Bars and pubs Shinjuku

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Hidden among the tiny, time-worn yakitori stalls of Omoide Yokocho, by Shinjuku Station, Albatross is a tiny three-storey salon that seats, in total, around 30 people. The floor above is officially a gallery – more accurately a Japanese-style room with a few pictures on the walls. Upper-floor customers can also place their orders and receive their drinks through the wooden stairwell railing; an operation that becomes increasingly perilous as the night progresses and senses diminish. Up top, in lenient weather, a rickety roof accommodates half a dozen more drinkers. The crowd is a genuinely eclectic mix of suits, artists, expats and students. They also have an eponymous sister bar in Golden Gai, although this outlet tends to be a bit less cramped. 



Address: 1-2-11 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku

Transport: Shinjuku Station (JR, Shinjuku lines), west exit; (Marunouchi, Oedo lines), exit B16
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 5pm-2am, Fri, Sat 5pm-5am
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