Wine Bars

Mostly California/ Pacific Northwest

New York Bar (Nishi-Shinjuku) 5323-3458
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 vibrant Art Deco-inspired paintings on opposite walls. With its ebony chairs and walnut floors, the atmosphere is one of understated sophistication - there's nothing to detract from the stunning cityscape. [See FULL REVIEW.]
viewdecorSunmapNishi-Shinjuku 3-7-1-2, Park Hyatt Hotel 52F. Open 5pm-midnight (Thu-Sat -1am) daily.
Roti (Tokyo Midtown) (Roppongi) 5413-3655
This informal wine bar offers a wine-friendly menu of seafood, steaks and chops, including fresh lobster, Washington oysters, BBQ baby-back ribs and catfish burgers. The wine list covers more than 100 wines by the bottle (including some rare finds) and twenty by the glass, with three different carafe sizes so you can organize your own custom tasting. Budget around Y8000-9000 for dinner with drinks.
SunmapAkasaka 9-7-4, Tokyo Midtown Garden Terrace 1F. Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Oregon Bar & Grill (Shiodome) 6215-8585
This traditional American steakhouse has a small bar up front serving Oregon wines by the glass. [See FULL REVIEW.]
viewSunmapHigashi-Shimbashi 1-5-2, Shiodome City Center 42F. Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.

Australian and New Zealand wines

Zoogunzoo (Omotesando) 3400-1496
The smart interior here is a very Tokyo-exotic mix of baked-mud walls, heavy wooden furniture, and organic-looking extra-terrestrial lighting fixtures like something from the set of "Alien". But you're really here for the wine - over 100 different varieties, from all regions of Australia and New Zealand. [See FULL REVIEW.]
decormapShibuya 2-9-11, Aoyama City Bldg. B1F. Open 6pm-2am. Closed Sundays.
Arossa (Shibuya) 3469-0125
One of Tokyo's first Australian-only wine bars, with one of the largest selections of rare and expensive wines from that country. The food is mainly Italian, and consistently good. [See FULL REVIEW.]
SunmapShoto 1-26-22. Open 6pm-2am daily.

Mostly French

Marugo (Shinjuku) 3350-4605
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 nearly half of the choices on the frequently changing list. [Show more]
lateSunmapShinjuku 3-7-5. Open 5pm-2am daily.
Marugo II (Shinjuku) 3356-1052
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 reasonably priced. Get there early to avoid the crowds. [Go to branch review]
lateSunmapShinjuku 3-9-4. Open 5pm-2am daily.
Cabotte (Shibuya) 3462-7790
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 you based on your preferences and budget. Wines by the glass are available from Y800, bottles from Y4200. [Show more]
lateSunmapSakuragaokacho 12-5. Open 6pm-2am daily.
Le Lion (Ebisu) 3445-8131
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 prepared brasserie - or, rather, bouchon - fare make this cafe/wine bar a lovely place for a casual meal or late-afternoon tipple. [Show more]
open-airSunmapEbisu 1-21-16. Open noon-11:15pm (LO; -5:15pm Sun ). Open every day.
Shonzui (Roppongi) 3405-7478
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 more by the bottle. The food menu is simple bistrot-style fare - pates and rillettes, charcuterie and cheeses. Budget around Y3000 for food.
latemapRoppongi 7-10-2. Open 6pm-1am (LO). Closed Sundays.
Zero Bar (Roppongi) 5775-0010
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 before the last train at night, or before the first train in the morning (the bar stays open until 5am Tuesday - Saturday). [Show more]
lateSunmapRoppongi 4-10-5. Open 8pm-4:30am (LO). Closed Mondays.
Champagne Bar (Tameike) 3505-1111
This refurbished bar, hovering over the main lobby of the ANA Hotel, serves several different champagnes by the glass or the bottle, ranging from Y1300 to Y3000 per glass. There's also a limited food menu and lunch specials at midday.
SunmapAkasaka 1-13-33, ANA Intercontinental Hotel 3F. Open 11:30am-11pm daily.
!Le Petit Tonneau (Toranomon) 5545-4640
Very casual bistro-style fare and a good variety of wines from southern France - they import their own wines and many are available by the glass. The chef is Philippe Batton, formerly of Le Petit Bedon in Daikanyama, and the atmosphere is authentically French. [Go to branch review]
mapToranomon 2-1-1. Open 11:30am-3, 6-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Aux Amis des Vins (Ginza) 3567-4120
The small, bistro-style ground-floor dining room serves a Y4,800 prix fixe dinner until 10pm (last order). There's also a second-floor wine bar with an a la carte snack menu. Saturday lunch starts at Y1800.
SunmapGinza 2-5-6. Open 11:30am-1:30, 5:30-11pm (LO) daily.
Marugo (Marunouchi) 6269-9105
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 is nice. The menu includes eighteen French wines by the glass, hundreds more by the bottle, and a small selection of tasty snacks like pork terrine.
open-airSunmapMarunouchi 2-6-1, Brick Square 1F. Open 11am-11pm (LO) daily.
Viron (Marunouchi) 5220-7289
A combination bakery and brasserie; it also features a small standup bar serving ten wines by the glass - a good place to meet up before dining nearby.
SunmapMarunouchi 2-7-3, Tokyo Bldg Tokia 1F. Open 10am-midnight daily.
!Le Petit Tonneau (Kudanshita) 3239-6440
Bistro-style food from Petit Bedon chef Philippe Batton (including perfect duck confit and world-class roast potatoes), plus an eye-opening selection of wines from southern France, with many choices available by the glass. [See FULL REVIEW.]
mapKudan-Kita 1-10-2. Open 11:30am-3, 6-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Roiseau (Sangenjaya) 3418-8603
With just twelve seats Dar Roiseau may be the smallest Moroccan restaurant in town, but the kitchen manages to turn out an impressive variety of Middle Eastern dishes. There's also a nice selection of French and Moroccan wines by the glass or bottle. [Show more]
mapSangenjaya 2-13-17. Open 11:30am-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Teppen (Sangenjaya) 6805-5773
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 of tapas-style daily specials gives it a cozy feeling. [Show more]
latemapSangenjaya 2-14-19. Open 6pm-4am (LO). Closed Sundays.
Trois (Sangenjaya) 3419-0330
Trois offers a good selection of reasonably priced wines from around the world, including many organic and biodynamic varieties. The food menu offers country-style French dishes like lamb chops and pork spareribs served cassoulet-style, and a very meaty Venison Parmentier stewed in red-wine sauce and served with mashed potatoes. [Show more]
mapSangenjaya 2-15-14, ABC Bldg 110. Open 6pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Le Temps (Jiyugaoka) 3718-6448
There's a bar menu of simple pastas, terrines and salads, plus a more elaborate French menu if you want a full meal. Wines range from Y3,800-32,000, with eight served by the glass.
SunmapJiyugaoka 1-25-3. Open noon-3, 6-10:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.

Spanish wines

Madrid (Shibuya) 5459-5507
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.
lateSunmapDogenzaka 1-11-3. (behind Tokyu Plaza) Open 11:30am-4am daily.
Tio Tio (Shibuya) 5458-4188
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 Jamon Serrano proudly displayed on the counter. Wines by the glass change daily. A few seats are available around the bar, but the front is standing room only.
latemapSakuragaokacho 16-7, Suzuki Bldg 1F. Open 5:30pm-2:30am. Closed Sundays.
!Tio Danjo (Ebisu) 5420-0747
This tiny Ebisu standing bar looks as though it's been plucked from the backstreets of Barcelona. Choose from a variety of tapas like bacon-wrapped dates or jamon iberico to snack on as you sip on a glass of wine (Y500-) or fino sherry (Y600-).
mapEbisu 1-12-5. Open 5:30pm-midnight (LO). Closed Sundays.
Bar Guapos (Ebisu) 5728-4741
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 number of Sherries. [Show more]
lateSunmapEbisu-Nishi 1-3-8. Open 5pm-3:30am (LO; 5-11:30pm Sun, Mon). Open every day.
Sherry Club (Ginza) 3572-2527
The Sherry Club in Ginza has an ochre coziness that envelops you the minute you sit down. It is quite possibly the best place in Tokyo to familiarize yourself with the many styles and flavors of this somewhat archaic tipple which originated centuries ago, crafted to ship well and store even better. [Show more]
mapGinza 6-3-17, Yugen Bldg. 2/3F. Open 5:30-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Carino (Yotsuya 3-chome) 3225-6226
"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 pizzas, and grilled meats and seafood on skewers. The food is great, but the pace of delivery can be somewhat leisurely. Budget around Y4000 for food and drink.
latemapArakicho 1, Nakabayashi Bldg 1F. Open 6pm-1:30am (LO). Closed Sundays.
!La Cuchara (Kagurazaka) 5228-5058
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 wine, conveniently marked with prices and descriptions, line the tall wooden shelves at the far end of the room. Floor-to-ceiling windows make the space seem bigger than it is - the bar seats a scant twenty-four - and create an atmosphere that feels both intimate and open. [See FULL REVIEW.]
lateSunmapKagurazaka 4-3, Omiya Bldg 2F. Open 5:30pm-1:30am (LO). Closed Mondays.
!El Pulpo (Kagurazaka) 3269-6088
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 fresh seafood that's delivered directly from Odawara in Kanagawa Prefecture. [See FULL REVIEW.]
latemapKagurazaka 4-3, Miyazaki Bldg 1F. Open 6pm-2am. Closed Sundays.
Vinuls (Ueno) 5826-5753
Spanish food and reasonably priced French and Spanish wines, with convenient late-night hours.
open-airlateSunmapUeno 7-1-1, Atre 1F. Open 11am-4:30am daily.
Bar Agrado (Naka-Meguro) 6659-7223
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 floor, with its counter seating (and standing room at the front), has a cozy, chilled out feel. Table seating can be found on the second floor. (Open 4-11:30pm Sundays and holidays.)
lateSunmapKami-Meguro 2-7-10. Open 6pm-2:30am (LO) daily.

Wines around the world

Vivo Daily Stand (Takadanobaba) 6380-3501
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 foie gras mousse - will come to less than Y1000.
lateSunmapTakada 3-10-18. Open 5pm-2am daily.
Vivo Daily Stand (Okubo) 6908-7969
Snacks such as cheeses or terrines are just Y400 at this casual wine bar, while wine by the glass ranges from Y500-700.
lateSunmapHyakunincho 1-15-33. Open 9am-2am daily.
Jip (Shinjuku Gyoen-mae) 6380-1178
If you've ever wanted to try Japanese wines, but don't want to gamble with buying completely unknown bottles, Jip Bar is the place to check out. This specialty wine bistro pours from a rotating list of twenty Japanese wines by the glass at any given time. [Show more]
mapShinjuku 2-7-1. Open 5-11pm. Closed Sundays.
Cona (Shinjuku) 3354-8823
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.
lateSunmapShinjuku 3-11-12. Open 5pm-5am daily.
Vivo Daily Stand (Yoyogi) 5351-1299
A chain of neighborhood wine bars, Vivo offers decent wines at inexpensive prices (from Y500), while small tapas-style plates are just Y400.
lateSunmapYoyogi 1-10-7. Open 5pm-2am (Fri -3am) daily.
!Beacon Bar (Omotesando) 6418-0077
The front bar area of the popular Aoyama steak house is a worthwhile destination in its own right, with excellent original cocktails, a good wine list with many choices by the glass, a casual food menu and outdoor seating on the patio if you're so inclined.
open-airSunmapShibuya 1-2-5. Open 11:30am-3, 6-10pm (LO) daily.
Marzac (Omotesando) 6418-5063
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 World for just Y500 a glass, along with a big selection by the bottle. The chalkboard menus list plenty of daily specials, along with simple vegetable dishes and grilled lamb, chicken, pork and beef.
lateSunmapShibuya 2-2-3, Luca Bldg 2F. Open 6pm-3am (LO; Sun -10pm) daily.
Cona (Shibuya) 3770-5729
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 recommendations from the knowledgeable young staff. [Show more]
lateSunmapDogenzaka 2-7-5. Open 11:30am-4:30am (LO) daily.
Kuni (Shibuya) 6415-4592
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 Y1000.
lateSunmapDogenzaka 1-5-5. Open 11:30am-7am daily.
Legato (Shibuya) 5784-2121
This international restaurant includes a spacious and popular bar with a good wine list and an excellent nighttime view of Shibuya.
viewSunmapMaruyamacho 3-6, E Space Tower 15F. Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-10:30pm (LO) daily.
!Bongout Noh (Shibuya) 5464-0858
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. If you get tired of standing there's also a sit-down restaurant in back; snacks up front average around Y700, with main courses in the restaurant averaging Y1500. [See FULL REVIEW.]
lateSunmapShibuya 1-10-12, Miyagi Bldg 2F. Open 5pm-3am daily.
Voco (Ebisu) 3447-8929
Wood-fired thin-crust pizzas for Y500 and wines by the bottle from Y1900 at at this sister shop of Shibuya's Cona.
lateSunmapEbisu 1-6-1. Open 11:30am-2am (LO) daily.
Yebisu Oyster Bar (Ebisu) 5447-1870
This airy, open-plan bar serves several wines by the glass, four beers on tap (including the excellent Edelpils), and a limited menu of raw oysters (Y1000 for 3), shrimp cocktails, sausages and ceviche.
SunmapEbisu 4-20-4, Yebisu Garden Place Glass Square B1F. Open 3-10:30pm (LO), from 11am Sat/Sun daily.
Implicito (Nishi-Azabu) 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.
Parabola (Nishi-Azabu) 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.
Ruby Cafe (Shinagawa) 6717-0928
If Shinagawa Atre were a hotel this would be the "lobby lounge" - definitely not the place for a discreet rendezvous. And while it may not be destination dining, it's worth knowing about for its big wine selection - two dozen choices at Y500/glass, courtesy of a high-tech wine dispenser system. There are various light dishes to nibble on, including good free-range chicken caesar salad, pizzas, and assorted small appetizers priced at Y300.
SunmapKonan 2-18-1, Atre Shinagawa 4F. Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
LB6 (Roppongi) 3478-0222
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 artisanal cocktails. The food menu features dishes like grilled loin of pork and lamb chops, assorted hams, and shellfish steamed in wine.
lateno smokingSunmapRoppongi 4-11-13. Open 5pm-3am daily.
Vivo Daily Stand (Shimbashi) 6280-6460
Wine by the glass and casual French snacks at very reasonable prices - most snacks are Y400, while wines are Y500-700 per glass.
mapShimbashi 2-20-15, Shimbashi Ekimae Bldg #1 1F. Open 7am-midnight (Sat 2pm-). Closed Sundays.
Vinos Yamazaki (Yurakucho) 5224-6391
The little tasting room in the back of this well-stocked liquor store is a good place to wind up a shopping afternoon or start off an evening in Ginza or Marunouchi. To accompany your wine, there are six different cheeses and other wine-friendly foods like pate, smoked duck and chicken pastrami. [Show more]
SunmapYurakucho 2-7-1, Yurakucho Itocia Plaza B1F. Open 11am-11pm daily.
Tama (Marunouchi) 3213-2277
Tama serves Okinawan food and wine, which turns out to be a pretty good combination. There are five wines by the glass every day, all priced at Y550, and many more bottles lining the wall, all with prices on display for easy ordering. The rafti (stewed pork) is excellent; they also do grilled meats and various appetizers. Budget around Y4000.
SunmapMarunouchi 2-6-1, Brick Square B1F. Open 11am-2:30, 5-11:30pm (LO) daily.
WW (Marunouchi) 5288-7829
The wine bar of Salt (the Australian restaurant next door), WW offers around 1000 different wines from around the world, including a few dozen by the glass, plus a simple food menu (sashimi, blood sausage, trout confit). Budget around Y5000 at dinnertime.
SunmapMarunouchi 1-5-1, Shin-Marunouchi Bldg 6F. Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Bannzai Vino (Kyobashi) 5542-1889
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 Y700/glass.
lateSunmapKyobashi 3-1-1, Tokyo Square Garden 1F. Open 11am-3am (LO) daily.
Maru (Hatchobori) 3552-4477
A liquor shop, a standing bar, and a casual sit-down grill, Bar Maru is many things to many people. Browse the shelves, and if you find something you like you can crack it open on the spot for a modest Y500 corkage fee. Pop into the tachinomiya next door for a quick drink, or head to the second floor for a more comfortable scene. [Show more]
mapHatchobori 3-22-10. Open 5-11pm. Closed weekends.
!Gustavo (Ningyocho) 3249-3237
A joint venture by ham importer Principe and wine producer Zonin, this casual wine bar specializes in top quality cured meats from San Daniele del Fruili and Italian wines. The interior resembles a stylish Roman cafe, with shiny red acrylic surfaces, a gleaming metal bar, and shelves stocked with books and magazines about Italy. Italian radio plays in the background, and the friendly chef chats easily in Japanese and Italian. [Show more]
mapNihonbashi Ningyocho 2-3-2, Tamaeido Bldg 2F. Open 5-11:30pm. Closed Sundays.
Bottega (Yotsuya) 3358-9547
This casual bistro offers value-priced wines and meaty Mediterranean snacks late into the night. The spacious basement dining room has a warm feel to it - heavy on the wood and brick, with floor-to-ceiling shelves filled with wine bottles surrounding the tables. [Show more]
lateSunmapYotsuya 1-24, Mitsui Garden Hotel B1F. Open 5pm-3am (LO; Sat, Sun - 11:30pm) daily.
Le Train Bleu Iwatocho (Kagurazaka) 5228-6877
This tiny wine bar (with just fifteen seats) offers inexpensive food and a good selection of wines, from Y490 per glass or Y2400 per bottle. Cash only. [Go to branch review]
mapIwatocho 19. Open 5:30pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Le Train Bleu (Iidabashi) 3268-1812
A wine bar in the evening, a soba restaurant in the daytime. They have over 70 very affordable wines by the bottle or glass, plus decent food. Counter seating only - the restaurant is only two meters wide, so it's best for groups of 1-3 people. Cash only.
mapKagurazaka 1-14. (right from exit B4a Iidabashi sta.) Open 6:30pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Enotria Diana (Suidobashi) 5803-7676
We certainly can't complain about a conveniently located indoor-outdoor cafe-bar that's open all afternoon and serves great food and drink. The menu offers simple but tasty dishes like duck confit and mussels steamed in white wine, along with freshly baked pizzas and wines by the glass, all at very reasonable prices. Our only worry is that they'll be too popular to get into.
SunmapKoraku 1-3-61, Tokyo Dome City Meets Port 3F. Open 11am-11pm daily.
Vivo Daily Stand (Otsuka) 5972-4622
Cheeses, pates and other snacks are just Y400, while wine ranges from Y500-700 per glass at this casual neighborhood wine bar.
lateSunmapKita-Otsuka 2-12-6. Open 5pm-2am daily.
Enotria Diana (Tennozu Isle) 5769-0910
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-airSunmapHigashi-Shinagawa 2-2-4, Tennoz First Tower 1F. Open 11:30am-10pm (LO) daily.
!T.Y. Harbor Brewery (Tennozu Isle) 5479-4555
This bayside brewpub and restaurant has a convivial bar area up front where they serve tasty snacks and fresh brews. The wine list is impressive, with good values at every price level and nine wines by the glass. [Show more]
decorSunmapHigashi-Shinagawa 2-1-3, Bond Street. Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Navel (Nakano) 5340-5808
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. [Show more]
lateSunmapNakano 2-30-8, Tachikawa Bldg B1F. Open 5pm-4am daily.
Vivo Daily Stand (Nakano) 5888-5476
A very casual local (non-standing) bar with reasonably priced wines. Most food items are priced at Y400 and come in tiny, bite-size portions.
SunmapNakano 3-35-6. Open 5pm-3am daily.
Vivo Daily Stand (Ekoda) 6914-8143
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 - will come to less than Y1000.
lateSunmapSakaecho 1-10. Open 5pm-2am daily.
Dish (Yoyogi-Uehara) 5465-6455
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 with urban mod flourishes - colorful sofas, fiberglass bucket chairs, and sixties-era bric-a-brac - that recall San Francisco's Mission district or Williamsburg in Brooklyn. Bouncy ska and Cuban R&B keep the mood lively, and original art is exhibited along the right-hand wall. [See FULL REVIEW.]
lateSunmapUehara 1-33-16, Otsuka Bldg 2F. Open 11:30am-3am daily.