Asakusa was once the biggest pleasure district in Tokyo. Unfortunately, it was greatly damaged during the World War 2. The district has undergone various renovations over the years, and it has regained its lively atmosphere. While the streets of Asakusa is busy during the day, at night, it becomes a hub of activities for those who love to have a great time.
In Japan, it is very common for people to drink a few glasses of alcoholic drinks before going home. No matter what kind of drinker you are, you are bound to find a place where you can feel at ease. In Asakusa, there are countless bars and Izakaya that will quench your thirst for beer, sake, wine and other drinks. So look no further and check out the 10 best bars in Asakusa for great drinks!
1. Asakusa Samboa
Samboa has been around since 1918 in Asakusa and known to be one of the best whiskey bars in the area. A perfect example of a classic whiskey bar with impeccable service, great drinks, and a refined atmosphere. Have a taste of whiskey both locally and abroad that is uniquely Samboa.
Address: 1-16-8 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
Website: http://www.samboa.co.jp/common/index.php?lang=en (Japanese Only)
2. Bar Doras (バー ドラス)
Bar Doras owned by Yasutaka Nakamori has inherited his passion for travel and discovery. The interior decors and almost everything you see inside Bar Doras has a touch of European Culture. If you feel like it, you can ask the bartender for some of his recommendations. Who knows? You might enjoy a taste that you had never tasted before.
Address: 2-2-6 Hanakawado Taito Tokyo
3. Shot Bar dr (ディア)
Shot Bar dr is located on the basement floor of a building in Asakusa. A “bright” place with a light atmosphere. Quench your thirst with your favorite drinks and have a chat with the master of the house. Cocktails are also available for the ladies and gents who prefer their drinks nice and smooth.
Address: B1, 2-3-12 Kaminarimon Taito Tokyo
Website: http://dr1991.sakura.ne.jp (Japanese Only)
FOS in Asakusa is a bit unique compared to the other bars that you had visited in the area. At the entrance, you are required to take off your shoes before you enter. It may surprise you a bit but since it’s a very “Japanese” thing to do, so it won’t bother you for a long time. They have a nice selection of drinks and snacks that will keep you company as you drink the night away.
Address: 3-37-3 Asakusa Taito Tokyo
5. Bar Flamingo (バー フラミンゴ)
Bar Flamingo will take you back in time as you enter its doors. The smiling “gentlemen” at the counter are more than happy to mix your drinks and make your stay comfortable. One of the authentic bars in Asakusa that is worth to visit if you love great drinks and amazing cocktails.
Address: 2F, 2-1-11 Nishiasakusa Taito Tokyo
Website: https://tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1311/A131102/13003693/ (Japanese Only)
6. Barley ASAKUSA
Barley is a bar that is found in a quiet alley in Asakusa. It has a very nice atmosphere that is perfect for a night of drinking. It is one of those bars that you can just sit back and enjoy your drink without worrying about anything else. Whether you go to Barley alone or with a friend, you are bound to have a good time.
Address: 3-15-11 Nishiasakusa, Taito 111-0035, Tokyo Prefecture
Website: http://www.mugitoro.co.jp/barley/index.html (Japanese Only)
7. Nemo (ねも)
Nemo is an amazing bar with a wide selection of whiskey probably one of the bests in all Japan and may be in the world. Although the bartender can only speak a bit of English, that will not stop him from having a nice chat with you. It is one of the best bars in Asakusa that will surely make your visit worth your while.
Address: 1-11-11 Asakusa Taito Tokyo
8. 3wood (スリーウッド)
3wood has lived up to its name as a bar made up of wood. Joking aside, you might have a hard time to find the place because of the lack of signs in the area. You’ll find it in a narrow road behind “Asakusa Tower Mansion” in Nishi-Asakusa. While the interior space is not that big, it’s enough to make you feel welcome, and the drinks are great as well.
Address: 3-23-14 Nishiasakusa Taito Tokyo
Website: https://tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1311/A131102/13149302/ (Japanese Only)
9. Asakusa Yakushu Bar (浅草薬酒バー)
Asakusa Yakushu Bar is known for their so-called “medicinal liquors”. It’s a concept that was recently popularized in Japan where they serve drinks that helps alleviate and cure the various ailments on the body. For those who are wondering what it tastes like, you may want to drop by and sample some on their recommended drinks.
Address: 3F, 1 Chome-7-1 Asakusa Taito-ku, Tokyo
Website: https://tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1311/A131102/13143515/ (Japanese Only)
10. ORANGE-ROOM (オレンジ ルーム)
Orange Room is a cozy bar with a nice atmosphere. They have events from time to time that helps spice up the night. Take your time and listen to their music while enjoying your favorite snacks and drinks.
Address: 1 Chome-41-8 Asakusa Taito-ku, Tokyo
Website: https://tabelog.com/en/tokyo/A1311/A131102/13040131/ (Japanese Only)
Data is as of May 2018
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