This unabashedly retro bar may look rather uninviting from the street, but if you’re brave enough to take the stairs up to the second floor and enter, you’ll be treated to punchy drinks and some friendly chatter by the two proprietors, who tirelessly man the twin counters and constantly look far busier than they actually are. Experienced boozehounds should order the Ekoda no Yoru (‘Ekoda Nights’), a treacherous rum-based concoction clocking in at around 60% ABV, while the more cautious among us can choose to go for a custom cocktail for just ¥500. There's a ¥300 table charge and you need to order one food item along with your first drink, but the overall price level is surprisingly low, while the hearty food isn't anything to sneeze at either.
|Venue name:||Ekoda Konpa|
1-67-7 Asahigaoka, Nerima-ku
|Opening hours:||7pm-2am / closed Sun & hols|
|Transport:||Ekoda Station (Seibu Ikebukuro line), south exit|