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Ginza is the home of expensive clothiers and restaurateurs alike. If you are looking for a taste of those 1980s heydays, you need come no further than the elegant French restaurant, L'Osier. Listed in Japan's Hanako magazine as one of the top dining spots and recently awarded three Michelin stars, this restaurant serves up original and delectable French dishes at reasonable prices. Be sure to call ahead, and dress your best. This place has a jacket and tie rule.
Nestled on the 4th level of a commercial high-rise, Bar High Five draws drinkers with its intimate setting, complete with dim lights, jazz in the background and courteous bartenders. Grab your throne at this cozy venue, and soak in the rustic views of the Ginza's rail lines. Its trained mixologists know the art inside out, so expect your favorite concoctions to be precisely mixed and meticulously shaken. Hidetsugo Ueno is a master of some innovative blends, amusing guests with his adept pouring and blending skills. This small spot may be hard to find, but once inside, its a true treasure for cocktail aficionados.
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.
For atmosphere, this Ginza bar wins high praise. It has got that low lit, cozy feel, with hanging lights and dark wood tables. For prices it does even better, especially when you consider the fact that Ginza prices could do battle with those of Zurich. Entrees and appetizers are quite cheap, and if you are not up for shelling out on a bottle, light wine tasting, which includes three glasses, is available at a low price. As for their selection, it is definitely worth a peek. The Wine Bar boasts of over 500 various wines.
Pagoda specializes and takes pride in hosting live spot music shows. With a plethora of artists that have already played here before and regaled the crowd, the club also has a huge line of talented artists and musicians lined up. Having a loyal fan following, they're event schedules are always packed so make sure you book your tickets in advance. Pagoda also rents out it's venue space for events, shows and concerts. For this their equipment quality i.e light and sound is superb and adds an extra edge to the already vibrant performance. Pagoda also has it's own studio and live house that upcoming talents and musicians can make the most of. Head out here for some great music, premium drinks and events. Check website for updated events and details.
The 'majestic' in Majestic Bar could stand for the view that you have from the 41st floor - the view is exquisite, particularly that (on a clear day) of Mount Fuji. The drinks menu holds no real surprises - a standard selection of wines, whiskeys and cocktails - but people don't come for the alcohol - the panoramic view of Tokyo and beyond is the real star of the show here.