Deathmatch in Hell

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Deathmatch in Hell
Photo: Keisuke TanigawaDeathmatch in Hell

Time Out says

It’s fair to say this bar attracts a very particular crowd, but that doesn’t mean that you have to know your way around death metal to join the party. The barman is also an avid fan of old-school horror flicks and there are two movies screening behind the bar at any given time. That said, you may have a hard time focusing on the gory classics with everything else the bar has going for it. From a ghoulish Yoda chained to the wall to a disco ball and dozens of other peculiar-looking figurines, there are plenty of conversation points in this hardcore tavern. If you’re somewhat put off by the horror fest, you may be won over by the cost of drinks here: most of them are priced fittingly at ¥666, cheaper than most of the surrounding bars – and there’s no table charge.


Golden Gai 3-Ban Gai, 1-1-8 Kabukicho, Shinjuku
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Shinjuku-Sanchome Station
Opening hours:
8pm-3am, closed Sun
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