The Best Bars in Minato, Tokyo

Drinks at Code Name MIXOLOGY, Akasaka | © City Foodsters/Flickr
Drinks at Code Name MIXOLOGY, Akasaka | © City Foodsters/Flickr
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Tokyo Writer24 July 2017
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From award-winning bars in Akasaka to local favorites in Roppongi, here are the best bars in Tokyo’s Minato Ward.

Rooftop Bar

Bar, Cocktail Bar, European, $$$
The Andaz Hotel's Rooftop Bar
Courtesy of The Andaz Hotel's Rooftop Bar / Expedia

At 52 floors up, Rooftop Bar is the highest bar in Tokyo. It’s perched atop the Toranomon Hills multi-use building and is part of the luxury hotel Andaz Tokyo. If you can get a seat by the window, Rooftop Bar offers a truly bird’s eye view of the city. Reservations can be made ahead of time on their website.

Sorasio

Bar, Restaurant, French, $$$

Stylized “so/ra/si/o”, this restaurant and bar combo offers impressive views of Tokyo Bay. The restaurant serves elevated French cuisine, while the bar has a full menu of liquors, wines and cocktails. Cozy up to the counter and take in the view from 46 floors up. Located inside the Caretta Shiodome in Shinbashi.

Dry-Dock

Bar, Pub, European, $$$

Dry-Dock is a nautical themed (but not tacky) bar in Shinbashi, complete with captain’s wheels for beer taps and portholes in the doors. You won’t find many cocktails here, but they claim their Asahi Super Dry is the tastiest in Tokyo due to their attentive serving process. Find this bar tucked underneath the track by Shinbashi Station under the Yamanote Line.

Skylounge Stellar Garden

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Hotel Restaurant, Restaurant, Wine Bar, Japanese, $$$
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Courtesy of Sky Lounge Stellar Garden / Booking.com

Skylounge Stellar Garden may not be one of the tallest bars in Tokyo these days, but it offers a unique vantage point and views of Tokyo Tower up close and personal. This classic bar, upscale bar is part of the Prince Park Tower located in Shiba Park.

code name MIXOLOGY

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Japanese

Code Name MIXOLOGY is a serious about cocktails. Taking an almost scientific approach to mixing, the expert bartenders create flavor combinations you’ve never seen anywhere else. A must-see in Akasaka.

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