With a background in the craft beer industry, it’s no surprise that I’m a fan of good-quality beer.

If you’re eager to explore the vibrant drinking scenes in both Tokyo and Yokohama, especially if you’re a beer enthusiast, then you’re in for a treat. When out drinking in Tokyo and Yokohama, you get a wealth of options for bar-hopping enthusiasts, with a diverse array of bars, breweries, and drinking establishments to discover and enjoy.

When it comes to drinking in Tokyo, you’ll find everything from cozy izakayas serving up traditional Japanese sake to trendy craft beer bars offering a wide selection of local and international brews. Whether you’re seeking a laid-back atmosphere to unwind with friends or a lively bar scene to dance the night away, Tokyo has something for everyone to enjoy.

And don’t forget to venture beyond Tokyo’s city limits to explore the vibrant drinking scene in Yokohama. Just a short train ride from the bustling streets of Tokyo, Yokohama boasts a thriving craft beer scene, with a variety of bars and breweries to explore. From quaint pubs to stylish taprooms, Yokohama offers a unique and diverse drinking experience that’s sure to delight beer enthusiasts and cocktail aficionados alike.

So, if you’re ready to embark on a memorable session of drinking in Tokyo and Yokohama, be sure to check out these recommended spots. With their diverse selection of drinks and vibrant atmospheres, Tokyo and Yokohama promise an unforgettable experience for drinking enthusiasts from around the world. Cheers to exploring the best of Tokyo and Yokohama’s drinking scenes! 🍻🌆

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Drinking in Tokyo

Two Dogs

I don’t often go out to Roppongi; but, when I do, I always make sure to grab a pint (or two) at Two Dogs.

Two dogs is a versatile spot suitable for various occasions. Whether you’re flying solo or meeting up with friends, this establishment offers a welcoming atmosphere. The friendly bartender adds to the comfortable ambiance, making it an ideal destination for solo outings. Moreover, its spacious layout and lively vibe make it perfect for group gatherings and socializing.

One standout feature of Two Dogs is its ever-changing selection of beers. Unlike some craft beer bars in Japan that may have limited offerings, Two Dogs prides itself on keeping things fresh and exciting. With a rotating lineup of brews, patrons can always look forward to trying something new and flavorful during their visit.

. So, if you’re in the mood for quality brews and good company, head over to Two Dogs and enjoy a taste of the vibrant craft beer scene in Japan. Cheers to unforgettable nights in Tokyo and Yokohama! 🍻🌆

Two Dogs
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Bar 1985

When I’ve got some friends visiting Japan, Bar 1985 is among the places we hit up.

Bar 1985 is a reliable choice when it comes to drinking in Tokyo and Yokohama. Conveniently located and offering reasonable prices, it’s a go-to spot for those seeking quality cocktails in a welcoming atmosphere. What sets Bar 1985 apart is its commitment to crafting exceptional drinks, ensuring that patrons are never disappointed.

While some establishments may struggle with simple drinks like gin & tonics, Bar 1985 excels in delivering consistently delicious cocktails. Whether you’re a cocktail connoisseur or simply looking to unwind with a classic drink, you can trust that Bar 1985 will exceed your expectations.

When planning your next night out drinking in Tokyo and Yokohama, be sure to include Bar 1985 on your list of must-visit spots. With its convenient location, reasonable prices, and stellar cocktails, it’s a destination that promises an enjoyable and memorable experience for all. Cheers to unforgettable nights spent at Bar 1985! 🍹🌃

Bar 1985
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Drinking in Yokohama

The Sakuragicho/Kannai/Motomachi area in Yokohama holds a special place as one of my favorite hangout spots. With its history as a port city, Yokohama has been shaped by significant Western influences, evident in its architecture and more spacious streets compared to the bustling metropolis of Tokyo. This area offers the perfect escape for a weekend getaway, where you can immerse yourself in a blend of delectable cuisine, refreshing beverages, and leisurely strolls along charming streets.

When it comes to drinking in Yokohama, one cannot overlook the vibrant atmosphere of Noge’s drinking alleys. Here, you’ll find a plethora of charming izakayas and bars tucked away in narrow lanes, each offering its own unique ambiance and selection of libations.

Among these hidden gems is Ultra, a popular haunt known for its exceptional music and welcoming atmosphere. Whether you’re unwinding with friends after a long day or enjoying a romantic evening out, Ultra provides the perfect setting to create unforgettable memories.

So, if you’re looking to immerse yourself in the vibrant nightlife of Yokohama, be sure to venture into the Sakuragicho/Kannai/Motomachi area and discover the hidden treasures of Noge’s drinking alleys.

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