Updated: November 07, 2018
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5 Of The Quaintest Classic Bars In Sapporo You Should Try!


When it comes to bars, Sapporo has much to offer. If you are looking for a warm, old-fashion classy bar with lots of character and great cocktails and drinks, there are some little gems you should know about! Here is our selection of the 5 best classic bars in Sapporo!

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BAR YAMAZAKI is an establishment of long-standing, a truly iconic bar in Sapporo that is loved by the locals and famous even outside of the city because it offers outstanding drinks in the quaintest atmosphere there is. The bar was established and managed for over 50 years by the legendary bartender Yamazaki Ichiro who had won several international prizes for his cocktails. He, unfortunately, passed away in 2016 at the age of 96 while still being actively involved at his bar. Although Mr Yamazaki is no longer with us, his apprentices still serve his cocktail in Yamazaki's signature style. They have plenty of standards and many originals too. The price for one drink is about ¥1,000 to ¥1,500 and there is a seat charge of ¥1,000. This is a must-go if you want to experience a classic bar.
Located a 3-minute walk from the Susukino Station.

Deux Ermitage (ドゥ・エルミタアヂュ)

This is another famous bar with a great old-fashion atmosphere. The staff is really friendly. You will be greeted with a smile as soon as you step through the door. The young woman bartender is impressively knowledgeable and has a powerful shake that draws attention. Most people spend about ¥6,000 for an evening. Please be aware that there is a ¥1,800 cover charge.
Located a 5-minute walk from the Susukino Station.

the bar nano gould (ザバーナノグールド)

This is a bar with a pleasant aesthetic sense that is a mix of both traditional style and contemporary flair as well. The owner of the bar, Kenichi Tomita, sees cocktails as "liquid cuisine". He offers some extremely original creations such as the one pictured above which is a mix of Japanese sake and tomatoes. Cocktails start at ¥1,000 and whiskeys start at ¥950. Ther is a cover charge of ¥1,000.
Located near the Tanukikoji Station.

BAR PROOF (バー・プルーフ)

How about that original cocktail for a drink? The "Hard Winter" is cocktail that represents Sapporo's cold winter nights. The ice surrounding the glass of this vodka-based drink is just ornamental so it's better not to try to eat it! Aside from this signature drink, there are plenty of other awesome cocktails and drinks at this comfortable bar. There is a ¥1,150 cover charge.
Located a 5-minute walk from the Susukino Station.

BAR MADURO (バーマデューロ)

Aside from basically all the standards, this bar serves some special drinks such as sparkling wines kept at a -10 degrees Celcius temperature and "beauty cocktails" (飲むエステカクテル) packed with seasonal fruits that are particularly popular with women. The price per drink is about ¥1,000 to ¥1,500 and there is a ¥700 cover charge.


There are plenty of warm and authentic bars in Sapporo that you should visit for some original cocktails and classic drinks done perfectly. If you happen to be looking for a jazz bar, make sure to check the link below.

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