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.
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
A pub, bar, a space provider for events and concerts all this and more is what Moon Step is all about. The pub is famous for the live music renditions that promise to take you for a joy ride. Gigs are performed here on a regular basis and quite a few bands like junk fiction, atom, Brazil Ufo, airhead have graced the stage of Moon Step. A great place for local bands and artists to showcase their talent, the rentals are quite reasonable and the management takes care of all the technicalities and also provides the necessary musical instruments for the shows. This compact venue has a capacity of 170 people and is a good stage for musicians to exhibit their creativity.
Boasting over 1,000 types of beers, even the pickiest of hops and barley aficionados can find a beer to their liking here. If you have never had an African or Indian beer or would like your friends to learn about your favorites, Billy Barew Ebisu is the place to be. Parties and events can be hosted. For such a range, be prepared to pay some premium prices but it is a worthwhile experience for those who cannot get out of the country enough to enjoy the pleasures of global brews.
This Shibuya hot spot is not only popular with the local youngsters, but also foreigners and tourists from all over. If you like to enjoy your drink in a place with peaceful ambiance and soothing music, then Club Asia should not appear on your list. However, 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. Be aware that no casual attire is allowed at this classy night spot.