A trifecta of rough stone, warm wood and faint light welcomes the thirsty to Hulotte – 'owl' in French – an Azabu watering hole that regularly appears in flashy bar features praising its unique atmosphere. But this is no trendy date spot – far from it. It's much better suited to lone imbibers, who are prepared to make the hike from Azabu-Juban Station for the chance to sit quietly, sample a fine cigar and sip on a cocktail mixed up by Hulotte's master bartender, a veteran of Aoyama's extraordinary Radio. There is a seat for two at the very end of the room, but you'd probably have to come here at least a dozen times before they let you use it...
|Venue name:||Bar la Hulotte||Contact:|
Ohno Bldg 1F, 3-12-34 Motoazabu, Minato-ku
|Opening hours:||8pm-2am (last orders 1am) / closed Sun & hols|
|Transport:||Azabu-Juban Station (Namboku, Oedo lines); Roppongi Station (Hibiya line)|