Star Bar is a household name in the Tokyo bar scene, with its original Ginza outlet being regularly featured on best-bars lists. If that outlet gets too full, make your way to its latest branch in the new Tokyo Midtown Hibiya complex. It’s rare to see a bar of such calibre venturing out to a shopping mall, yet it’s set to be the flagship outlet for the bar group.
This Star Bar in Hibiya feels like a next-step evolution from its Ginza outlet. There’s the same air of confidence – but the design is now built around a sophisticated but modern palette of dark blue and black. The bar counter is particularly stunning: hand-polished and adorned with an oil- paint-like pattern and unique natural indigo gloss inspired by Japanese denim.
Grab a seat and order the house special cocktail ‘Park Life’. This lip-smackingly good drink is made with elderflower liqueur, Midori, pineapple and lemon juices on a vodka base, and then finished with a splash of the strikingly green French herbal liqueur Chartreuse as a nod to the nearby Hibiya Park.