Ebisu: Bar
Trench (Ebisu: Bar)
Open 6pm-2am daily.
late: Open late
Sun: Open Sundays
decor: Notable decor

Trench offers an intriguing menu of signature cocktails and "twisted classics," and they also stock a huge assortment of liquor and liqueurs if you want to branch out on your own. The interior space is tiny, with seats for only thirteen customers, but the two-story ceilings, street-facing windows, and impressive set of bookshelves above the bar give it the feel of a comfortable urban lair.

The signature cocktails here aim for novel, fun flavor combinations that somehow work well together, with descriptive names like Sloe Beet Margarita and Mezcal Milk Punch. They will also do bespoke cocktails - we mentioned a liqueur and liquor that we were in the mood for and our bartender stirred in a few well-chosen extra ingredients to create a mixological masterpiece on the spot.

In spite of their small size, Trench has landed on a number of world's-best-bar lists, and they're fairly popular with foreign residents and visitors, especially on weekends. They have a few sister branches in the immediate neighborhood - alliteratively named Tram, Triad, and Trench Annex - where the staff can redirect customers if the place is full.

Shibuya-ku, Ebisu-Nishi 1-5-8.
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Venue listing from Bento.com5 Star Rating: highly recommended