Hoshio is not just any bar in Shinjuku Ni-chome; it’s also an art gallery, music venue and event space. The gallery focuses on young, up-and-coming artists while the exhibition changes every fortnight – plus, it’s manned by a different arts practitioner every day, be it a musician, photographer or visual artist.
From Monday to Thursday, you can also drop by Hoshio for lunch (11.30am-2.30pm). A collaboration with travelling curry specialist Spice Hut, the curry menu by chef Kobayashi has been a hit with the locals. The curry dishes (from ¥800) are made with fresh seasonal ingredients, and since it’s not too oily or heavy, you can easily pair them with a cold beer.
|Venue name:||Bar Hoshio|
Ozawa Bldg. 1F, 2-6-8 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
|Opening hours:||Mon-Thu, Sun 8pm-2am, Fri & Sat 8pm-5am|
|Transport:||Shinjuku-Sanchome Station (Marunouchi, Fukutoshin, Shinjuku lines); Shinjuku Station, east exit|
|Price:||Cover charge ¥600|