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. A rustic, elegant setting provides the perfect vibe to enjoy dinner and music and is a must-visit for jazz lovers while in Tokyo.
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.
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.
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
Oriental Lounge at the Mandarin Oriental hotel is a great location for those looking for an evening of leisure, good live music, and some pampering. The views of the city from the 38th-floor glass paned windows are breathtaking and is just one of the features that makes this a fine place to spend an evening. Whether you want to enjoy a delicious cocktail in the evening or have a sumptuous breakfast, the lounge has everything. Whether it is the sun-soaked city or the twinkling lights of skyline, the lounge is open from morning to night at your service. There is also a cigar cellar right near the hotel's reception desk, or for those looking for a special afternoon treat, try the afternoon tea service.
Mandarin Bar, located on the 37th floor of the Mandarin Oriental hotel, features live music every night, in an enticingly stylish and sophisticated atmosphere. Balancing minimalism and glamour, the interiors exude elegance and the breathtaking views of the dazzling city below are an addition to the exquisite vibe. It is great as a pre-dinner or post-dinner hangout with a good selection of spirits, wines, and cocktails and an appetizing menu to pair your drink with . Looking to start the night with a decadent treat? Have a seat and enjoy one of the many fine cigars on offer. Relish the views and the cocktails in style at one of the best bars in the city.
This self-styled Grand Maison has a beautiful setting in which you can enjoy classic French cuisine. The restaurant is adorned with paintings and sculptures by the likes of Goya, Kandinsky, and Rodin - and all are genuine pieces. The restaurant, uniquely, doubles as an art gallery and is surrounded by the works of masters, which only heightens a diner's anticipation for the food. And it doesn't disappoint - it is rich, redolent of truffles and butter. There is an excellent cheese selection, as well as an, intimidatingly vast wine cellar; the restaurant carries vintages of Chateau Petrus but more affordable choices are available.
Devil Craft brings together two of the worlds most loved food and drink- pizza and beer, to offer an experience that is simply delightful. Inspired by the urban American-style eateries, this restaurant is the place to be for an enjoyable experience. Featuring an enticing selection of Chicago-style pizzas and an impressive selection of craft beers, there is much to be enjoyed at this fabulous restaurant. Hand-tossed and cooked to perfection, the pizzas pack a hefty punch of flavor that seems to linger on the palate.
If there's one drink that goes wonderfully with French food, it's wine. This is a terrific restaurant which serves a variation of French and Japanese dishes with a selection of wines from various countries. Try their foie gras don, which consists of foie gras served over rice and sprinkled with green onions and ginger - it's a real knockout. Completing the experience is the elegant atmosphere and decor, which is distinctly French in flavor.
This posh establishment offers a great view of Tokyo's neon panorama from its 9th-floor vantage point in the Ginza Fusou Building. Upon entering Penthouse G, one might notice that the interior has a distinct film noir feel to it. This is because the interior of this bar was created by a set designer noted for his work in the film The Year of the Dragon, and while that movie may have been forgettable, the atmosphere and the view from this bar are not. The interiors are impeccably exquisite with leather lounge sofas, rich wooden bar counter and the warm glow of chandeliers that add to the elegance. Offering limited number of cocktails and drinks, you can savor a glass of wine or ask the bartender to make a great concoction for you.