Established during the late 1800s, Kamiya is one of Tokyo’s oldest bars. It’s lively and loud on weekends and has a reputation for being friendly and welcoming. They’re famous for their cocktails and especially their denki-bran, aka electric brandy.
Relax and listen to the soothing sounds of jazz at Bar Blue Room in Ueno, a whiskey and cocktail bar with sleek modern décor and a quiet ambiance. The food is a mixture of Italian antipasto and elegant French desserts.
Kurand Sake Market is a sake and nihonshu (Japanese liquor) bar where it’s always all-you-can-drink. Patrons pay the entry fee of 3,000 yen (US$27.50) and are allowed to pick and choose what they want to drink from the glass-front refrigerators, pouring it into the glasses provided. Over one hundred types of sake are available.
Game Bar A Button is built around a retro gaming theme, decorated with familiar characters and controllers from consoles past. Grab a seat at one of the gaming stations and take your pick of the available consoles. Though it might sound tempting for youngsters, you must be at least 20 years old to enter.
The 1/3 Cafe and Bar is located in Akihabara. The space is nicely decorated in stylish rustic décor, with exposed lighting and comfortable cushioned seats. They have a wide selection of domestic and imported beers and a welcoming international vibe.