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Bar / Japanese Izakaya

POOR COW [ぷあかう]

POOR COW [ぷあかう]

*BAR-Shimokitazawa *Known for his work in Firestarter and Teengenerate, punk rock icon FIFI opened his own Shimokitazawa bar in 2008. Everything here is punk and rock ‘n’ roll, from the 3000-plus rec...
ERUEFURU [えるえふる]

ERUEFURU [えるえふる]

*BAR-Shindaita *Half standing bar, half record shop, the concept at this Shindaita venue is “Music and Sake.” Enjoy low-priced drinks and a daily changing menu of homemade snacks while perusing their fan...
PoPo [ポポ]

PoPo [ポポ]

*BAR, RESTAURANT-Shindaita* This stylish and unique restaurant shares the same space with Live House FEVER. Not only a chill hangout spot, it sometimes also functions as a trendy art gallery. No need...
UETOMI [ウエトミ]

UETOMI [ウエトミ]

*IZAKAYA-Yoyogihachiman* Uetomi is a Japanese-style Izakaya with a bright and clean feel. They have a huge refrigerated display of local and overseas craft beers, wines, and sake. Stop by for a drink...
Quintet

Quintet

*BAR-Umegaoka* Umegaoka is a residential neighborhood a little ways from Shimokitazawa, but it has some cool bars where you can escape the noise of the city and still enjoy Tokyo nightlife....
EKI [駅]

EKI [駅]

*IZAKAYA-Shimokitazawa* If you want to try a typical Japanese Izakaya in Shimokitazawa, EKI is the perfect option. Fresh out of the kitchen are many kinds of Yakitori (grilled, skewered chicken) and homemade...
ZUZU [づづ]

ZUZU [づづ]

*BAR-Shimokitazawa* If you want to have an authentic Japanese nightlife experience, tucked away from the tourists of Shimokitazawa, Zuzu is the place to go. Half gallery, half Izakaya, there is a real...
GOOD HEAVENS!

GOOD HEAVENS!

*BAR, RESTAURANT-Shimokitazawa* An authentic British bar in Shimokitazawa, Good Heavens is overflowing with the spirit of good fun- the English owner has books and records aplenty. Here you can attend...
MOTHER [マザー]

MOTHER [マザー]

*BAR, RESTAURANT-Shimokitazawa* Mother has a long history in Shimokitazawa, serving hearty vegan food for over 45 years. The decor is inspired by the Japanese Jomon era- stepping inside feels like getting...
Joe-Chan [丈ちゃん]

Joe-Chan [丈ちゃん]

*IZAKAYA-Nakano* Music venue Moon Step is in the opposite direction of the main bustle near Nakano Station, but on the way is a good Yakitori Izakaya called Joe-Chan. At night it can fill up with reservations,...
KIRAKU [喜楽]

KIRAKU [喜楽]

*BAR, VENUE-Koenji* Opposite the bustling area by Koenji Station is a distinctive, multi-story building. Street level is an Irish pub, the second floor is live house Green Apple, and on the third floor...
TATEMICHI-YA [立道屋]

TATEMICHI-YA [立道屋]

*BAR-Daikanyama* Daikanyama is famous for boutiques and fashionable cafes, and the bar Tatemichiya perfectly fits this area. It’s a mix of Japanese style izakaya and rock ‘n’ roll essence with posters and a...
TORITAKE [鳥竹]

TORITAKE [鳥竹]

*IZAKAYA-Shibuya* Shibuya Station is steadily changing appearance due to urban renewal, but Toritake has remained in the area for over 50 years. The three floors, including basement level, are tiny but...
PETIT DELIRIUM TAP CAFE

PETIT DELIRIUM TAP CAFE

*BAR, RESTAURANT-Shinjuku* Delirium is a Belgian beer cafe with locations across Europe. Petit Delirium Tap Cafe Shinjuku has an impressive selection of Belgian craft beers of over 10 drafts and 50 bottles,...
SHIMON-YA [四文屋]

SHIMON-YA [四文屋]

*IZAKAYA-Koenji* A chain restaurant famous for their Yakiton (grilled pork skewers), Shimon-ya is an excellent place to enjoy a real Japanese Izakaya atmosphere. The Yakiton starts at 100 yen a skewer,...
SHARE-TEI [洒落亭]

SHARE-TEI [洒落亭]

*IZAKAYA-Umegaoka* Japanese izakaya Share-tei has a history of over 50 years in the residential district of Umegaoka. You can feel the nostalgia of bygone eras from the old wooden interior and a collection...
SUSU [すす]

SUSU [すす]

*BAR, IZAKAYA-Hatagaya* Susu, a comfortable Izakaya with a simple and clean aesthetic, opened near Hatagaya Station in 2019. The flavorful selection includes a variety of charcoal-grilled meats. The wide...
KAGA-YA [加賀屋]

KAGA-YA [加賀屋]

*IZAKAYA-Mitaka* The district north of Mitaka Station is a popular residential area because although it is quiet, it has some good local shops. There are also plenty of old-style Izakayas, and Kagaya,...
tegetege [てげてげ]

tegetege [てげてげ]

*BAR-Shindaita* This standing bar nearby music venue Fever has been running for over 25 years. The small L-shaped bar has an intimate feel, and the all-you-can-sing karaoke option brings to mind a cozy...
SANKAKU [山角]

SANKAKU [山角]

*IZAKAYA, RESTAURANT-Shimokitazawa* Teishoku (set meal)- a combination of a main dish, rice, miso soup, and pickled vegetables- is the classic Japanese style of eating out. Usually Teishoku-ya (set meal...
Grow Bar Joint

Grow Bar Joint

*BAR,CAFE-Shimokitazawa* The newest bar in Shimokitazawa, Grow Bar Joint has just 10 counter seats and a global, laid-back vibe. The daytime cafe is mostly Thai and Vietnamese-inspired, and the food is...
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