Sendai is also known as the “City of Trees” is a beautiful city surrounded by the beauty of nature. This modern city that is home to a million people has plenty of things to attract tourists both local and abroad. Just a casual stroll and you’ll find plenty of things that will suit your fancy.

For those who love to explore the nightlife of the city, you may want to consider visiting the bars in Sendai. These classic and trendy bars have plenty to offer to their guests who are able to hold their alcohol well.

Call a friend and check out these 10 bars in Sendai for amazing drinks.

1. L’essentiel Bar

L’essentiel Bar is located within the busy streets of Kokubuncho. This bar is quite small with only a few seating counters and a table. Their fresh fruit cocktails are quite nice and highly recommended for the ladies. For the gents, there is always malt whisky. The atmosphere is good and a perfect place for singles and couples go drinking.

Address: 2-9-1 Kokubuncho, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi


2. Segue

Segue is a bar that is just in front of Sendai Station. Although the bar is small, it does have its own unique atmosphere. The bar has whisky, wine, and some dishes that goes well with these drinks. The rates here are very affordable. This bar is best enjoyed with the company of friends and acquaintances.

Address: Faros Tozumi 2F, 1-7-39 Chuo, Aoba-ku, Sendai

Website: (Japanese Only)


CADIZ is a bar that specializes in cocktails. This is also the reason why the ladies highly recommend this bar to their friends. Their seasonal fruit cocktails are something to look forward to. If you don’t like cocktails, then you might start liking them, after you taste one of their special blends.

Address: 2-1-10 Abe Fort Building 1F, Kokubun-cho, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi


4. Bar OBORO

Bar OBORO is a bar with character. A small bar that has surprises in store for the guests who will enter its doors. While you can order your favorite drinks, you might want to order their meal items as well. These dishes are quite filling, and the drinks compliment them just fine. A good place to go after a tiring day from work.

Address: 2-1-11 Kokubuncho Aoba-ku Sendai Miyagi


5. Bar Andante

Bar Andante is located at just 8 minutes walk from Sendai Station. This simple counter seating bar is quite popular with the locals. The cocktails here are good and the no-fuss atmosphere makes it one of the best places in Sendai to go for a drink. You can go here alone and appreciate the drinks while reminiscing some happy memories.

Address: 2-11-13 Chuo Aoba-Ku, Sendai, Miyagi

Website: (Japanese Only)

6. Chou Chou (酒趣)

Chou Chou is a small bar/izakaya that specializes in seafood delicacies and Japanese sake. Their sashimi and tempura are best enjoyed with sake or any of your preferred alcoholic drinks. While there are only 10 seats and a counter, space is enough to enjoy your food and drinks at your leisure. This simple izakaya can easily become one of your favorite drinking places in Sendai.

Address: YS Building 1F, 2 -3-38 Ichibancho, Aoba-Ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi


7. Caraque

Caraque is a wine bar that treats food and drinks as a set. This so-called “marriage of cooking and wine” is quite a feat and not many bars are able to accomplish this kind of setting. A restaurant or a bar, it doesn’t matter. All you need to know is that this is a place where food and wine go hand in hand. Cheers!

Address: 2-2-38 Chuo, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi


8. Bar Andy

Bar Andy is located on the 2nd floor of the Ono Building. This retro style bar has a great atmosphere, and you can really appreciate the views from the windows of the 2nd floor. The prices on the drinks are quite affordable and you can enjoy their vast selection. The service is excellent, and it makes you want to return to this place when the mood to drink hits you.

Address: Ono Bldg. 2F, 3-6-6 Kokubuncho, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi

Website: (Japanese Only)

9. Mori No Miyako 1923 (杜の都 1923)

Mori no Miyako, the so-called “high ball bar,” is a bar with a twist. The interior design is great and a highly recommended place to enjoy drinking with your friends and acquaintances. As the name suggests, they mainly focus on highballs. For those who prefer to drink whisky, you will definitely love this place.

Address: 2-15-1, Kokubuncho, Ayaka Building 1F, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi

Website: (Japanese Only)

10. Craft Beer Market Sendai Kokubuncho

Craft Beer Market Sendai Kokubuncho is highly regarded by craft beer aficionados. The wide variety of craft beer on taps have reasonable prices and the food is just as good. This bar and restaurant chain is one of the most popular choices in Sendai for people who enjoy booze and grub. There is outdoor and indoor seating, so you don’t have to worry if you’re going there as a group.

Address: 2-1-12 Kokubuncho, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi

Website: (Japanese Only)



Data is as of March 2019

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