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TOKYO BAR ADVENTURE

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LIFE / Food & Drink / TOKYO BAR ADVENTURE
Dec 16, 2014
Zima gets a new look and a second chance
In Japan, a man can order a bottle of Zima at a bar and no one will make snide comments questioning his sexuality.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / TOKYO BAR ADVENTURE
Dec 2, 2014
Get the taste of Brazil right at Caipirinha Bar
Even if you don't care for the nightclubs, rowdy bars and other delights of the Roppongi scene, Caipirinha Bar is one of those rare places that doesn't give off that general "Roppongi" feel that leads some patrons to take their drinking elsewhere. The bar, with its dim lighting and relaxing Brazilian...
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Nov 18, 2014
Step into another era at Cafe Streamline
Leaving the tranquil streets of Tokyo's Daikanyama district and entering Cafe Streamline is like going back in time. The bar contrasts the modern architecture outside with antiques and old kitchen appliances cluttering the interior and soft jazz music playing on a radio. Then again, the bar counter and...
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Nov 4, 2014
Drunk Bat: Attune your sonar to this cozy craft-beer bar
Admittedly, the only reason craft-beer bar Drunk Bat in Mitaka caught my attention was because of its name. For English-speakers, it comes off as amusing; for Japanese speakers with only a few years of compulsory English education under their belt, it can be misheard as "Drug Bad," which leads to some...
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Oct 14, 2014
Craft beer on tap couldn't be simpler
Opened last month, Pump is the newest addition to Tokyo's continuously expanding craft-beer scene. The interior is clean and simplistic with unadorned concrete walls, spotless counters and tables and a stainless-steel wall behind the bar counter.
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Sep 30, 2014
Unleash your inner fetishist at Tokyo's Shag
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Sep 16, 2014
Younger drinkers lured by bourbon cocktails
Up until recently, whisky was seen as a drink for ojisan (old men), enjoyed on the rocks or mizuwari style (heavily diluted with water). With the opening of the limited-edition Jim Beam Bar in Roppongi Hills, however, alcoholic-beverage giant Suntory Holdings proffers that whisky shouldn't be limited...
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Sep 2, 2014
Explore the many flavors of Belgian beer
While people comment on the increasing number of small-scale breweries and craft-beer bars in Japan, I can't help but notice that Belgian beer is also gaining a lot of attention — albeit on a lesser scale.
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Aug 19, 2014
New social network helps visitors find a Tokyo drinking buddy
Moving away from the tourist spots and the expat nighttime hangouts such as Shibuya, Roppongi or Asakusa, it can be intimidating for a newcomer or visitor to decipher the Japanese-only izakaya menus in some of the less well-known areas of Tokyo.
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Aug 5, 2014
Enjoy a heady cocktail of alcohol and fear
A frozen cocktail may quench your thirst and a serving of unagi (eel) will give you the energy you need to fight summer fatigue, but only a scary ghost story will bring a shiver down your spine and leave you cold for the rest of the evening.
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Jul 15, 2014
Vinegar wine need not leave you sour
"Vinegar wine" sounds pretty much like what happens when wine goes bad — not exactly something you would want to drink with a steak. But when I discovered that a new place called Marni Baru in Shimokitazawa was serving what it called vinegar wine on its menu, I was curious to check it out.
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Jul 1, 2014
Cupid aims his arrow at loveless Tokyo drinkers
While bars often use tactics such as offering healthy low-calorie food items or fruity cocktails on the menu to attract female customers, Aisekiya in Akabane resorts to an extreme that most sane businesses would not risk: Women can drink as much as they want — without paying a single yen. But the izakaya...
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Jun 17, 2014
Hack your way into a computerized cocktail
While some bars have live music to bring in customers, newly opened Hackers Bar in Tokyo's Roppongi district holds live computer coding events to bring in the programmers.
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Jun 3, 2014
Drinking with the dead at Tokyo's zombie bar
Once a month, Night Gallery Cafe Crow in Roppongi becomes a horror scene straight out of a George A. Romero film, as zombies descend upon the small venue. For more than two years, zombie performance unit Zombiena has been renting out the place every last Sunday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. to hold what it calls a Zombie Bar.
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May 20, 2014
Mitaka's 3 Stories is a birthplace of new tales
They say that when you enter a good bar you should bring with you an anecdote that you share with the bartender or another customer sitting at the bar, who, in turn, would also have a story to exchange. By the end of the night, after a bottle of whiskey to loosen the tongue and a few laughs, a new story...
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Apr 15, 2014
A boozy round of beer pong hits the spot
Long associated with college frat parties, beer pong is now mainstream in the United States. Although the game — which requires a long table, a pair of ping pong balls and several plastic cups, each filled with an inch of beer — is difficult to talk a Japanese pub owner into replicating, there are...
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Mar 18, 2014
BrewDog: Scottish brewery's Tokyo pub has attitude on tap
Scottish craft brewery BrewDog made its first foray into Asia with the opening of its own bar in Roppongi, Tokyo, on March 1. At a preopening event the night before, the company invited guests to try some of its most popular craft beers on tap.
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Mar 4, 2014
Sober is the new drunk at juice-cocktail bar
In an izakaya or pub in Tokyo, a glass of orange juice can look out of place among a sea of beer mugs. For a nonalcoholic drinker who chooses to avoid pints for whatever reason, going out in Japan can be hard. While beer or wine lovers have a wide variety to choose from, those who can't drink are stuck...
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Feb 18, 2014
Campion Ale: A pint of something fresh at new Tokyo brewpub
Between the kitchenware shops that make up Kappabashi-dori and the area around Sensoji Temple is a recently opened British-style pub that brings something new to Tokyo's drinking scene. Campion Ale not only stands out among the stalls that sell Japanese fare in Tokyo's popular sightseeing spot Asakusa,...
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Feb 4, 2014
Share a premium cocktail with man's best friend
Bar Black Sheep is a gem hidden in the middle of Shibuya for those who want to drink premium cocktails without having to empty their wallet. Customers are first greeted by the owner's dog, an adorable Shiba Inu that goes by the name Hana-chan and enjoys a pat on the head while you sip on the bar's original...

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