This cosy Nakameguro hangout reckons it’s Japan’s very first dedicated gin and tonic bar. It’s certainly well suited to the role, boasting shelves stocked with over 120 kinds of gin from around the world.
Look out for local favourites like Roku Gin and Ki No Bi, popular brands such as The Botanist and Hendricks, and rare bottles like Bottega Bacur and Cruxland gin. If you’d rather something lighter, the bar even has a selection of non-alcoholic spirits designed to taste like gin, including Nema and Seedlip. Drinks range from ¥800 to ¥1,200 each.
Not sure which gin to pick? No problem – just consult the bartender, or you can check out the bar’s dedicated Instagram menu to see the full list of gin available with a description of each bottle. For those feeling particularly adventurous (or thirsty), Antonic offers a 90-minute all-you-can-drink option which gets you unlimited gin and tonic for only ¥3,500 per person (last orders after 60 minutes). It’s a great way to try a new brand because you can choose any of the gin available at the bar that day and ask the bartender to whip you up a drink.