Enjoy a wide variety of traditional pub grub, beer and cocktails while watching your favorite sports events live and taped on the large-screen TV and the multitude of sets. The atmosphere and the foreign-influenced clientele make this Australian-owned place popular with sports fans and foreigners in Tokyo. Happy hour from 5p to 7p provides really good value for draught beers. Boddingtons, Bass, Guinness and Asahi are some of the brews on tap. Private parties are welcome. It is open from Monday to Friday from 5pm and Saturday and Sunday from 3pm.
As the premier jazz venue in Tokyo, the Blue Note is the place to hear some of the world's greatest jazz musicians. Tied in with other clubs in such cities as New York and Milan, Blue Note is able to attract such names as Natalie Cole, Oscar Peterson and Taj Mahal. Arrive early for dinner and enjoy a wide ranging menu offering everything from steaks to seafood. Check the website for concert information. This is a must-visit for jazz lovers while in Tokyo.
Located in the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, the landmark on the Yokohama waterfront was originally built in 1911, and today it provides you fine live jazz music with French cuisine. You can enjoy all types of jazz from local artists or world-class big names at one of the most romantic places in Yokohama. Tickets are available on the Internet.
A must for beer lovers, Bashamichi Taproom is one of several outlets for Baird Beer, a small brewery dedicated to making flavorsome beers using traditional malted barley, whole flower hops and soft Numazu water. The three-story Taproom has a long bar on the ground floor, a large room with bar and table seating on the second floor and a rooftop beer garden. The range of beers on tap include brown ale, pale ale, IPAs, a lager, a stout, and amber ale, as well as seasonal choices and a guest ale. The food menu offers authentic American style BBQ with beef, pork and chicken. There is also pizza, salad, macaroni cheese and Texas chili. A big-screen TV and regular music events help to create an inviting atmosphere. -AH
Like its sister pubs in Tokyo, The Tavern pub serves good, traditional pub food and a variety of English and Irish draft or bottled ales and beers to help it down. It has a cozy, British atmosphere, even when it is crowded. There is an extensive menu of British delights to choose from. Fish & chips, probably the best in town. Add a portion of mushy peas to it. Then choose the Shepherd's pie or the Cornish pasty if you prefer.The traditional Roast Beef and Yorkshire pudding is another dish that you could order. Beers from England, Ireland and Even Australia you could find here. If you are interested in sports you could watch them at the bar while you relax with your drink.
This classy, up-market venue stages pop, rock, jazz and classical concerts, including many pop and rock artists from the 1960s and 1970s. All genres of jazz, from smooth jazz to fusion, are represented as well, but the eclectic mix of live performances at Sweet Basil 139 even reaches all the way to classical music with a focus on recitals and chamber music. There is formal dinner seating for 270 and standing room for 500, so this is a great place to spend an entire evening out. In addition, there is a bar and outdoor terrace with seating for 40. The food is excellent and reasonably priced.