A short hop from Gaienmae Station, PR Bar’s warm, plush and altogether handsome interior was previously occupied by Pied Piper, an apparel store famed in the ’90s for its innovative fusion of art and fashion. Many one-time Pied Piper patrons continue to frequent the premises, not least because current PR manager, Shin Takeda, formerly tended the Friday-only bar at Pied Piper’s sister store A New Shop. Expect an arty, fashion savvy clientele.
Under Takeda’s guidance, PR Bar has become a go-to spot for Tokyo’s gin aficionados. Four domestic gins are on the menu, including the shochu-based Akayane and the distinctive Okinawan spirit Masahiro, which is made with a millet brandy base. Gin cocktails start at ¥1,000, but don’t overlook the house infusions, which see the juniper-based liquor given a twist with the addition of ginseng, mugwort and other herbs – perfect for those who prefer drinks that lean towards the botanical.
|Venue name:||PR Bar|
Turtle Stone Aoyama Building B1F, 2-12-35 Kita-aoyama, Minato-ku
|Opening hours:||7pm-2am, closed on Sun & hols|