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Although it is part of the chain of Hub Pubs which has branches all over Japan, HUB Roppongi is a great place to visit since it opened all the way back in the 1980s and has retained its popularity over the years. If you are tired of izakiyas and Japanese noodle houses, this is the place to come to. Offering the drinks, food and ambiance one usually associates with a British public house, this pub serves British classics like fish and chips, roast beef and, the favorite drink of the Irish, Guinness. All in all, this is a great place to come for a drink with friends, especially during happy hours.
Drop in for an after-work drink or some delicious Tex-Mex fare at Havana Cafe. Known for its zippy cocktails and happy hours, this lively bar is a great place to simply hang out with a bunch of friends. The basement has a cozy and quieter dining room where you can enjoy some delicious and hearty food while the ground floor has a trendy bar where you can take a seat at any of the high chairs or stools which are ranged around the bar and the opposite wall. The use of tiles behind the bars and the arching ceiling gives this bar area a trendy feel while the dining area downstairs, with its nick-nacks, flower arrangements and dim lights has a warm, inviting feel. Offering a much-needed break from Japanese fare, and drinks at extremely fair prices, the bar is especially popular among the tourist population.
Give your palate a break from the usual and head to The French Kitchen for a delectable French experience. Situated on the second floor of the fabulous Grand Hyatt Tokyo, this restaurant offers an incomparable wining and dining experience. Elegant, stylish and intimate, the ambiance creates the perfect setting for a formal meal. The restaurant's open kitchen, sun-soaked terrace and exquisite interiors embellished with trees and potted plants add to the warmth of the setting. Feast on some scrumptious French dishes such as the Pâté de Campagne or the Boeuf Bourguignon, and wash it down with a succinct glass of wine. The bar boasts of an exquisite selection of spirits and beers, along with an impressive wine collection.
Dragon Men is a popular gay bar in the heart of the Shinjuku area which is known for its reasonable prices and happy hours. Come by for a drink with a couple of friends or socialize with strangers. The spacious dance floor is usually packed, especially on the weekends. Although most of the crowd consists of men, you can still find quite a few women shaking a leg on the dance floor or chatting over cocktails. With DJ nights and a trendy vibe, this place is popular among the locals, expats as well as tourists.
The Peak Lounge is one of the Park Hyatt's bars; its more famous sister, New York Bar, is eleven stories above on the 52nd floor. The Peak Lounge, unlike the New York bar is a quieter, more peaceful place where you can simply relax with a drink and enjoy the incredible views. The centerpiece of the bar, a beautifully constructed bamboo garden, contributes to the sense of serenity. Along with drinks, you can order a delicious dessert or a light snack. All in all, this bar is the perfect spot for a romantic pre-dinner drink.
Just as the name suggests, Beer Saurus is the go to place in Ikebukuro if you want to try out different types of beer. With great happy hours during which time the beer prices are halved, you can try out a number of their varied selection of beer which includes international selections numbering up to 100. Zippy cocktails and champagne are also available to sip on. Along with drinks, the place also serves a number of delectable sharing plates of food. The cuisine is a clever mix of American and Japanese wherein American classics are taken and given a Japanese spin. Artfully scattered memorabilia and dim lighting gives the place a cozy vibe making it the perfect place to grab an after-work drink with friends or party late into the night.