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Note: This guide covers the neighborhoods of Yotsuya 3-chome, Arakicho, Akebonobashi and north, and the area near Yotsuya station
Note: This guide covers the neighborhoods of Yotsuya 3-chome, Arakicho, Akebonobashi and north, and the area near Yotsuya station

These listings cover bars and cafes only.
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Yotsuya 3-chome

Kissa Sakaiki - Jazz kissaten: Yotsuya 3-chome
Open 3-11:30pm daily.
By day it's a laid-back jazz coffeeshop, but in the evening it turns into a mini-jazz club, with a small performance and stage area that seats around fifteen people. The musical direction tends...
Open 3-11:30pm daily.
Mubu - Wine bar: Yotsuya 3-chome
Open 6pm-4am (Sun -2am) daily.
This rather old-fashioned basement bar is worth mention mainly for their late-night hours. Wine is served by the glass along with tapas-style snacks; budget around Y4000 for food and drink...
Open 6pm-4am (Sun -2am) daily.
Dasenka - Czech: Yotsuya 3-chome
Open 6-11:30pm (LO; Mon -10pm) daily.
A tiny, bookshelf-lined cafe-bar serving Czech, Polish and other Eastern European fare. Menu items include excellent bramborak potato pancakes, goulash made with beer, Moravian-style roast pork and...
Open 6-11:30pm (LO; Mon -10pm) daily.
Asama - Izakaya: Yotsuya 3-chome
Open 5-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
The sign outside this old-school sake pub entices with the promise of jizake - local sake - and makes good on that offer. On Friday nights, the crowd consists mainly of beer-drinking salarymen, but...
Open 5-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
La Taperia - Spanish: Yotsuya 3-chome
Open 5:30-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Excellent Spanish cooking, including a good variety of tapas dishes; the spicy lamb kebabs are especially recommended. Service is friendly, and the decor is casual and cheerful, with bright yellow...
Open 5:30-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Marumugi - Beer bar: Yotsuya 3-chome
Open 5pm-1:30am (LO). Closed Tuesdays.
A tiny (14-seat) second-floor bar specializing in craft beers from around Japan, with an ever-changing selection. The atmosphere is laid-back (there's a muted TV set along with loungey background...
Open 5pm-1:30am (LO). Closed Tuesdays.
Carino - Spanish: Yotsuya 3-chome
Open 6pm-1:30am (LO). Closed Sundays.
"Jamon y vino" is the simple yet enticing concept at this small tapas bar, with Spanish wines starting at around Y3800 per bottle. Typical dishes include Iberico chorizo sausages, Catalan-style...
Open 6pm-1:30am (LO). Closed Sundays.
Deep - Bar: Yotsuya 3-chome
Open 8pm-2am. Closed Sundays.
A quiet neighborhood spot with an impressive collection of jazz and soul music on vinyl, for your listening pleasure. There's a Y500 cover charge.
Open 8pm-2am. Closed Sundays.
Incubator - Bar: Yotsuya 3-chome
Open 6pm-2am. Closed Sundays.
It's like a party in a chemistry lab every night at Science Bar Incubator. Drinks are served in beakers and erlenmeyer flasks, food is heated on wire-mesh stands over alcohol lamps, and customers...
Open 6pm-2am. Closed Sundays.
Talkin' Loud - Izakaya: Yotsuya 3-chome
Open 6pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
It's finally here, the world's first acid-jazz sake bar, playing an invigorating soundtrack of early-nineties acid jazz and triphop while pouring an impressive mix of rare-groove premium sake. The...
Open 6pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Vow's Bar - Bar: Yotsuya 3-chome
Open 7pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
This tiny second-floor bar has a Buddhist theme - the name in Japanese is "bouzu", or Buddhist priest - with a little shrine in one corner and bartenders dressed in appropriate priestly garb. Drinks...
Open 7pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.

Akebonobashi, Ushigome-Yanagicho

Un Cinq - Cafe: Akebonobashi
Open 11:30am-7:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays, 3rd Sunday.
Coffee from Y500. At lunchtime (until 2:30pm), the original chicken curry is Y850; Y100 extra for coffee. Closing time (last order) on weekends is 5:30pm.
Open 11:30am-7:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays, 3rd Sunday.
Yakuoji Cafe - Coffee shop: Ushigome-Yanigicho
Open 8:30am-8pm (Sun 11:30-7). Closed Saturdays.
An artsy little neighborhood cafe serving espresso beverages, drip coffee of the day, and matcha. Lunches run Y500-1000, and they also roast their own beans, on sale from Y450/100g.
Open 8:30am-8pm (Sun 11:30-7). Closed Saturdays.

Yotsuya

Floche - Rabbit cafe: Yotsuya
Open noon-7pm. Closed weekdays.
Basically a rabbit pet shop and pet hotel, Floche has set up a tiny cafe area where you can enjoy a coffee break with rabbits in the background. If you want more interaction, there's a playroom area...
Open noon-7pm. Closed weekdays.
Eagle - Jazz kissaten: Yotsuya
Open 11:30am-midnight. Closed Sundays and holidays.
Boasting a big collection of vinyl, an impressive sound system and humongous JBL speakers, Eagle has a certain old-school jazz-kissaten charm, as long as you don't mind the cigarette smoke. In the...
Open 11:30am-midnight. Closed Sundays and holidays.
G7 Craft Beer Highball - Bar: Yotsuya
Open 5pm-3am (LO; Sun -10:30) daily.
Comfortably furnished, stylishly decorated and open very late, G7 is aiming for a wider target audience than the typical Tokyo craft-beer bar. The food menu is more ambitious too, with original ham...
Open 5pm-3am (LO; Sun -10:30) daily.
Yotsuya Brewery - Belgian rest/beer bar: Yotsuya
Open 5pm-1am (LO; Fri -4am; Sat, Sun -11) daily.
No, despite the name this isn't a brewpub, simply a small neighborhood bar with a decent selection of Belgian beers on tap and by the bottle. Prices are around average, and opening hours are...
Open 5pm-1am (LO; Fri -4am; Sat, Sun -11) daily.
Vivo Daily Stand - Bar: Yotsuya
Open 5pm-2am daily.
The Vivo chain of casual wine bars offers good food and decent wines at budget-friendly prices. This conveniently located second-floor branch overlooks Yotsuya station.
Open 5pm-2am daily.
Suzuden - Liquor shop: Yotsuya
Open 9am-9pm. Closed Sundays.
A well-stocked sake specialty store; don't miss the refrigerated rooms down in the basement. There's also a stand-up bar in back with around a dozen sake by the glass along with simple, inexpensive...
Open 9am-9pm. Closed Sundays.
Paul - Cafe: Yotsuya
Open 7:30am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Good pastries and plenty of outdoor seating.
Open 7:30am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Paul (bakery) - Bakery: Yotsuya
Open 7:30am-9:30pm daily.
European-style bread, pastries, and a big assortment of sandwiches to go.
Open 7:30am-9:30pm daily.
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Updated 2016-08-20