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Inspired by the whimsical comic book world, KANDA FLUX is a great place to unwind with a few drinks. Eye-catching, futuristic designs and comic book memorabilia, lightens the air of the place and adds a tinge of childish fun to the atmosphere. Named after notable characters and events from the comic world, the cocktails served here are every bit as remarkable as you'd expect them to be. Amongst the myriad, the Vision, Loki and the Tom, stand out as fan favorites. KANDA FLUX is also a known venue for a number of events, including mini-cosplays and theme nights.
Lupin's fame - given that it's a tiny windowless basement bar - is mainly due to the astounding amount of literary heavyweights have passed through. Kan Kikuchi, Osamu Dazai, Shusaku Endo - they've all raised glasses here, along with a litany of artists, photographers and actors. Lupin has been around since 1928, and survived the Showa period and it is still incredibly popular today - go for a beer and check out the bar's collection of photographs of many of Japan's most venerable writers.
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.
No, this isn't a takeoff of the movie, and you won't find any of the bartenders wearing gold loincloths or red capes. What you will find are cheap prices to an amazingly large selection of alcohol. 300 Bar serves over 100 cocktails, as well as shots, beer, and small dishes to soak up all that liquor. The best thing about these drinks though, and the reason the bar has its name, is that they all cost only 300 yen. To make this deal even sweeter, the bar offers coupons in many big magazines, so you can end up getting a drink or two for free before moving on to the rock bottom prices. The only catch to this place is that it is a standing bar, so you may not want to make it your only stop of the night.
For explorative gastronomes who’re not afraid of venturing into unknown territories, the Vampire Café is a rewarding destination. Located in the swanky center of Ginza, this Gothic culinary escape is enveloped in striking crimson velvet décor, offering just the right ambience for an eerie, yet memorable dining experience. Complementing the experience are the many detailed additions such as the curiously dressed waiters and waitresses, a coffin centerpiece and Victorian-style candles. The French- and Italian-leaning menu is teeming with dishes that are garnished in accordance with the theme. Don’t be surprised to find devoted diners decked up in Gothic savoring their meals at a neighboring table.