January 6th, 2018


With its plethora of bars – ranging from the high-end bars of Ginza to hole-in-the-wall drinking dens tucked away in unannounced anonymity, Tokyo is a paradise for discerning and casual drinkers alike. Most neighbourhoods are well-populated with bars located in basement spaces or secreted away in intimate upper-level rooms.

Our selection of Tokyo bars exemplifies the best of the renowned Japanese bartending technique and rewarding cocktail experiences – showcasing the polished bartending of several world-famous Ginza bars – and the alluring charm of lesser-known neighbourhood bars.

Every cocktail aficionado visiting Tokyo should make sure to take a drink or two at these bars.

5 featured Tokyo bars

  • Royal Bar – historic cocktail bar at the Palace Hotel Tokyo
  • Bar Trench – internationally acclaimed for unique cocktails enhanced with herb liqueurs & bitters
  • BAR HIGH FIVE – famous Ginza cocktail bar by renowned bartender Hidetsugo Ueno
  • Bar Panacee – neighbourhood whisky and cocktail bar
  • Star Bar Ginza – legendary Ginza cocktail bar

  • bar high five ginza
    BAR HIGH FIVE – cocktail bar in Tokyo
  • Royal bar Tokyo
    Royal Bar at Palace Hotel Tokyo
  • bar panacee tokyo
    Bar Panacee – neighbourhood whisky and cocktail bar in Tokyo
  • star bar ginza
    Star Bar Ginza – Tokyo cocktail bar
  • bar trench tokyo
    Bar Trench - petite urban cocktail bar

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Locations of featured Tokyo cocktail bars 2018