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This section focuses on casual bars with several wines by the glass, including bars at restaurants.

For wine bars and restaurants with strong wine lists by the bottle, please see our wine bar-restaurants section.

Mostly California/ Pacific Northwest

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.
Roti (Tokyo Midtown) - American: Roppongi
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
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...
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) 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.

Australian and New Zealand wines

Terra Australis - Australian: Kita-Sando
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-9pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Run by an Australian wine importer, this stylish upscale dining spot focuses on modern Australian cuisine, with prix-fixe dinners starting at Y5800. The third-floor bar is open until 11pm (last...
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-9pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Zoogunzoo - Wine bar: Omotesando
Open 6pm-2am. Closed Sundays.
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...
Open 6pm-2am. Closed Sundays.
Arossa - Italian: Shibuya
Open 6pm-2am daily.
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.
Open 6pm-2am daily.

Mostly French

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Champagne Bar - Bar: Tameike
Open 11:30am-11pm daily.
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...
Open 11:30am-11pm daily.
Le Petit Tonneau - French: Toranomon
Open 11:30am-3, 6-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
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...
Open 11:30am-3, 6-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Aux Amis des Vins - Wine bar: Ginza
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5:30-11pm (LO) daily.
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...
Open 11:30am-1:30, 5:30-11pm (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.
Viron - Cafe: Marunouchi
Open 10am-midnight daily.
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.
Open 10am-midnight daily.
Le Petit Tonneau - French: Kudanshita
Open 11:30am-3, 6-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
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...
Open 11:30am-3, 6-11pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Roiseau - Middle Eastern: Sangenjaya
Open 11:30am-midnight. Closed Sundays.
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...
Open 11:30am-midnight. Closed Sundays.
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.
Trois - French: Sangenjaya
Open 6pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
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...
Open 6pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Le Temps - Wine bar: Jiyugaoka
Open noon-3, 6-10:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
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.
Open noon-3, 6-10:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.

Spanish wines

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.
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.
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.
Sherry Club - Wine bar: Ginza
Open 5:30-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
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...
Open 5:30-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
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.
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.
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 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.

Wines around the world

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.
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.
Jip - Wine bar: Shinjuku Gyoen-mae
Open 5-11pm. Closed Sundays.
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...
Open 5-11pm. Closed Sundays.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ajirutei - Wine bar: Akasaka
Open 5-11:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Somewhere between bistro and beer hall lies the ambiguous territory of the wine izakaya. Ajirutei occupies a space that looks as though it was once a sports bar. Despite the cheerful red walls and...
Open 5-11:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Vivo Daily Stand - Wine bar: Shimbashi
Open 7am-midnight (Sat 2pm-). Closed Sundays.
Wine by the glass and casual French snacks at very reasonable prices - most snacks are Y400, while wines are Y500-700 per glass.
Open 7am-midnight (Sat 2pm-). Closed Sundays.
Vinos Yamazaki - Liquor shop: Yurakucho
Open 11am-11pm daily.
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...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
Tama - Wine bar: Marunouchi
Open 11am-2:30, 5-11:30pm (LO) daily.
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...
Open 11am-2:30, 5-11:30pm (LO) daily.
WW - Wine bar: Marunouchi
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
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...
Open 11am-10pm (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.
Maru - Wine bar: Hatchobori
Open 5-11pm. Closed weekends.
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...
Open 5-11pm. Closed weekends.
Gustavo - Wine bar: Ningyocho
Open 5-11:30pm. Closed Sundays.
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...
Open 5-11:30pm. Closed Sundays.
Le Train Bleu Iwatocho - Wine bar: Kagurazaka
Open 5:30pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
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.
Open 5:30pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Le Train Bleu - Wine bar: Iidabashi
Open 6:30pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
A wine bar in the evening, a soba restaurant in the daytime. They have over 70 reasonably priced wines by the bottle, with a dozen or so by the glass. The food is mostly simple grilled dishes. All...
Open 6:30pm-midnight. Closed Sundays.
Enotria Diana - Cafe: Suidobashi
Open 11am-11pm daily.
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...
Open 11am-11pm daily.
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.
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.
T.Y. Harbor Brewery - Brewpub: Tennozu Isle
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Exciting, well-centered modern American cuisine - drawing on European and middle Eastern and Asian influences - from this bayside brewpub. The wine list is fantastic, with good values at every price...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5:30-10pm (LO) 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.
Vivo Daily Stand - Wine bar: Nakano
Open 5pm-3am daily.
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.
Open 5pm-3am 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.
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.
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