The Best Bars in Roppongi, Tokyo

Tourists at a bar in shopping mall, Roppongi Hills
Tourists at a bar in shopping mall, Roppongi Hills | © Roberto Fumagalli / Alamy Stock Photo
Youka Nagase

From sky-high cocktails to cozy pubs and sports bars, Roppongi has something for everyone. Find your favorite hangout spot with our guide to the best bars in Tokyo’s Roppongi district.

1. Brewdog

Bar, Japanese

Brewdog is a Scottish craft beer brewery in Roppongi that constantly attracts guests thanks to their wide selection of beer. With a welcoming environment, their bilingual and knowledgeable staff are quick to help guests pick out the perfect pint. The menu features an array of traditional pub food including chicken wings and house-made potato crisps, as well as Japanese-style foods like wasabi-flavoured potato salad.

2. Agave

Bar, Mexican

Agave touts itself as being the world’s largest tequila and mezcal bar with over 550 kinds of liquor stocked. Situated underground in a dimly lit venue with orange lighting, this Mexican lounge bar is a great escape from the rowdy parts of Roppongi. Agave is a great place to visit if you’re looking to have delicious cocktails in an ambience that will make you feel like you’re in a tropical oasis.

3. The Public Six

Bar, American

This American-style sports bar hosts many sports screenings throughout the year with their big TV screen and advanced sound system. Unlike your average sports bar, the Public Six has a chic appearance with wood cabin-like walls and taxidermy hung up on the wall. Step into the place and enjoy a range of beverages including local craft beer, wine, sake and cocktails.

4. Library Lounge THESE

Bar, Japanese

Nestled in a residential area of Roppongi is THESE, a small library-themed cocktail bar with no menu. Instead, the staff brings you a basket filled with seasonal fruits where you select up to two types of fruits and liquor of your choice. Based on your chosen items, they’ll create delicious and thirst-quenching cocktails that you’re able to enjoy in a dimly lit environment. Despite being a bar, THESE is fairly quiet and has the pleasant and relaxing ambience of a library.

5. Abbey Road

Music Venue

Roppongi’s Abbey Road is your go-to place if you’re a massive Beatles fan. Serving both food and drinks, the venue has brought a bit of the UK to Japan. As a themed club and bar, the venue features a live band called the Parrots that plays classic Beatles tunes with an authentic sound.

6. Shot Bar Propaganda

Bar, Japanese

Exuding a party vibe, the buzzing Shot Bar Propaganda is full of life – with local DJs playing over the weekend, it is a desirable venue for those looking for affordable drinks in a vibrant spot. Serving wine, champagne, beer, whisky and brandy, Shot Bar Propaganda also offer happy hour and a ladies’ night.

7. Hobgoblin

Pub, British

Despite being one of the largest pubs in Tokyo, Hobgoblin retains its cozy atmosphere. Owned by Wychwood Brewery in the UK, the British pub caters to vegetarians and meat eaters alike with items like pizza, chips, and mozzarella sticks on the menu. The interior has the charms of an authentic British pub: hardwood decor, a dart board, comfortable seating, and live sports on the big screens.

This article is an updated version of a story created by Alicia Joy.

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