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The best Tokyo bars

The best places for cocktails, craft beer, wine, sake and more

Photo by James Hadfield
Bar & Lounge Majestic: a swanky Tokyo bar with a view

Tokyo’s drinking scene is one of the best in the world, with boundary-breaking cocktail bars taking mixed drinks to the next level, while traditional izakayas bring you back down to earth in the best possible way. Should you be looking for the perfect pint or a cocktail beyond comprehension, our critics have rounded up their favourite bars and pubs across the capital on Time Out’s list of the best bars in Tokyo.

Whether it's that place where everybody knows your name or a hangout where you can live it up like the A-list, there’s something for everyone in our guide. If you need a moment for yourself, pick one of our best Tokyo bars for drinking alone, while a sudden craving for Japanese whisky can be satisfied at one of these bars serving world-class malt. And if you're still thirsty, check out our guide to bars specialising in craft beer.

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