To experience a modern izakaya (an informal Japanese bar), Gardiner recommends visiting Micks in the Nagarekawa entertainment district. Owned by a Japanese duo from Hiroshima, Micks is a cosy bar seating up to 40 people. The dark wooden interior features counter seating or comfortable floor cushions resting on the tatami floors. It’s a great spot for late-night drinks and eats, as it’s open until 3am. English menus are available, and diners can choose from the Japanese option, which features sashimi, tempura and rice dishes, or the Western version, which has fish and chips, salads and carpaccio. All-you-can-drink menus are also available if you’re feeling up for a big night out.