Chilling In Tokyo: Nishi-Azabu/ Hiroo

"Chilling in Tokyo" bar and cafe listings for the Nishi-Azabu/ Hiroo area.

Nishi-Azabu

Implicito (Nishi-Azabu - Wine bar). 5774-4433
A small, casual Italian wine bar that serves around twenty wines by the glass, in all price ranges, along with light snacks. [Show more]
lateSunmapHigashi 4-6-3. Open 5pm-3am daily.
Helmsdale (Nishi-Azabu - Bar). 3486-4220
300 single-malt whiskies, a couple of interesting Scottish ales (Dark Island and Black Cuillin, from Orkney and Skye respectively), and an interesting food menu, including haggis, Welsh rarebit and kipper herring. Open shockingly late.
lateSunmapMinami-Aoyama 7-13-12. Open 6pm-8am daily.
Tafia (Nishi-Azabu - Bar). 3407-2219
Officially known as "Rhum et cafe Tafia," this bar's emphasis is more on the rum end of the spectrum, with a breathtaking variety (some 300 bottles) that includes limited-edition labels that you won't find in shops.
latemapNishi-Azabu 2-15-14, West Point Bldg 1F. Open 5pm-4:30am. Closed Sundays.
Elevage (Nishi-Azabu - Wine bar). 6419-3889
The sign outside of Elevage reads simply, "Rare wine and spirits," but one look inside and wine lovers will swoon, whiskey connoisseurs will drool. Prices aren't cheap, but Elevage is one of the few bars in Tokyo where you can order wines like Clos des Lambraye Grand Cru and Chateau d'Yquem by the glass. [Show more]
mapNishi-Azabu 4-2-13, Hachiman Bldg 2F. Open 7pm-1am. Closed Sundays.
Parabola (Nishi-Azabu - Wine bar). 6805-1926
Billed as "a unique wine meets art rooftop hideaway," Parabola has set itself the goal of making wine more accessible by introducing a wide range of interesting wines and pairing them with small-plate dishes - Basque rabbit stew, spicy Egyptian dukkah salads, charcuterie and cheeses. There's live jazz from time to time and frequent art exhibits. Most wines are in the Y4000-15,000 range, with an emphasis on good value. Budget around Y2000-3000 for food.
SunmapNishi-Azabu 4-2-5, Art Silo Bldg 7F. Open 6pm-midnight (or later Thu-Sat) daily.

Hiroo