It's hard not to describe Bordeaux as a small miracle: occupying a handsome Western-style house that's stood in the same place for over 90 years now, surviving the firestorm of World War II and the constant threat of local redevelopment, this Ginza bar has been in business since 1927 and looks like it's barely changed anything since. Possibly named after the Bordeaux wine that used to be served here by the glass – a real rarity in pre-war Tokyo – the bar has supposedly been set to close several times over the past few years, with hordes of tradition-respecting imbibers streaming through its heavy doors every time such alarming rumours hit the internet. As places like this always face an uphill battle in modern Tokyo, you had best check it out before it's too late. Just remember to bring a Japanese-speaker along – the staff do not speak English and no English menus are offered.
UPDATE: Bordeaux closed permanently on December 22, 2016.
|Venue name:||[CLOSED] Bordeaux||Contact:|
8-10-7 Ginza, Chuo-ku
|Opening hours:||6pm-11pm / closed Sat, Sun & hols|
|Transport:||Shinbashi Station (Yamanote, Keihin-Tohoku, Tokaido, Ueno-Tokyo, Ginza, Asakusa lines)|