bars

We check out Shinjuku’s video game theme bar and get a neat EXP bonus, enjoy whacky plate-ups

Grab your Virtual Boy and ready your quarters, it’s time to knock back a shot of gaming nostalgia!

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New bar catering to Pokémon GO players who want to make friends opens in Tokyo

Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your trainer name ♫

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Evangelion bar in Tokyo: You mustn’t run away from the awesome anime food at this sakaba

We go on a mission to eat and drink at Nerv headquarters.

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Evangelion Bar reopens in Tokyo for its second impact of drinking and dining

Newly added “Angel Hour” service gets you a discount on drinks such as L.C.L. and the Ayanam Rei Soda cocktail.

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Ridiculously awesome cherry blossom bar with sakura pool opening in Tokyo【Photos】

It’s called the Sakura Chill Bar, but it’s got us seriously excited.

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Drink like a fish, but with lizards and snakes, at Tokyo’s awesome reptile bar【Photos】

Tea and cookies at a cat cafe too cutesy for you? We’ve got just the alternative for your next night out in Tokyo!

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Evangelion Bar opening in Tokyo to soothe the rattled nerves of fans of the traumatizing anime

You’ll feel better after downing a few Rei cocktails and eating rampaging Angel Sachiel.

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Japanese bar pianist plays beautiful version of Pokémon background music without anyone noticing

An elegant rearrangement of an iconic piece of video game music history, plus where to hear the musician play live.

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Tokyo restaurant has all-you-can-drink sake and all-you-can-eat sushi, and all of our love

Located not far from the Tokyo Skytree, this might just be our favorite place on Earth.

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Actresses and employees from Japan’s most prominent adult film distributor staff bar where customers won’t mind the lack of seats.

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Japanese chicken wing pub draws in gullible customers with sexy-legged lady trap

Restaurant serves all the food and drinks it promises, but the eye candy isn’t quite what it seems.

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Japan’s most popular pub chain rolls beer price back to what it was in 1980 for celebration

Always a good choice for a beer, Hub is about to become an even better one.

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Kyoto hotel’s Maiko-han Bar event lets travelers drink with geisha at amazingly affordable prices

Foreign guests welcome at lobby lounge function that sidesteps the cost and pretense of orthodox geisha services.
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Mr. Sato becomes a Tokyo host club host for one night, and you can drink with him!

Two of our reporters invite you to share a glass of absinthe with them at Host Club Roketto in Shinjuku.

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Caffé latte with sake: the newest way to relax in Kyoto

After a long day of sightseeing in Japan’s former capital, don’t forget to try this Japanese take on Irish coffee right across the street from Kyoto Station.

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Amazon is opening a brick-and-mortar bar in Tokyo, giving us a reason to leave our homes

Human and virtual sommeliers help customers pick out the perfect beer, wine, or sake in “bar with no menu.”

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Interview with a “happening bar” customer: “I was getting repulsed by the whole atmosphere”

We ask the difficult questions, like what the hell is a “happening bar?”

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How to spot scam artist bar barkers in Japan

The lure of cheap booze is hard to resist, but before you follow that discount-promising tout, take a moment to check what clothes he’s wearing.

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With a rotating schedule of models on-site, the bar will be open for a limited time only.

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Hotel in Japan has discounts for female bar customers who wear high heels, the higher the better

A pair of stilettos could slash your tab by up to 40 percent.

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