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.
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.
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.
Kamome is a club in Yokohama that plays live music. Japan’s finest come to show their passion and talent at Kamome. Various instrument experts with piano, saxophone, organ, keyboard, guitar, drums come to Kamome to play their finest tunes. Kamome is a great place to hangout with friends and colleagues; they serve good food and drinks. Reservations are a must due to the crowd it draws most times. Kamome also offers its space for private parties and weddings; they have special packages at a reasonable cost for such events. Kamome is a great place for music and art lovers.
The Bridge is one on best hangouts for the party craving and dynamic youngsters. The Bridge is a club that has live music being played by some of the most talented lot in the city. With dark interiors, this place is sure to give you the ideal feel to make your feet sway, like no one’s watching. DJ’s and Bands are invited and welcomed to perform their best. Weekly events and special nights are organized.
Le Temps Perdu is Belgian-style bar in Yokohama's "blue-collar paradise," the Noge district. Le Temps Perdu has "a hole in the wall" look to it, but appearances can be deceiving. Don't be fooled, Belgian Bar Le Temps Perdu is a happening place that offers Flemish beer, some snack food, and live jazz.