Shinjuku is a district in central Tokyo that does not sleep. There are countless bars and drinking spots open until the wee hours of the next day. If you have no idea where you should go to drink, here are some recommendations that will make your night journey into Shinjuku exciting!
Ebisu is a chic neighborhood in Tokyo with many exquisite restaurants (sushi, French, etc.). It is also famous for its garden place, which is lit up during Christmas time. But, Ebisu is also famous for Ebisu yokocho; a down-to-earth, lively and fun place to have a drink and a bite to eat... for cheap! I would say your Japanese experience isn't complete without having visiting Ebisu Yokocho at least once!
This is one of the coolest new bars in Shibuya. They have an awesome record collection that they play on an excellent quality vintage sound system (turntables, speakers and amps) a good selection of drinks, and a great retro atmosphere.
Toot! Toot! Japan isn't short of interestingly-themed restaurants! Just a little wander around the backstreets of popular tourist spots you'll find some pretty eye-opening restaurant signs. Testudo Izakaya (Railroad bar) Little TGV combines a maid cafe with a railway theme. All aboard!
Wakanui is a famous steakhouse in Tokyo. They offer incredible steaks and the best view of Tokyo's iconic building, Tokyo Tower. If you are looking for the nice restaurant to have a special dining experience, just visit Wakanui, and you won't regret.
Have you been to izakaya in Japan? It is a Japanese style casual bar where you can enjoy reasonably priced Japanese dishes, drinks, and nomihodai (all-you-can-drink). Izakaya is such common that there are many chains located near stations. Here is a list of the selected izakaya chains which feature different food and concepts. Check all and find the one that meets your need!
For just a few weeks, JW fans can enjoy special edition highballs and food at this awesome outdoor bar at Shibuya Stream! Check it out before the event finishes!
Ikebukuro has plenty of good spots to enjoy your evening and party until the wee hours of the night! You will definitely find this area guide useful if you are looking to have fun in Ikebukuro after 8 PM.
For a night out in Shinjuku with free-flowing alcohol and great food, check out these five selected izakayas! They're all pretty cheap too.
8bit cafe is a tiny cafe/bar near Shinjuku Sanchome station. The cafe serves, of course, good drinks and some finger food, but its claim to fame is the panoply of vintage game consoles you can come play with. It'll take you right back to childhood!