The Best Bars in Chuo, Tokyo

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Photo of Alicia Joy
Tokyo Writer31 July 2017

From high-end cocktail bars to the cheapest shots in Ginza, here are our top picks for bars in Chuo-ku, Tokyo.

Mori Bar

Cocktail Bar, Japanese
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A classy, comfortable and quiet cocktail bar run by Takao Mori, a legend among bartending greats. Find it hidden away on the tenth floor, sharing a block with another Ginza legend, Tender Bar. Dress smart.

Ginza Music Bar

Cocktail Bar, Japanese, $$$
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Check out Ginza Music Bar for a great sound system and music to match. This bar is decked out in sleek, modern décor and a relaxing vibe, with soul and blues playing softly in the background – occasionally via live DJ. And with an extensive list of classic and original cocktails, it’s the perfect place to unwind after a long day.

Y&M Bar Kisling

Cocktail Bar, Wine Bar, Japanese
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Kisling is an upscale cocktail and wine bar in the heart of Ginza that exudes an old world elegance. The bar was co-founded by the aforementioned Takao Mori and is now run by the former chief bartender at the luxury New Otani Hotel. Dress smart.

Mixology Laboratory

Bar, Japanese, $$$
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Mixology Laboratory is a quiet, cozy bar with high marks for creativity. An array of scientific lab equipment is used in the making of drinks, and it makes for an interesting show. The mixology idea took off quickly, and there are now multiple bars operating under the concept.

Ginza 300 Bar

Bar, Japanese
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As the name suggests, everything at 300 Bar costs 300 yen (US$2.70). Stand in line to get your drink tickets, then use those to order whatever you like. On weekends, the bar brings in a live DJ. Small and casual, 300 Bar is still an exciting place to spend a Friday night that won’t break the bank.

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