Updated: November 13, 2018
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Best Bars in Ikebukuro, Tokyo - Make Your Day Special!


Feeling like having a nice drink in Ikebukuro? It has a lot of night spots to have a good time. Here is a list of selected bars where you can have an unforgettable night experience!

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vivo! BEER+DINING BAR is one of the most popular bars in Ikebukuro. It is on the basement of a building located 5 minutes walk from the east exit of Ikebukuro station.

They are well known for the wide selection of beer. You can try beers that you can rarely find anywhere else. The food and atmosphere are good too. Have a relaxing time with a glass of beer!

ISSA (一瑳)

Looking for a romantic bar for special occasions? ISSA, located on the 11th floors of a building near the Sunshine City, offers an incredible bar experience with a stunning view of Ikebukuro.

Their menu is extensive. The creative, cute cocktails are popular, especially with women. The recommended food menu is the cheese fondue which is rich, creamy, and also fun to eat!


BAR SEED is a small, hidden bar located around 8 minutes walk from the east exit of the station. It has a calm atmosphere which is suitable for going alone or for couples. The owner is very welcoming.

Of course they offer various kinds of delicious cocktails and other drinks, but many people also love the food. Although a small bar, you can enjoy meals which taste great. Both drink and food menu are priced reasonably.


If you are looking for a cheap and more casual night spot, how about an English-style pub? HUB, 3 minutes walk from the west exit of the station, offers reasonably priced drinks and a relaxing atmosphere.

Especially for happy hour (17:00-19:00), you can have even cheaper drinks priced from 190 yen! You can enjoy a variety of cocktails and also food which goes well with the drinks.

Penguin Bar

Finally, here is a unique bar where you have probably never been. It is called "Penguin Bar", a 5-minute walk from the west exit of the station.

As the name suggests, this bar has penguins. You can enjoy drinking while taking a close look at cute penguins! You can also feed them. If you are an animal lover, this place is worth visiting.


Don't miss these nice bars when you come to Ikebukuro! They will give you a wonderful time, making a perfect day even better.

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