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This bar doesn't seem like much of an establishment from the inside. Soon after settling down, however, customers will quickly see that the secret concoction lies in the owner's wacky behavior. From a visual interpretation of the drink menu to foreign service adaptations, Mark Kagaya, the owner, delivers a healthy serving of laughs and bizarre entertainment that is unlike anything most people have ever witnessed at a bar. Always playing the hospitable host, Mark may even break out some equally interesting games and karaoke to keep the atmosphere fun, but beware of prank beer mugs and full-sized frog costumes! Though usually closed on Sundays, appointments can be requested.
Club Mandala is a nocturnal's delight. The night club pulsates with infectious energy all through the night. The ambiance is absolutely relaxed and soothes you into its warm presence. A live band performs your favorite songs as you savor your drink. The food available goes well with the mood and can actually churn up an appetite where there is none. The venue is spacious and can also be booked for events and functions.
One can really marvel at the love of music the Japanese have and here in Tokyo one can be greeted by many live houses. Nine Spices is one of them and it has has held some of the most prestigious music shows and concerts. Nine Spices is also a bar and a club all rolled into one to present to you, the customer, one of the best entertainment options ever. Talking about the bar, expect some premium drinks from the flounce-free place to send your spirits soaring. Always packed on a weekend, it's also an awesome place to meet like minded people and enjoy some original music played by Japanese bands.
Tucked into Shinjuku's Golden Gai bar district is the famous La Jetee. The bar is tiny, with movie posters covering the walls, and is a popular hangout for journalists, photographers, and filmmakers. Francis Ford Coppola, Juliet Binoche, Wim Wenders, and Chris Marke, director of La Jettee, the 1962 film after which the bar was named, have all frequented this unique gem, which pays homage to French cinema. There is a reasonably priced food and drink menu, which when combined with the interesting company you will meet should equal a memorable night.
This quaint little bar in Shinjuku takes you back in time to the 1970's, when jazz music was at its peak. The owner of the bar, a haiku master and a jazz fan himself, has done up the interiors of his venture in a fashion that is enigmatic more than anything else. Going by the name of the bar, you'd expect to have large pictures of samurais practicing their art or at least something sporty, but what you get is a thousand white lucky cat statues staring down at you, and the forgotten jazz tunes coming alive in the background. Bet you've never enjoyed your drink in an atmosphere like that!
The wooden ornate door welcomes you at Bar Piano. The decor is chic with grand crystal chandeliers and the faux fireplace, creating a vibrant ambiance along with the velvet red walls. Golden frames and interesting decorations comprising taxidermed animals and regal lamps adorn the walls. You will surely be charmed by the bold interiors. Come here for a night full of fun. The quality liquor available will compel you to visit this place again.
Unit is a great place to spend the night. You can start in the lounge area, grabbing a bite or a drink, then catch a live show, either local or with solid international talent. Afterwards, you can groove to some of Tokyo's and the world's best DJs. Made up of various spaces of varying sizes, Unit really is a good bet on most nights. While not the biggest club in Tokyo by a long shot, what Unit lacks in size it more than makes up for in high quality. Unit knows what it's doing across the board, from indie, to reggae and beyond-and frankly, you could do a lot worse than just popping in to 'have a look-see'.
A famous live music venue in Tokyo, Club Que hosts many regular events like 'Freak Affair', '66 Night', 'Loud Party' and 'Drink'Em All'. Many local as well as national artists and bands have performed at this venue—The Privates, Noise Temple, Jiro Kawakami, Euphoria and C-999 are just a few of them. Apart from live music and in house events, you can also enjoy dining at the pub. The full service bar offers a variety of drinks to choose from. Also check out the club's merchandise which includes the club Que emblem and their popular 66 Nite edition t-shirts.
Tokyo's branch of Disney's Rainforest Cafe is well worth discovering, especially if you've got children, of any age. Descend into a world of exotic flora and fauna, where the cries and bleats of animatronic jungle animals mix with the vibrant colors of tropical fish for an otherworldly dining experience—and the food is pretty good too. At Rainforest Cafe, safari-clad servers whisk food and drink to and fro while monkeys hang from the ceiling. If that's not enough, check out their educational gift shop on the way out. While this could dent your pocketbook a bit, the Rainforest Cafe experience really is fun for the whole family, as well as the closest you may ever get to true jungle dining.