Tokyo bars are some of the best in the world. Places like Ishinohana and Gem Yamamoto are venerable cocktail institutions, where the bartenders treat their drinks with the level of seriousness and dedication similar to a fine dining restaurant. While the mood and conversation at these bars may be a bit more restrained, they are, nonetheless, the best places to be if you're looking to appreciate the finer art of mixology.
However, not all Tokyo bars are like that. If you just want a watering hole with a more relaxed vibe, where you can talk, laugh and knock back a couple of drinks, these casual bars have the boiterous crowd and laidback attitude to match your mood.