Akihabara, the famous shopping district in Tokyo where you’ll find the latest gadgets and anything related to the “otaku culture”. Akihabara gained the nickname “Akihabara Electric Town” after the war because it became the center for shopping household electronic goods. You can even say that if you want to buy the latest gadgets and household goods, you should head to Akihabara.
Akihabara is also famous for being the heart of the otaku culture in Tokyo. Here you’ll find manga, anime, video games and anything related to this genre. Of course, there are other interesting places to visit such as specially themed shops, bars, and cafe in the area.
Here are some of the best bars that you can find in Akihabara.
1. Bar Sekirei
Bar Sekirei is one of the few authentic bars in Akihabara where you can relax and enjoy a drink, after a busy day of exploring the streets of Tokyo. Aside from having a wide variety of beverages that you can choose from, they also have “anime themed” alcoholic drinks that you will find nowhere else in the city. The master of the bar is an otaku himself and the name was inspired after his favorite anime.
Address: 4 Chome-8-3 Sotokanda Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://barsekirei.jp/ (Japanese Only)
There are many interesting bars in Akihabara and LOOP is one of them. This maid and spaceship themed amusement bar has darts and private karaoke rooms. The interior design is quite nice and excludes a unique charm of its own. Definitely one of the best themed bars in Akihabara.
Address: 3-1-2 Sotokanda Chiyoda-ku Tokyo
Website: http://loop-spacecafediner.co.jp/ (Japanese Only)
3. Cosplay Bar ON STAGE
Whether you are familiar with cosplay or not, you will without a doubt enjoy a delightful experience at Cosplay Bar ON STAGE. Charming ladies wearing maid outfits and other cosplay attires will impress you with their singing and dancing skills.
Address: T&K AKIBA BLDG 3F, 3 Chome-10-5 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Website: http://www.on-stage.tokyo/ (Japanese Only)
Rose & Crown is a British pub that can be found on the busy streets of Akihabara. Their Victorian themed interior design and menu is something that you have to try if you are willing to experience something new.
Address: 2F Akihabara Ekimae Plaza Bldg., 1-18-18 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku
Website: http://www.dynac-japan.com/rose/index.html (Japnaese Only)
5. Kan’s BAR Akihabara
When you visit Kan’s BAR in Akihabara, you’ll find yourself eating canned food. Yes, this Bar is dedicated to canned foods, and it’s quite interesting in its own way. You can take your time and choose the affordable or expensive canned foods in their collection.
Address: 1-19 Kanda Hanaokacho Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
6. Orchard Knight
Orchard Knight is an Italian bar that has a very cozy atmosphere. If you love cocktails then going here is a great idea. Their specialty is fresh fruit cocktails. If you have someone to accompany you for a drink, it would be best to consider getting their “all you can drink” menu.
Address: 2-6 Kanda Awajicho Chiyoda
7. 82 ALE HOUSE AKIHABARA TOLIM
Enjoy some good old fashioned fish and chips at 82 ALE HOUSE AKIHABARA TOLIM. This British Pub attracts an assortment of people, and it is a great place to create drinking buddies and acquaintances. They have more than 80 kinds of drink and a great assortment of delicious bar food.
Address: Akiba Tolim 5F, 1-6-5 Kanda-sakumacho, Chiyoda-ku
Website: http://www.pub-hub.com/index.php/shop/detail/47 (Japanese Only)
8. JAM Akihabara
JAM Akihabara is a cafe & bar that is open from 11:30 AM until late at night. Most of the time, they do some kind of event such as Showa night which they served Showa Era inspired food and drinks with popular music back in the Showa Era. Open the door and enjoy their light to decent meal with different kind of alcoholic and soft drinks.
Address: 3-chome-2-13 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
PLAYER in Akihabara is a place where you can enjoy more than 20 kinds of hotdogs and more than 50 kinds of beers. If you love hotdogs then you might want to drop by at PLAYER in Akihabara.
Address: 1-13 Kanda Sakumacho Chiyoda Tokyo
10. Sushi Bar R/Q
Sushi Bar R/Q is a casual sushi bar in Akihabara. This place is an affordable alternative to the expensive sushi restaurants in the city. You can even enjoy sushi from ¥100. Although the bar is not that spacious, it is a decent alternative for those who want to eat sushi and drink alcoholic drinks.
Address: 6 Chome-11-11 Sotokanda Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Website: https://www.facebook.com/ShouSibaruRq (Japanese Only)
All information in this article is as of March 2017
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