Shinbashi is best known as the bar-hopping circuit of choice for Tokyo's hordes of middle-aged salarymen, but the area is home to more than just cheap izakayas and folksy yakitori joints. Take Anaheim, a classic cocktail spot run by the steely Ryoko Yamamoto. A 14-year veteran of Shinbashi, she knows how to get even bumbling drunks to order refined mixtures – and the plentiful table seats at her bar are only part of the equation, which also includes rare whiskies and a jazz soundtrack.
Sugimura Bldg B1F, 1-18-13 Shinbashi, Minato-ku
|Opening hours:||6pm-1am / closed Sat, Sun & hols|
|Transport:||Shinbashi Station (Yamanote, Keihin-Tohoku, Tokaido, Ueno-Tokyo lines), Hibiya exit; (Ginza, Asakusa lines), exit A6; Uchisaiwaicho Station (Mita line)|