Shibuya is considered a part of Tokyo that doesn’t sleep. It consists of many restaurants and cafes where people can relax, unwind, socialize, and spend an evening. For those who are up for dancing and having a thrilling night, there are numerous bars and clubs in the area to choose from.
If you’re into something a bit more casual but just as fun, there is also a great selection of unique izakaya (bars) in the area which have varying themes and unique characteristics. If you are in the area and looking for something a little bit different to try on an evening, why not check out these two izakayas which promise a uniquely Japanese and definitely fun-filled experience!
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Shibuya Dagashi Bar (also known as Ebisu Candy Bar) is perfect for those with a sweet tooth! This is a pub which allows you to enjoy not only alcoholic beverages but also “dagashi” (cheap candies and snacks). It has a retro atmosphere which makes you feel like you’re visiting an old Japanese restaurant but with a modern twist.
The bar offers several traditional sweets that you can purchase for as low as 10 yen. There are also popular dishes you can order such as Takoyaki (Octopus Balls), Minced Meat Cutlet, and Napolitan. Takoyaki is baked or roasted with mayonnaise or takoyaki sauce and costs 450 yen per order. Minced Meat Cutlet is either pork or beef, kneaded together with onion and then deep-fried, and costs 250 yen. Napolitan is spaghetti mixed with green peppers, onion, and Wiener and topped with an egg. It costs 780 yen.
Depending on the meal you’ve ordered and much of a sweet tooth you have, you could also choose to indulge in the all-you-can-eat dagashi selection! The place has a seating capacity of 54 people and is open from 4:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. However, it is open an hour earlier on Saturdays and Sundays. Please note that credit cards are not accepted here so you have to pay with cash.
If you want an evening at an izakaya which is like no other, you should head to Bar Ginza Panorama Shibuya. The bar runs on the theme “Railway healing space for adults.” There is a running model railroad that you can enjoy watching while enjoying your drinks! The atmosphere is quiet and sophisticated and is certainly ideal for customers of all ages and backgrounds.
There are several alcoholic beverages you can try such as Railroad Cocktails (Romance Car, Snow Rabbit Express, Dr. Yellow, Asakaze, etc.), Cocktails, Rum Base, Vodka Base, Whiskey Base, Tequila Base, Beer Base, and Wine Base drinks. If you don’t like alcohol, you can also order Non-alcoholic Cocktails (Cinderella, Summer Delight, Florida, and more).
If you’re a train enthusiast, you’ll definitely admire the place! You can even bring along your own model train to run on the tracks! If you’re not a big railroad fan, the bar is still a great spot to visit as it is very welcoming. If it is your first time to visit the place, do not hesitate to ask the staff for assistance. They may not be able to speak English fluently, but they’ll try their best to help you!
The amount of bar and dining options in Shibuya can be overwhelming to tourists, and it might be difficult to judge which ones are good. There are so many kinds of bars that offer a range of dining and drinking experiences. However, these two bars offer unique concepts that are worth the experience during your visit or stay in Japan. They are original and fun, and provide a good service and great memories!
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