If you’re on the hunt for a sleek and stylish watering hole in Tokyo, you needn’t look far. A mix of tradition and modern mixology, here’s our pick of the best swishy bars in Tokyo:
Temple of sake challenging its stuffy rep, one fashion-forward cup at a time, this arresting architectural imbiber is rich in atmospheric minimalism. Interiors courtesy of Komar Kehal (Alexander Wang) and Abilio Hagihara (Prada) set the stage for prize-winning sake sommelier Dmitry Bulakh’s selection of premium, craft, rare and new sips.
MB1 4-2-4 Nishiazabu Minatoku Tokyo, twelv.in
Bar Kasumicho Arashi
Curiously secreted away in the basement of a private home, this tad spooky-on-the-outside boîte is all beaut walnut bar and stellar G&Ts on the inside. Seasonal botanical, house-infused gin is the star of the underground show.
Uchida House B1F, 3-23-14 Nishi-Azabu, Minato-ku , Tokyo, bar-arashi.com
Pinkies poised for all-day tea and ‘tails at this tiny watering hole by celeb mixologist Shuzo Nagumo. Great for resting tired tootsies after tearing up the shops at swish Ginza Six – choose between a tea-tail tasting flight or tea-riffic signatures like gyokuro martinis and genmai negronis.
6 Chome-10-1 Ginza, Chuo City, Tokyo, ginza6.tokyo
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