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This section introduces bars and cafes with special features - open-air or outdoor seating; good views, late-night hours, and pet-friendly policies.

Note that pet policies vary, and areas where pets are allowed may be limited. Please call ahead for specific information.

Good views

New York Bar - Bar: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 5pm-midnight (Thu-Sat -1am) daily.
Perched on the 52nd floor of the Park Hyatt hotel, the New York Bar makes good on its promise to offer the best view of Tokyo. The interior is a sleek haven of glass and dark wood enlivened by two...
Open 5pm-midnight (Thu-Sat -1am) daily.
Peak Lounge and Bar - Bar: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 11am-10:30pm daily.
Enjoy chic cocktails in a bamboo grove high in the sky at the Park Hyatt's internationally famous bar and lounge. They also serve afternoon tea, desserts and light snacks. Cocktails start at around...
Open 11am-10:30pm daily.
Bills - Australian: Harajuku
Open 8:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
Australian chef Bill Granger is famous for his gourmet breakfast menu; this is his fourth Tokyo-area venture. Breakfast is served from 8:30am through the end of lunchtime, with signature dishes...
Open 8:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
Nezucafe - Cafe: Omotesando
Open 10am-4:30pm (LO) daily.
The Nezu Museum's cafe looks out onto a beautiful wooded garden - a lovely, serene setting for a cup of coffee or an afternoon snack. The menu offers coffee, matcha latte and desserts as well as...
Open 10am-4:30pm (LO) daily.
Office - Bar: Gaienmae
Open 5pm to 3am daily.
For those who hate leaving work, this popular DJ bar is decorated like an office, with file cabinets, bookshelves, and copier machine. Different DJs nightly, a young crowd, a full food menu, and a...
Open 5pm to 3am daily.
Legato - International: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Tokyo fusion cuisine and an excellent view of Shibuya, managed by Global Dining (Stellato, Tableaux). The sommelier has put together a widely varied list of good wines that are all priced at Y4500...
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Lobby Bar, Ritz-Carlton - Bar: Roppongi
Open 2:30pm-midnight daily.
Nestled in overstuffed chairs with pillows covered in candy-colored pastel silk, visitors can enjoy spectacular views while listening to live Bossa Nova from 2:30-midnight. Arrive on the early side...
Open 2:30pm-midnight daily.
Mixx Bar - Bar: Tameike
Open 11:30am-1am daily.
Mixx is among the first bars in Tokyo to wholeheartedly embrace the trend of molecular mixology. Signature cocktails include the Caprese, spiced tomato juice and vodka topped with mozzarella foam and...
Open 11:30am-1am daily.
Oregon Bar & Grill - Steak house: Shiodome
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Grilled seafood and steaks from Oregon. Charcoal-grilled dry-aged steaks start at Y3800; there's also a nice selection of Oregon wines.
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
TwentyEight - Bar: Shiodome
Open 9am-midnight daily.
Located in the lobby of the Conrad Hotel, TwentyEight is an oasis of muted monochromes with discrete edges. Dusk is arguably the best time to visit; calm settles over the space as the sunlight fades...
Open 9am-midnight daily.
Peter: The Bar - Bar: Hibiya
Open 5pm-midnight daily.
Patrons lounge on pod-shaped seats beneath polished chrome trees, while ambient electronic music mingles with the soft glow of lavender neon from behind the black marble bar. Friendly service and...
Open 5pm-midnight daily.
Mandarin Bar - Bar: Mitsukoshimae
Open 11:30am-midnight daily.
Sumptuous is the word for the Mandarin Bar at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Nihonbashi. The interior by Ryu Kosaka, with richly tactile accents by textile designer Reiko Sudo, is chic and inviting,...
Open 11:30am-midnight daily.
Canal Cafe - Italian: Iidabashi
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Cafes with scenic settings are a rarity in Tokyo, so this lovely spot looking out over the rowboats on the moat is worth a stop if you're in the neighborhood. After 5pm it's a proper restaurant,...
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Bar Six - Bar: Asakusa
Open 6pm-2am. Closed Mondays.
Located at the top of the very cultural Amuse Museum, Bar Six offers a nice evening view of the illuminated pagoda and temple buildings of nearby Sensoji Temple. Weather permitting, the outdoor...
Open 6pm-2am. Closed Mondays.

Outdoor and open-air seating

Garlic Chips - Bar: Takadanobaba
Open 5pm-3am. Closed Sundays.
Late-night cocktails, jazz, light meals, and garlic chips in a relaxed neighborhood bar. Some outdoor seating.
Open 5pm-3am. Closed Sundays.
Cotton Club - Bar: Takadanobaba
Open 11:30am-4am (LO) daily.
Late-night cocktails and snacks, with jazz in the background. Terrace seating is available on the first and second-floor cafe areas.
Open 11:30am-4am (LO) daily.
Park Hyatt Delicatessen - Sandwiches/ deli: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 11am-8pm (Sat, Sun -7pm) daily.
Perhaps the best deli counter in town, with a huge selection of cold cuts, pates and salads. Lunches are priced from around Y1000, and breakfast is served on weekdays from 8 to 10:30am. The outdoor...
Open 11am-8pm (Sat, Sun -7pm) daily.
Little Delirium - Belgian rest/beer bar: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 11am-11pm daily.
This mini-branch of one of our favorite Belgian beer bars sits at the Yoyogi end of Southern Terrace; convenient to Shinjuku station but sufficiently removed from the bustling crowds. Despite the...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Ikiba - Bar: Harajuku
Open 11:30am-10:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
An experimental venture from the trendy folks who run the Aoyama Farmers Market, this cafe-bar complex has several distinct zones - two separate bars, lots of outdoor seating in the yard, a tiny...
Open 11:30am-10:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Bills - Australian: Harajuku
Open 8:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
Australian chef Bill Granger is famous for his gourmet breakfast menu; this is his fourth Tokyo-area venture. Breakfast is served from 8:30am through the end of lunchtime, with signature dishes...
Open 8:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
Eco Farm Cafe 632 - Cafe: Harajuku
Open 9am-11pm daily.
A quiet spot hidden on a back street just a few steps from central Harajuku. There's a spacious cafe up front with fresh-baked pastries, a nice outdoor courtyard where dogs are allowed, and a full...
Open 9am-11pm daily.
A Piece of Cake - Cafe: Omotesando
Open 11am-7pm. Closed Tuesdays.
A relaxing, quiet space inside a museum devoted to the whimsical works of sculptor Taro Okamoto.
Open 11am-7pm. Closed Tuesdays.
Royal Garden Cafe Aoyama - Cafe: Gaienmae
Open 11am-11pm daily.
This spacious cafe offers typical cafe fare (pastas, sandwiches) during the day, along with fresh-baked breads and pastries from their in-store bakery. In the evening the menu widens to include...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Deux Magots - Cafe: Shibuya
Open 11am-10:30pm daily.
French-style cafe beverages and pastries. The courtyard seating is unusual in that you're in the basement of the Bunkamura complex, but still out under the open sky. (Indoor seating also available.)
Open 11am-10:30pm daily.
Le Lion - Wine bar: Ebisu
Open noon-11:15pm (LO; -5:15pm Sun ). Open every day.
With its red leather upholstered seats and wood and brass fixtures, Le Lion offers a little slice of Lyon on the backstreets of Ebisu. Welcoming staff, covered terrace seating, and excellently...
Open noon-11:15pm (LO; -5:15pm Sun ). Open every day.
Sign - Cafe: Daikanyama
Open 11am-11pm daily.
This relaxed cafe-bar is a perfect meeting spot, right in front of Daikanyama station.
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Michelangelo - Cafe: Daikanyama
Open 11am-midnight daily.
This big, European-style cafe opens onto the street for enhanced people-watching, with lots of outdoor seating when the weather permits. The casual food menu includes pastas, sandwiches and...
Open 11am-midnight daily.
Blue Point - Cafe: Shirokanedai
Open 11:30-3am daily.
The restaurant in back is pretentious and overpriced, but the outdoor cafe is a pleasant place to sit during warm weather.
Open 11:30-3am daily.
Aux Bacchanales - Cafe: Roppongi 1-chome
Open 10am-10pm (LO) daily.
A cheerful cafe with a nice lunch menu (under Y1,000) and a take-away bakery department.
Open 10am-10pm (LO) daily.
Bar Del Sole Due - Cafe: Ginza
Open 11am-11pm (LO) daily.
This picturesque little Italian-style cafe-bar is worth noting for their late-night hours (till midnight most evenings); stop by for coffee, a glass of wine or a light Italian snack.
Open 11am-11pm (LO) daily.
Marugo - Wine bar: Marunouchi
Open 11am-11pm (LO) daily.
This Marunouchi branch of the excellent Marugo wine bar is less cramped than the original shops in Shinjuku, but it can still get smoky sometimes. The outdoor seating is recommended when the weather...
Open 11am-11pm (LO) daily.
Antwerp Central - Belgian rest/beer bar: Marunouchi
Open 5pm-3am (LO), to 11pm Sat, Sun. Open every day.
AC's atmosphere and decor are very European in feel, and the large food menu includes surprisingly authentic Belgian specialties like "stoemp" - a hearty platter of mashed potatoes and root...
Open 5pm-3am (LO), to 11pm Sat, Sun. Open every day.
Paul - Cafe: Yotsuya
Open 7:30am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Good pastries and plenty of outdoor seating.
Open 7:30am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Aux Bacchanales - French: Kioicho
Open 10am-11pm daily.
A bright and airy branch of this French-cafe landmark, located directly in front of the New Otani Hotel. There's a take-out bakery at the entrance, a big cafe area, a smaller dining room for proper...
Open 10am-11pm daily.
Canal Cafe - Italian: Iidabashi
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Cafes with scenic settings are a rarity in Tokyo, so this lovely spot looking out over the rowboats on the moat is worth a stop if you're in the neighborhood. After 5pm it's a proper restaurant,...
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Vinuls - Spanish: Ueno
Open 11am-4:30am daily.
Spanish food and reasonably priced French and Spanish wines, with convenient late-night hours. Budget around Y3000 for food and drink at dinnertime. (From the same management as the Aux Amis des...
Open 11am-4:30am daily.
23 Banchi Cafe - Brewpub: Asakusa
Open 11:30am-11pm daily.
This casual cafe is run by Asahi Beer, on the grounds of their Philippe Starck-designed headquarters. Drinks include coffees, wine, and various Asahi and Asahi-imported beers, including three...
Open 11:30am-11pm daily.
Belg Aube - Belgian rest/beer bar: Toyosu
Open 11am-11pm (Fri, Sat -2am) daily.
An indoor/outdoor cafe with a nice choice of Belgian beers and enticing food like Iberico ham, duck confit, and of course mussels. In the afternoons they serve chocolate fondue and waffles.
Open 11am-11pm (Fri, Sat -2am) daily.
Canteen - Cafe: Aomi
Open 9am-10pm (Sat 10am-6pm). Closed Sundays.
Run by Transit General Office (Sign, Office) and designed by Wonderwall, this cafeteria-style cafe features outdoor terrace seating, a magazine library and wi-fi access.
Open 9am-10pm (Sat 10am-6pm). Closed Sundays.
Enotria Diana - Cafe: Tennozu Isle
Open 11:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
A very casual Italian cafe where you can find wines by the glass (from Y500) along with simple fare like salamis, grilled chicken and organic vegetable salads.
Open 11:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
Breadworks - Bakery: Tennozu Isle
Open 8am-8pm daily.
Luxuriously spacious and modern in feel, this combination bakery-cafe is a comfortable place to relax with a coffee and pastry, or a quiche, cup of soup and salad. There's also a bit of outdoor...
Open 8am-8pm daily.
Pole Pole Za Space Cafe - Cafe: Higashi-Nakano
Open 11:30am-11pm (-6pm Sun). Closed Mondays.
The very artsy cafe includes a gallery space in back where you can catch the latest exhibit while enjoying coffee or cocktails; there's also window seating up front, a few outdoor tables, and a movie...
Open 11:30am-11pm (-6pm Sun). Closed Mondays.
Fuglen - Bar: Yoyogi-Koen
Open 8am-midnight. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays.
Japanese and Norwegian craft beers and artisanal cocktails are served at this very stylish Norwegian bar - the main branch is in Oslo. During the day they offer serious espresso beverages and tea,...
Open 8am-midnight. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays.
Globe - Cafe: Ikejiri-Ohashi
Open 11am-8pm daily.
A big, sprawling antique shop with a charming little cafe and dessert corner; the best seats seem to be out front, looking out onto the street.
Open 11am-8pm daily.
Koop Cafe - Cafe: Naka-Meguro
Open 11:30am-2:30am (LO) daily.
This late-night riverfront cafe offers a casual Italian-Mediterranean menu and open-air seating up front.
Open 11:30am-2:30am (LO) daily.
Patisserie Potager - Bakery: Naka-Meguro
Open 10am-8pm (LO 7:30) daily.
If you love dessert but also love vegetables, this unique pastry shop is the place for you. Sample tempting creations like avocado cheesecake, buckwheat chai mousse, arugula jelly with black-sesame...
Open 10am-8pm (LO 7:30) daily.

Pet-friendly

Bills - Australian: Harajuku
Open 8:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
Australian chef Bill Granger is famous for his gourmet breakfast menu; this is his fourth Tokyo-area venture. Breakfast is served from 8:30am through the end of lunchtime, with signature dishes...
Open 8:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
Eco Farm Cafe 632 - Cafe: Harajuku
Open 9am-11pm daily.
A quiet spot hidden on a back street just a few steps from central Harajuku. There's a spacious cafe up front with fresh-baked pastries, a nice outdoor courtyard where dogs are allowed, and a full...
Open 9am-11pm daily.
Sign - Cafe: Gaienmae
Open 11am-2am (LO) daily.
A convenient Gaienmae meeting spot, with music listening booths as well as a coffee and food menu.
Open 11am-2am (LO) daily.
Royal Garden Cafe Aoyama - Cafe: Gaienmae
Open 11am-11pm daily.
This spacious cafe offers typical cafe fare (pastas, sandwiches) during the day, along with fresh-baked breads and pastries from their in-store bakery. In the evening the menu widens to include...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Deux Magots - Cafe: Shibuya
Open 11am-10:30pm daily.
French-style cafe beverages and pastries. The courtyard seating is unusual in that you're in the basement of the Bunkamura complex, but still out under the open sky. (Indoor seating also available.)
Open 11am-10:30pm daily.
Dexee Diner - Cafe: Ebisu
Open 11am-2am daily.
A second branch of the popular cafe, with late-night hours, good food, and good prices. (Formerly called Lenox Saloon.)
Open 11am-2am daily.
Holy - Cafe: Daikanyama
Open 11am-2am daily.
This spacious cafe offers an eclectic menu of drinks, food and music. It's a comfortable place to hang out, and dogs are allowed.
Open 11am-2am daily.
Michelangelo - Cafe: Daikanyama
Open 11am-midnight daily.
This big, European-style cafe opens onto the street for enhanced people-watching, with lots of outdoor seating when the weather permits. The casual food menu includes pastas, sandwiches and...
Open 11am-midnight daily.
Aux Bacchanales - Cafe: Roppongi 1-chome
Open 10am-10pm (LO) daily.
A cheerful cafe with a nice lunch menu (under Y1,000) and a take-away bakery department.
Open 10am-10pm (LO) daily.
Aux Bacchanales - French: Kioicho
Open 10am-11pm daily.
A bright and airy branch of this French-cafe landmark, located directly in front of the New Otani Hotel. There's a take-out bakery at the entrance, a big cafe area, a smaller dining room for proper...
Open 10am-11pm daily.
Canal Cafe - Italian: Iidabashi
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Cafes with scenic settings are a rarity in Tokyo, so this lovely spot looking out over the rowboats on the moat is worth a stop if you're in the neighborhood. After 5pm it's a proper restaurant,...
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
23 Banchi Cafe - Brewpub: Asakusa
Open 11:30am-11pm daily.
This casual cafe is run by Asahi Beer, on the grounds of their Philippe Starck-designed headquarters. Drinks include coffees, wine, and various Asahi and Asahi-imported beers, including three...
Open 11:30am-11pm daily.
Les Deux Bleue - Cafe: Toyosu
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Bring your canine companion and choose from a large doggy menu, including cheese pizza, chicken-breast jerky, tofu burgers and cake. For after-dinner exercise there's a big, fenced-in dog run right...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Note that pet policies vary, and areas where pets are allowed may be limited. Please call ahead for specific information.

Late-night

Garlic Chips - Bar: Takadanobaba
Open 5pm-3am. Closed Sundays.
Late-night cocktails, jazz, light meals, and garlic chips in a relaxed neighborhood bar. Some outdoor seating.
Open 5pm-3am. Closed Sundays.
Cotton Club - Bar: Takadanobaba
Open 11:30am-4am (LO) daily.
Late-night cocktails and snacks, with jazz in the background. Terrace seating is available on the first and second-floor cafe areas.
Open 11:30am-4am (LO) daily.
Vivo Daily Stand - Wine bar: Takadanobaba
Open 5pm-2am daily.
The draw at this chain of casual neighborhood wine bars is simple - decent-quality wines and snacks at a reasonable price. Generally a glass of wine and a small snack - such as pork rillettes or...
Open 5pm-2am daily.
Festina Lente - Bar: Okubo
Open 1pm-4am daily.
A change of pace from the down-home Korean restaurants and boisterous makkoli bars surrounding it, Festina Lente has ambitions to be a proper cocktail bar. The barman operates his shaker with just...
Open 1pm-4am daily.
Vivo Daily Stand - Wine bar: Okubo
Open 9am-2am daily.
Snacks such as cheeses or terrines are just Y400 at this casual wine bar, while wine by the glass ranges from Y500-700.
Open 9am-2am daily.
Marugo - Wine bar: Shinjuku
Open 5pm-2am daily.
Choose from about fifteen wines by the glass or bottle, or pick a Latour or Mouton from the back and put it on your expense account. France is amply represented, with biodynamic wines comprising...
Open 5pm-2am daily.
Marugo II - Wine bar: Shinjuku
Open 5pm-2am daily.
This second branch of the popular and always-packed Marugo wine bar serves two dozen wines by the glass, about half of them French, with a new selection every day. The food menu is Italian and very...
Open 5pm-2am daily.
Cona - Italian: Shinjuku
Open 5pm-5am daily.
Inexpensive late-night pizzas and drinks in a very casual setting. Wines are Y1900 per bottle or Y500 by the glass, and all pizzas and side dishes are Y500 each.
Open 5pm-5am daily.
Hazelburn - Bar: Shinjuku Kabukicho
Open 6pm-3am (5am Fri, Sat) daily.
Hazelburn offers an impressive line-up of Scottish whiskies, along with English draft ales and well-prepared Scottish and English pub food.
Open 6pm-3am (5am Fri, Sat) daily.
ZuZu - Bar: Shinjuku Kabukicho
Open 6pm-3am (LO) daily.
The smart drink list offers eleven choices of popular umeshu like Saika and Kakutama, plus a few liqueurs based on anzu (apricot), yuzu and even decopon (the orange-tangerine hybrid). Lots of...
Open 6pm-3am (LO) daily.
Zoetrope - Bar: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 7pm-4am. Closed Sundays, some Monday.
Perhaps the best bar in the world for Japanese whiskey, with some 300 varieties available, including some rare bottles that are no longer sold in stores. They also serve craft beers from Osaka's...
Open 7pm-4am. Closed Sundays, some Monday.
Marble Lounge - International: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 24 hours a day.
Open twenty-four hours a day, the Hilton's Marble Lounge offers various special buffets throughout the day, including a dessert buffet with fountains of chocolate every afternoon from 2:30-6pm...
Open 24 hours a day.
Fungo Dining - Italian: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5pm-4:30am (LO) daily.
This simple but stylish Italian cafe-restaurant turns into a relaxed late-night neighborhood bar after 11pm (Tuesday through Saturday nights), with reasonably priced wines and cocktails. Budget...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5pm-4:30am (LO) daily.
Cafe Lolita - Cafe: Yoyogi
Open 11:30am-2am daily.
With its inexpensive food menu (pastas, rice dishes) and late-night hours, this is a convenient spot for a late-night drink and snack.
Open 11:30am-2am daily.
Vivo Daily Stand - Wine bar: Yoyogi
Open 5pm-2am (Fri -3am) daily.
A chain of neighborhood wine bars, Vivo offers decent wines at inexpensive prices (from Y500), while small tapas-style plates are just Y400.
Open 5pm-2am (Fri -3am) daily.
Good Life Lounge - Bar: Kita-Sando
Open 7pm-midnight daily.
This casually hip bar and sometime music performance space is often open many hours later than the official midnight closing time. No cover charge.
Open 7pm-midnight daily.
Tokyo Apartment Cafe - Cafe: Harajuku
Open 11am-10:50pm (LO) daily.
Designed to resemble a stylish Tokyo dwelling (complete with bedroom, living room, and dining room), this popular Harajuku cafe offers shoppers a comfortable place to sit and watch the world go by....
Open 11am-10:50pm (LO) daily.
Marzac - Izakaya: Omotesando
Open 6pm-3am (LO; Sun -10pm) daily.
Charcoal-grilled meaty snacks and good-value wine by the glass are the draw at this casual late-night bar. There's a selection of around ten decently drinkable wines from France, Italy and the New...
Open 6pm-3am (LO; Sun -10pm) daily.
Den Aquaroom Aoyama - Bar: Omotesando
Open 6pm-2am daily.
This elegant, very relaxed bar features gigantic fishtanks filled with exotic tropical fish from Okinawa and environs. The menu includes tasty original cocktails and light food items. There's a...
Open 6pm-2am daily.
Office - Bar: Gaienmae
Open 5pm to 3am daily.
For those who hate leaving work, this popular DJ bar is decorated like an office, with file cabinets, bookshelves, and copier machine. Different DJs nightly, a young crowd, a full food menu, and a...
Open 5pm to 3am daily.
Astral Lamp - Cafe: Shibuya
Open 5pm-3am. Closed Mondays.
This cozy Shibuya hangout has a homey feel - literally. The cafe's six sections are all decorated to look like the rooms of a house. Make yourself comfortable in the bedroom, kitchen, or children's...
Open 5pm-3am. Closed Mondays.
Cona - Wine bar: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-4:30am (LO) daily.
It's hard to beat the prices at this casual wine bar in Shibuya. All of the 70+ varieties of wine are available for Y1900. Choose your own bottle from the small glass cellar, or ask for...
Open 11:30am-4:30am (LO) daily.
Madrid - Spanish: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-4am daily.
A two-story late-night Spanish bar and restaurant, with your choice of bar snacks and wines or a complete Spanish meal. The upstairs restaurant has a nice selection of charcoal-grilled meats.
Open 11:30am-4am daily.
Shibuya House - Wine bar: Shibuya
Open 11:30am-7am daily.
A slightly more upscale relative of the wine bar Cona that features a standing area on the ground floor, a wine bar on the second, and table seating on the third. All pizza and pasta dishes are...
Open 11:30am-7am daily.
Blen Blen Blen - Brazilian: Shibuya
Open 8pm-4am. Closed Mondays, some Sunday.
If you're thirsty for a cachaca cocktail in the wee hours of the night, follow the circle-stamped road past Mark City to Blen Blen Blen. This bone fide Brazilian bar, tucked into a faded white...
Open 8pm-4am. Closed Mondays, some Sunday.
Tio Tio - Spanish: Shibuya
Open 5:30pm-2:30am. Closed Sundays.
This cute and casual tapas bar is popular with the after-work crowd in Shibuya. Start with a glass of fino sherry or a copa de cava for Y500 and ask the staff to shave a few slices off the joint of...
Open 5:30pm-2:30am. Closed Sundays.
Cabotte - Wine bar: Shibuya
Open 6pm-2am daily.
Well off the beaten track in Sakuragaokacho, this cozy little wine bar is a nice place to share a bottle with friends on a rainy evening. There's no wine list - the owner will choose something for...
Open 6pm-2am daily.
Bongout Noh - French: Shibuya
Open 5pm-3am daily.
The Buri group run a couple of popular standup sake bars (Buchi in Shibuya, Buri in Ebisu), and now they've opened a standup French bistrot, with similarly inexpensive food and 100 different wines. ...
Open 5pm-3am daily.
Belgo - Belgian rest/beer bar: Shibuya
Open 5:30pm-2am. Closed some Sundays.
A comfortably cozy little hideaway bar with multi-level seating nooks. Pick your own bottle from the big selection of Belgian and German brews in the refrigerator case. The food menu is limited to...
Open 5:30pm-2am. Closed some Sundays.
Coci - Italian: Ebisu
Open 11:30am-3, 6pm-2am (4am Fri, 11pm Sun) daily.
This stylish two-story cafe-bar looks like a ski chalet that's been sliced along the diagonal, with big windows looking out over the picturesque (at least at night) Shibuya River. Stop in for a...
Open 11:30am-3, 6pm-2am (4am Fri, 11pm Sun) daily.
Cono - Wine bar: Ebisu
Open 11:30am-2am (LO) daily.
Wood-fired thin-crust pizzas for Y500 and wines by the bottle from Y1900 at at this sister shop of Shibuya's Cona.
Open 11:30am-2am (LO) daily.
Dexee Diner - Cafe: Ebisu
Open 11am-2am daily.
A second branch of the popular cafe, with late-night hours, good food, and good prices. (Formerly called Lenox Saloon.)
Open 11am-2am daily.
Rue Favart - Cafe: Ebisu
Open 10am-2am daily.
A very French-style multi-story cafe with a relaxed atmosphere; they serve light food items and desserts as well as coffee and drinks.
Open 10am-2am daily.
Bar Guapos - Wine bar: Ebisu
Open 5pm-3:30am (LO; 5-11:30pm Sun, Mon). Open every day.
It's easy to appreciate the beauty of Bar Guapos, where Y1500 is enough for a glass of tinto or blanco and one or two tasty tapas. There are about fifteen Spanish wines on the drink list, plus a...
Open 5pm-3:30am (LO; 5-11:30pm Sun, Mon). Open every day.
Buri - Bar: Ebisu
Open 5pm-3am daily.
This stand-up bar specializes in one-cup sake from around the country; the selection perhaps isn't as exciting as a regular sake bar, but the atmosphere is convivial and the shop makes a good first...
Open 5pm-3am daily.
Holy - Cafe: Daikanyama
Open 11am-2am daily.
This spacious cafe offers an eclectic menu of drinks, food and music. It's a comfortable place to hang out, and dogs are allowed.
Open 11am-2am daily.
Implicito - Wine bar: Nishi-Azabu
Open 5pm-3am daily.
A small, casual Italian wine bar that serves around twenty wines by the glass, in all price ranges, along with light snacks.
Open 5pm-3am daily.
Helmsdale - Bar: Nishi-Azabu
Open 6pm-8am daily.
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...
Open 6pm-8am daily.
Tafia - Bar: Nishi-Azabu
Open 5pm-4:30am. Closed Sundays.
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...
Open 5pm-4:30am. Closed Sundays.
Tenement - Cafe: Shirokanedai
Open 6pm-3am. Closed Sundays.
The atmosphere is relaxed and the music is downbeat at this very casual late-night cafe-bar. The drinks menu offers a decent selection of cocktails.
Open 6pm-3am. Closed Sundays.
Blue Point - Cafe: Shirokanedai
Open 11:30-3am daily.
The restaurant in back is pretentious and overpriced, but the outdoor cafe is a pleasant place to sit during warm weather.
Open 11:30-3am daily.
Belg Aube - Belgian rest/beer bar: Roppongi
Open 5:30pm-midnight (Tue -11:30, Fri -5am). Closed Mondays.
French-Belgian cuisine and a good selection of Belgian beers; three-course prix-fixe dinners are Y2800.
Open 5:30pm-midnight (Tue -11:30, Fri -5am). Closed Mondays.
Shonzui - Wine bar: Roppongi
Open 6pm-1am (LO). Closed Sundays.
The selection at this tiny wine bar is mainly French, with an emphasis on organic varieties and good value for money. There are usually around a dozen wines by the glass (starting at Y900) and many...
Open 6pm-1am (LO). Closed Sundays.
LB6 - Grill: Roppongi
Open 5pm-3am daily.
A reasonably priced, very casual wine bar and grill. The eclectic wine list starts from Y2500/bottle, with 11 wines by the glass or decanter. There are also microbrew beers from Baird Brewery and...
Open 5pm-3am daily.
Zero Bar - Wine bar: Roppongi
Open 8pm-4:30am (LO). Closed Mondays.
Like a good man, a predator-free champagne bar in Roppongi is hard to find. Fortunately, there's Zero Bar. Conveniently located near Tokyo Midtown, this place is just the ticket for a glass of bubbly...
Open 8pm-4:30am (LO). Closed Mondays.
Cafe Frangipani - Cafe: Roppongi
Open 11:30am-2am daily.
This extremely casual venue is furnished with patched-up and mismatched sofas, herds of stuffed animals, and an actual VW bus with a table and chairs inside. There's a rotating art exhibition on the...
Open 11:30am-2am daily.
Mixology - Bar: Akasaka
Open 6pm-3am (Sat -2am). Closed Sundays.
This seems to a more tourist-friendly branch of Yaesu's legendary Codename Mixology bar, known for their amazingly inventive cocktail creations. It might be hard to imagine a blue-cheese martini or...
Open 6pm-3am (Sat -2am). Closed Sundays.
Houblon - Belgian rest/beer bar: Ginza
Open noon-2am (Fri, Sat -3am; Sun, Mon -11pm). Open every day.
Houblon's late-night, ground-floor Belgian beer bar is always lively, and their hefty bound menus list more than 300 beers by the bottle. There are also five taps devoted to a rotating selection of...
Open noon-2am (Fri, Sat -3am; Sun, Mon -11pm). Open every day.
Kuri - Bar: Ginza
Open 5pm-2:30am (LO; 3am Fri, midnight Sat). Closed Sundays, 3rd Sat.
Sliding open the door of Kuri feels like unearthing a secret treasure. Hidden on the second floor of a drab building in Ginza, this cozy bar seats a scant twelve, yet boasts a menu featuring over 100...
Open 5pm-2:30am (LO; 3am Fri, midnight Sat). Closed Sundays, 3rd Sat.
Roy G. Biv - Belgian rest/beer bar: Ginza
Open 5pm-2am. Closed Sundays.
A late-night hideaway bar in Ginza, with just twenty seats and a selection of around 25 Belgian beers. There's also a small snack menu. (They close at midnight on Saturdays.)
Open 5pm-2am. Closed Sundays.
Antwerp Six - Belgian rest/beer bar: Ginza
Open 11:30am-4am daily.
You'll find good Belgian food (including mussels and great frites), a nice selection of beers, and convenient late-night hours from this branch of the Belgian Beer Cafe chain (they also run Antwerp...
Open 11:30am-4am daily.
Antwerp Central - Belgian rest/beer bar: Marunouchi
Open 5pm-3am (LO), to 11pm Sat, Sun. Open every day.
AC's atmosphere and decor are very European in feel, and the large food menu includes surprisingly authentic Belgian specialties like "stoemp" - a hearty platter of mashed potatoes and root...
Open 5pm-3am (LO), to 11pm Sat, Sun. Open every day.
Soba Kichi - Izakaya: Marunouchi
Open 11am-3:15am (LO) daily.
This popular after-work drinking spot offers very affordable prices - you can enjoy a couple of drinks and snacks here for under Y2000. Deep-fried kushiage skewers start at around Y140, and you can...
Open 11am-3:15am (LO) daily.
Bannzai Vino - Wine bar: Kyobashi
Open 11am-3am (LO) daily.
If you're looking for a wine bar in Kyobashi that won't doesn't roll up the shutters at 11pm, Bannzai Vino is open until 4am (except Sundays), and serves fairly decent food along with wine from...
Open 11am-3am (LO) daily.
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.
La Cuchara - Spanish: Kagurazaka
Open 5:30pm-1:30am (LO). Closed Mondays.
Convivial bonhomie beams from the second-story window of this lively tapas bar in Kagurazaka. Inside, ceramic plates painted in sunny Andalucian colors hang above the brick-lined counter. Bottles of...
Open 5:30pm-1:30am (LO). Closed Mondays.
Bitter - Belgian rest/beer bar: Kagurazaka
Open 5pm-2am. Closed weekends.
Often hidden backstreet bars like this - quiet, sophisticated, with tasteful but understated decor - specialize in expensive Scotch whisky or cocktails, so it's nice to find a place like this with a...
Open 5pm-2am. Closed weekends.
El Pulpo - Spanish: Kagurazaka
Open 6pm-2am. Closed Sundays.
Tapas bars and restaurants are over Tokyo, but El Pulpo may be the only place that bills itself as a "marisqueria" - a Spanish restaurant specializing in seafood. The food here is fantastic, using...
Open 6pm-2am. Closed Sundays.
Brussels - Belgian rest/beer bar: Jimbocho
Open 5:30pm-1am (Sat 5-12). Closed Sundays.
This original branch of the pioneering Belgian beer bar chain is spread out over three very narrow floors, with cozy seating niches. There's a small food menu and a very good selection of beers.
Open 5:30pm-1am (Sat 5-12). Closed Sundays.
Vinuls - Spanish: Ueno
Open 11am-4:30am daily.
Spanish food and reasonably priced French and Spanish wines, with convenient late-night hours. Budget around Y3000 for food and drink at dinnertime. (From the same management as the Aux Amis des...
Open 11am-4:30am daily.
Bar Six - Bar: Asakusa
Open 6pm-2am. Closed Mondays.
Located at the top of the very cultural Amuse Museum, Bar Six offers a nice evening view of the illuminated pagoda and temple buildings of nearby Sensoji Temple. Weather permitting, the outdoor...
Open 6pm-2am. Closed Mondays.
Vivo Daily Stand - Wine bar: Otsuka
Open 5pm-2am daily.
Cheeses, pates and other snacks are just Y400, while wine ranges from Y500-700 per glass at this casual neighborhood wine bar.
Open 5pm-2am daily.
Navel - Wine bar: Nakano
Open 5pm-4am daily.
Despite the close quarters, Navel is a relaxing place to enjoy a couple of drinks and a bite to eat. Around ten wines are available by the glass (Y300-), and selections change daily.
Open 5pm-4am daily.
Riddim - Cafe: Nishi-Ogikubo
Open 11:30am-2am (4am Fri,Sat) daily.
A bohemian-style cafe with music and food from Southeast Asia and the rest of the world. The menu at lunchtime is mostly Vietnamese, but there's a wider selection in the evening, including pastas.
Open 11:30am-2am (4am Fri,Sat) daily.
Screw Driver - Bar: Kichijoji
Open 7pm-4am daily.
This small specialty bar offers the biggest selection of rums in Tokyo, with more than 400 varieties. They also stock 100 kinds of bourbon.
Open 7pm-4am daily.
Vivo Daily Stand - Wine bar: Ekoda
Open 5pm-2am daily.
Decent-quality wines and snacks are available at a reasonable price at a casual neighborhood wine bar. Generally a glass of wine and a small snack - such as pork rillettes or a helping of cheese -...
Open 5pm-2am daily.
Aglio - Bar: Shimo-Takaido
Open 6:30pm-1am (LO) daily.
Aglio is a cozy neighborhood bar with a nice selection of Belgian beers and frites. They also serve several wines by the glass.
Open 6:30pm-1am (LO) daily.
Fireking Cafe - Cafe: Yoyogi-Uehara
Open 11:30am-2am daily.
With its spacious, lively dining room, convenient late-night hours, huge bar and wide-ranging food menu, Fireking has established itself as the hub of Uehara nightlife since its opening in 2000. ...
Open 11:30am-2am daily.
Dish - Wine bar: Yoyogi-Uehara
Open 11:30am-3am daily.
In laid-back Yoyogi-Uehara, magazine-reading, designer sneaker-wearing hipsters gather at Dish, a cheerful cafe just a stone's throw from the station. The space has an open, casual feel, decorated...
Open 11:30am-3am daily.
440 - Bar: Shimo-Kitazawa
Open 11:30am-3:30 (LO), 5:30pm-3am daily.
This live music venue also serves lunch and keeps their bar open until 3am.
Open 11:30am-3:30 (LO), 5:30pm-3am daily.
3rd Stone Cafe - Bar: Shimo-Kitazawa
Open 2pm-5am daily.
The decor here is all earth tones, raw concrete and slabs of wood, with a big tree sitting right in the middle of the floor. Music ranges from reggae to laid-back rock, and the atmosphere is totally...
Open 2pm-5am daily.
Apollo - Bar: Shimo-Kitazawa
Open 8pm-3am daily.
This tiny basement bar hosts live performances from local jazz musicians a few evenings a week, and plays a wide assortment of jazz CDs and videos the rest of the time.
Open 8pm-3am daily.
Eat a Peach - Bar: Shimo-Kitazawa
Open 8pm-8am daily.
This tiny, ramshackle hole-in-the-wall is a late-night Shimo-Kitazawa legend, going strong since 1974. The space behind the bar is filled with mountains of CDs and shelves of vinyl (many of them 70s...
Open 8pm-8am daily.
Marusan Foods - Cafe: Shimo-Kitazawa
Open noon-3am daily.
An extensive vinegar menu is one of Marusan's quirky features: they list several pages of oddly compelling vinegar-based cocktails and soft drinks, and even the food menu has a vinegar soup section...
Open noon-3am daily.
Teppen - Italian: Sangenjaya
Open 6pm-4am (LO). Closed Sundays.
This friendly wine bar has a lively atmosphere and a neighborhood feel. Although interior is fairly large (and certainly bigger than it appears from the entrance), the counter setup with its display...
Open 6pm-4am (LO). Closed Sundays.
Vanilla Beans - Japanese: Futago-tamagawa
Open 6:30pm-3am daily.
A casual bar/ cafe/ restaurant with a very varied but always appealing izakaya-style menu, with dishes like beef cheeks stewed in beer, Vietnamese spring rolls, and a lavishly constructed Salad...
Open 6:30pm-3am daily.
Koop Cafe - Cafe: Naka-Meguro
Open 11:30am-2:30am (LO) daily.
This late-night riverfront cafe offers a casual Italian-Mediterranean menu and open-air seating up front.
Open 11:30am-2:30am (LO) daily.
Red Book - Cafe: Naka-Meguro
Open 11:30am-2am daily.
This tiny cafe serves tasty curries and dirt-cheap beer all day long. Choose from chicken, keema, or one of their daily specials (from Y650). The sea green walls scream Bangkok, while the single...
Open 11:30am-2am daily.
Cecil B - Bar: Naka-Meguro
Open 7pm-4am. Closed Sun, 1st and 3rd Mon.
It's an early-sixties swinging bachelor pad, with charmingly kitsch decor and a nice collection of vinyl R and B spun on their old-fashioned record player. Drinks are reasonable, and there's a small...
Open 7pm-4am. Closed Sun, 1st and 3rd Mon.
Junkadelic - Mexican: Naka-Meguro
Open 6pm-2am. Closed Wednesdays.
A friendly, casual little spot with some of the better Mexican fare available in town.
Open 6pm-2am. Closed Wednesdays.
Bar Agrado - Mediterranean: Naka-Meguro
Open 6pm-2:30am (LO) daily.
Tapas and grilled items, a good selection of sherry, plus around 5 wines by the glass are available at this pleasant bar, located on a small side street behind the Nakameguro GT building. The first...
Open 6pm-2:30am (LO) daily.
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