You're strolling the rainy streets of Ebisu and suddenly feel an ominous chill – is it your mind playing games, or...anyway, it might be time for another sip of absinthe at Bar Trench. This small watering hole, located off an alleyway just a few minutes' walk from Ebisu Station, stocks herbal liqueurs like Chartreuse and Picon as well as quality 'green fairy', appropriately served with a sugar cube and cold water. Their original cocktails are also well worth a shot – who could resist names like 'Corpse Reviver #2' or 'Monkey Gland'? Complete with a pseudo-aristocratic bartender and an interior that reeks of fin de siècle France, this has to be one of the most interesting bars in Tokyo.
|Venue name:||Bar Trench|
1F, 1-5-8 Ebisu-Nishi, Shibuya-ku
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 7pm-2am, Sun & hols 6pm-1am|
|Transport:||Ebisu Station (Yamanote, Saikyo, Shonan-Shinjuku, Hibiya lines), west exit|