Tokyo is full of restaurants, cafes, pastry shops and – of course – bars! There are numerous places in the city serving great quality beers, places with jazzy vibes and whiskey, and lounges on top of buildings to enjoy the spectacular view of this city over a great cocktail! Here’s our list of  top 10 spots to share a drink at!

1. Peak Lounge

This bar with a magnificent view is located on the 41st floor in Shinjuku. Not only they serve delicious lunch and dinner, but it is also a great place to share a drink with a friend, or colleague. With tasteful bamboo interior Peak Lounge bring inside Japanese nature to its open space, which feels wide, yet perfectly private.

41F Park Hyatt Tokyo
3-7-102 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo


2. Mandarin Bar

Mandarin bar advertises itself as the „perfect meeting spot”. This stylish, high-end place offers live jazz music 6 nights a week, delicious meals and amazing drinks. With opening hours late into night, it is a great place for long talks and to enjoy the vibrant view of Tokyo

37F Mandarin Oriental Tokyo
2-1-1 Nihonbashimuromachi Chuo-ku, Tokyo


3. New York Bar

Don’t let the name mislead you; New York Bar is a truly Japanese experience in the heart of Tokyo. The bar is well known for its live jazz music, often featuring famous artists. With a great selection of wine, brandy, and cognac, and signature cocktails, New York Bar also offers meals, and causal snack foods along side their drinks.

3-7-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo


4. Penguin Bar

Penguin Bar is a truly unique experience in this busy city. The name actually what it is, it is a bar where penguins greet you. In this relaxing environment, these lovely animals will definitely cheer you up! The penguins are taken good care of, as they have a large pool and space backstage to also relax after all the attention. You can also able to feed them. For 4,000 yen you can have a 5-course meal and unlimited drinks for 2 hours.

COSMY1 Building 1st Floor
2-38-2 Ikebukuro Toshima-ku, Tokyo


5. Planetarium Bar

Seeing starts in the Tokyo night sky is not that easy, but this bar has the best solution. With its Megastar Zero Platinum projector, it shows the view of 5 million starts! Enjoy a drink and a meal under the starry sky in Planetarium Bar.

Tsutsui Shirokanedai Building 5th Floor
4-9-23 Shirokanedai, Minato-ku Tokyo 


6. Ninja Akasaka

This entertainment restaurant has the Japanese martial artists, ninjas as their theme.  With courses ranging from 5,700 yen to 15,000 yen, the restaurant has option for everyone, including children. With ninjas as waiters, and a design of an old Japanese castle, the Ninja Akasaka restaurant and bar guarantees you a very entertaining night out in Tokyo.

Akasaka Tokyu Plaza 1st Floor
2-14-3 Nagatacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 


7. HUNTERS BAR Monhan Sakaba

HUNTERS BAR Monhan Sakaba is a bar inspired by the famous videogame, Monster Hunter. They display various weapons that appear in the video game and dishes and drinks inspired by the world of Monster Hunter. They also sell various items related to the Monster Hunter video game for your souvenirs.

1-3-16 Kabukicho Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo


8. Luida’s Bar

Luida’s Bar is another themed entertainment bar located in Roppongi. This bar is exclusively based on the Dragon Quest video games, with specialty drinks and menus dedicated to the characters. A must visit bar for those who are fan of Japanese video games!

The entrance of Luida’s Bar

The entrance of Luida’s Bar. From Wikimedia

5-16-3, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

+80 120-759-756

Getting there by train:
Hibiya Line – Roppongi Station
Ooedo Line – Roppongi Station

Mondays to Fridays 2:00 p.m. 10:15 p.m.
Weekends and Holidays 12:00 p.m. – 10:15 p.m.


9. Nikka Blender's Bar

Nikka is one of the famous Japanese whisky producers, having many award winning whisky bottles. The bar is located on the basement floor of Nikka's HQ in Tokyo. As this bar is directly run by Nikka, they offer many rare whiskies that are difficult to find in other bars. Ask for their whisky flights to taste everything about their whisky.

B1F Nikka Whiskey HQ Building 5-4-31 Minamiaoyama, Minato, Tokyo

Website: (Japanese Only)

10. Yelo Café and Bar

Yelo is a café and bar, which is a must if you are in Tokyo during the summer. With a great menu of kakigori, or shaved ice, Yelo will definitely help you to cool down. They have many unique flavors such as avocado and kinako. The shop is open until late, the whole year round, because it can never be too late or too cold for a little bit of shaved ice!

Patio Roppongi 1st Floor
5-2-11 Roppongi, Minato-ku,  Tokyo 

Getting there by train:
Hibiya Line – Roppomgi Station
Ooedo Line – Roppongi Station

Monday to Saturday 11:00 a.m. until the morning
Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.


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