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.

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

Telephone:
+81-3-5322-1234

Getting there by train:
Keio Line – Hatsudai Station
Ooedo Line – Tochomae Station
Shinjuku Line – Shinjuku Station

Hours:
11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Website:
http://tokyo.park.hyatt.jp/ja/hotel/dining/peaklounge.html 

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

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

Telephone:
+81-3-3270-8800

Getting there by train:
Ginza Line – Mitsukoshi Mae
Hanzamon Line – Mituskoshi Mae

Hours:
11:30 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Website:
http://www.mandarinoriental.co.jp/tokyo/dining/bar

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.

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

Telephone:
+81-3-5323-3458

Getting there by train:
Keio Line – Hatsudai Station

Hours:
Sunday to Wednesday 5:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m.
Thursday to Saturday 5:00 p.m.
1:00 a.m

Website:
http://tokyo.park.hyatt.com/en/hotel/dining/NewYorkBar.html

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.

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

Telephone:
+81-3-5927-1310

Getting there by train:
JR – Ikebukuro Station
Marunouchi Line – Ikebukuro Station
Yurakucho Line – Ikebukuro Station
Fukutoshin Line – Ikebukuro Station

Hours:
Everyday 6:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m.

Website:
http://www.penginbar.jp/en

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.

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

Telephone:
+81-3-3440-2595

Getting there by train:
JR Yamanote line – Meguro station
Tokyo Metro Nanboku Line – Shirokanedai station

Hours:
Mondays to Wednesdays 7:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Thursdays to Saturdays 7:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Sundays and Holidays 7:00 p.m. – 0:00 a.m.

Website:
http://www.planetarium-bar.com/

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.

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

Telephone:
+81 3-5157-3936

Getting there by train:
Ginza Line – Akasakamitsuke Station
Marunouchi line – Akasakamitsuke Station

Hours:
Mondays to Saturdays 5:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.(last entry 10:30 p.m.)
Sundays and Holidays 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (9:45 p.m.)

Website:
http://www.ninjaakasaka.com/

7. Capcom Bar

This video game inspired bar is very popular for both tourists and locals in Shinjuku. The menu and drinks are all inspired by famous Capcom games, like Street Fighter and Resident Evil. They serve brain shaped cakes alongside signature drinks all named after famous characters, and with every order your waiters will perform a little skit matching your choice.

Address:
1-3-16 Kabukicho Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

Telephone:
+81-3-5291-8357

Getting there by train:
JR – Shinjuku Station

Hours:
Mondays to Fridays 2:30 p.m.
0:00 a.m.
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays 12:00 p.m.
0:00 a.m.

Website:
http://www.paselabo.tv/capcombar/index.html

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

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

Telephone:
+80 120-759-756

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

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

Website:
http://www.paselabo.tv/luidas_bar/index.html

9. Mr. Kanso

When you think it cannot get more unique than penguins and ninjas, let us introduce you to Mr. Kanso. This bar offers a selection of drinks and foods, exclusively served form cans. With interior inspired by tin cans as well, you can eat a variety of meals that are displayed as you step in the store. Maybe not most delicious meal you will have, but definitely an unforgettable experience!

Address:
Kawamata Building 1st Floor
2 Chome-12-3 Hanakawado Taito-ku, Tokyo

Telephone:
+81 3-5827-4177

Getting there by train:
Ginza Line – Asakusa station
Tobu Isesaki Line – Asakusa station

Hours:
Mon-Sat 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Closed on Sundays

Website:
http://www.cleanbrothers.net/kanso/shoplist_asakusa.html

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!

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

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

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

Website:
http://www.yelo.jp

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