0555

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