Eine der ersten Adressen, wenn es um Jazz in Tokio geht: Das 'Blue Note'. Hier kann man die besten Jazzmusiker aus der Region und außerhalb sehen. Es gibt Sitzplätze für 300 Personen und neben guter Musik auch gutes Essen. Allerdings sind Speisen und Getränke nicht im Eintrittspreis enthalten, und so kann ein Abend im 'Blue Note' recht teuer werden. Das Programm wechselt wöchentlich.
This Shibuya hot spot is not only popular with the local youngsters, but also foreigners and tourists from all over. If you want a venue that is brimming with energy with live musical performances, theme nights and an overcrowded dance floor, this is the place to be. Enjoy spectacular live gigs and have a gala time with your friends at Club Asia.
Wer viele verschiedene Biersorten ausprobieren möchte, der ist hier an der richtigen Adresse. Bei einer Auswahl von mehr als 1.000 Bieren wird auch der heikelste Hopfen- und Malzfan das richtige finden. Man kann ein afrikanisches oder indisches Bier probieren oder seine Freunde endlich einmal das eigene Lieblingsbier probieren lassen. Für Feiern und Anlässe kann das Lokal gemietet werden. Das ist zwar kein billiges Vergnügen, aber ideal für all jene, die in naher Zukunft nicht aus Japan hinauskommen und dennoch gerne internationale Braukunst genießen möchten.
Antenna America gets to Yokohama, best from the flavors of American craft beer. There are 8 taps of beer and an elaborate variety of bottles and cans to choose from. The impeccable selection of the beers that are served here, the tasty food consisting of burgers, ribs, chicken and more, the relaxed vibe of the place, the amazing Foosball table and the music are what make Antenna America worth visiting time and again.
Spring Valley Brewery not only fulfils your liquid appetite with some amazing craft beer, but also takes you through Japan's beer history. They brew six different types of beer, all of them so colorful and so flavourful. They have the Jazzberry, a fruit beer made from raspberry, with a lovely ruby colour and an invigorating taste. The Afterdark, a dark beer, bitter but smooth, should be tried if you're a beer connoisseur. They have established pairings of food to go with the beer, so binge in some amazing cuisines of the world along with the brews. Spring Valley Brewery is where you experience fine craft beer with fine food.
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
Located in Nihonbashi(Ginza) with other branches in Ochanomizu (Akihabara) and Akasaka, Franziskaner Bar & Grill is a delightful German eatery and beer hall. The building is decorated in a rustic style, with lots of light wood paneling and exposed stone against cream colored walls. A long communal table and stained glass windows add to the European feel. On the menu you will find thick sausages, spaetzle, venison, and of course, the crowning achievement: a wide variety of European beers, both on tap and in bottles. The place is always cheery, filled with boisterous patrons, so grab a couple friends and make a night of it.
Tokyo's Cotton Club, an offshoot of the legendary Cotton Club in New York, hosts the creme de la creme of jazz talent - Martha Reeves, Lena Horne, Delfonics; these are just some of the huge names that have played to Cotton Club's crowd of passionate jazz fans. Tickets aren't cheap but tickets for the best rarely are; reservations are recommended. Opening times vary according to programming.
The Marunouchi area of Tokyo is not know for its fun and frivolity, but that is just what some local restauranteurs wagered on when they opened the Mucho Mexican resto-bar - to inject some colorful flavor into this reserved part of town. They have succeeded. Akin to a more resort-like, Mexican resto, Mucho Modern Mexicano brings the smells, tastes and colors of Mexico alive. The place is lively and fun. It is affordable and tasty. Not to mention, the food is made in front of you, guacamole fresh, and the drinks are spirited. You could do worse than taking the time to fiesta here, so why not pop in and see what Mexico can be all about? Reservations recommended. -Stephen Lebovits
The wooden interior, dark walls, open terrace, and long, gleaming bar add to the old-fashioned, European pub-feel at Antwerp Station. It's by far one of the biggest Belgian beer pubs in Tokyo. Top-flight European beers are the show stoppers here, with a few on draft and the rest in bottles. The food, which pairs well with the drinks, is high quality and very tasty. Given the name of the bar and restaurant, the menu is heavy on Belgian specialties, including frites, and muscles which come prepared in a wide variety of ways. Other choices include various roasted meats, with flavorful grilled vegetables on the side, and it's always a safe bet to try whatever is on the daily specials board.
Despite its somewhat odd sounding name, The Hump is actually an extremely upscale, trendy sushi bar. The decor is gorgeously appointed and bathed in a soft gray tones. Combined with the blue of twilight, the atmosphere becomes especially soothing. The best place to sit is at the bar, where you can watch each dish prepared before your eyes. Ingredients are extremely fresh, and entrees include standard items such as sushi, tempura, and sashimi. There is also a nice list of sakes to go with your meal. Be prepared for prices that are somewhat steep, however, the food and ambiance more than makes up for it.
Chef Carme Ruscalleda brings her hometown of Catalonia to the midst of Tokyo with Sant Pau, a restaurant which has already earned three Michelin stars. Offering thoughtfully prepared prix fixe menus, the dishes at Sant Pau are meant to introduce the light flavors of the Mediterranean to diners through a seasonal menu. Tapas dining is available in the wine bar, which offers over 400 bottles of Spanish wine. The classy, contemporary setting of the restaurant with minimalist yet colorful accents is an addition to the pleasurable dining experience of the patrons.