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.
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 the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, the landmark on the Yokohama waterfront was originally built in 1911, and today it provides you fine live jazz music with French cuisine. You can enjoy all types of jazz from local artists or world-class big names at one of the most romantic places in Yokohama. Tickets are available on the Internet.
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.
Like its sister pubs in Tokyo, The Tavern pub serves good, traditional pub food and a variety of English and Irish draft or bottled ales and beers to help it down. It has a cozy, British atmosphere, even when it is crowded. There is an extensive menu of British delights to choose from. Fish & chips, probably the best in town. Add a portion of mushy peas to it. Then choose the Shepherd's pie or the Cornish pasty if you prefer.The traditional Roast Beef and Yorkshire pudding is another dish that you could order. Beers from England, Ireland and Even Australia you could find here. If you are interested in sports you could watch them at the bar while you relax with your drink.
Downbeat has been serving drinks to jazz lovers for more than 40 years, and it is still as popular as ever. The owner's record collection, which totals over 3,000 LPs, provides most of the music, but once a month there is a live session. The lounge-style seats and low tables provide a very relaxed atmosphere to enjoy your drinks--and the music. Make sure you eat before you drop into Downbeat; the place serves only very light snacks, such as mixed nuts and cheese. There is, however, a very comprehensive drink menu. Bourbon is the most popular drink here and this is closely followed by gin and lime, an unusual choice, but a favorite among the regular clients.
Celts is an Irish sports bar and casual dining restaurant in the Kannai area, just a step from the station. Upstairs is a large room with several flat screen televisions, while the downstairs is split between the bar (smoking) and some more cozy areas with tables and chairs. The old style signs, brass rails and engraved glass windows give the place the feel of a traditional Irish pub. The drinks menu is extensive with draft beers, a large range of cocktails, many whiskeys including malts, wine, champagne and soft drinks. The menu includes many pub favorites like shepherd's pie, fish and chips and baked potatoes. There is also a bar menu with fries, edamame, nuts and nachos. -AH
As the name suggests, this bar is devoted to the music of another era, the 1970s. Located near the northern entrance to Chinatown, it has thousands of tracks, Japanese as well as British and American artists, by all the big stars and most of the minor ones as well. The facade looks like a shop from Carnaby Street of London in the 1960s. Inside, there is seating for 36 at tables and the counter in relative comfort. The menu is predominantly American with such bar favorites as tacos, pizza and burgers. They also do an interesting line of cocktails based on peach liquor.
Actor & Actress is a great place to take a date when you want to create an impression of knowing where the chic of Yokohama while away their time. Most of the clientèle are from the established 'in crowd', youngish, urbane and cosmopolitan. You can either sit at a table and enjoy your own company or sit at the counter and engage in conversation with other patrons. Do not worry if you can not speak Japanese; most of the regulars here are more than capable of holding a conversation in English.
Bar Noble is an epitome for liquid appetites, with an elegant and a plush vibe, sleek service, passionate bartenders and over 500 cocktails to choose from. You cannot miss the 'Great Sunrise' that won the World Cocktail Championship in 2011, and created right here, in this bar. They have other cocktails with a variety of bases such as cognac, rum, fresh cream, vodka, and they also serve also fresh fruit mojitos. With the bartenders that seem to know it all, the charming parade of mixology and the chic presentation of the final drink, Bar Noble is a must-visit.
Foggy Guys is really hard to define. It has the interior of an upscale English pub, serves a mixture of Spanish and Italian food, and wafts in jazz as the background music. Nevertheless, it is a pleasant place to spend a few hours in good company or an impressive place to take a business client when you want something different to the usual bar.
One of the major features of Bar Great Harry is the cocktail-mixing competition that the staff competes in every night. You name your drink, and they will mix it, with great pleasure and enthusiasm. There are a wide range of choices on the food menu, including salads, pizzas and pastas. This dish alone will have you coming back for more. The motif of this bar, both inside and out, is that of a pirate ship. The dark brown solid wooden tables match the beams and counter and look more inviting that any pirate ship you will see in a Hollywood movie. Thus, there is a hint of a nautical ambiance from bygone days, and the dimmed lighting contributes to the romantic mood.