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Top 5 underground bars to grab drinks in Shinjuku

Top 5 Underground Shinjuku bars to grab drinks

Thinking about going out to Shinjuku bars for a night out? Shop, eat, party and drink—all in the district of Shinjuku. With massive department stores, museums, and even a park over at Shinjuku Gyoen, there’s something for everybody here in Shinjuku. If you’re into bar-hopping, Shinjuku nightlife’s famous red-light district Kabukicho is the ideal paradise for late-night izakaya lovers! From classic Japanese to international cuisines, underground bars in Tokyo, you can find restaurants and bars serving literally any type of food and drinks you can think of. You simply can’t talk about Tokyo nightlife without dropping by this area!


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Shinjuku is famous for housing the red-light district of Tokyo, filled with an overwhelmingly large amount of girl bars and kyabakura (“cabaret”) spots. Finding unique and decently-priced nightlife spots was not an easy task. After weeks of exploring and running into many red-light places, we have now found spots that we are not afraid to show off to you!

Here are five of our favourite underground bars in Shinjuku, Tokyo that we absolutely love when it comes to Shinjuku nightlife!

Bars in Shinjuku

Bar 3

Image of the inside of Bar 3 in Shinjuku

Not a bar that you could easily stumble across, but definitely a place where you would be pleasantly surprised. A relaxing atmosphere with friendly staff, definitely don’t forget to check out the beautiful handmade Ghibli corner!

Rock Bar Psy

Rock Bar Psy

An intimate bar with a great selection of rock and metal music for all kinds of fun and international individuals to come together. The music is loud, the bartenders are nice, the vibe of this place is amazing, great for one drink or more.

LG Bar 

LG Bar

Great sound system and beautiful graffiti fill the inside of the bar. Hip-hop, street art, and cheap drinks; you won’t be gambling on a good time here.

Mon Cheri Shot Bar 

Mon Cheri Shot Bar 

Stepping into this bar takes you away from the craziness that is Kabukicho. Mon Cheri’s decor takes you into a castle-themed bar, where you can enjoy a wide selection of drinks and tasty bites prepared right in front of you.

Rize Mize

Rize Mize
Credit: Shinjuku-Tube

This small and intimate spot is perfect for date night. Their selection of cocktails and wood-oven pizzas are sure to impress your significant other.

Want to check out different underground and local areas of Tokyo? Click on the area you want to explore and let us give you a tour of some of our favourite spots from famous places to underground spots! Tokyo nightlife: Shinjuku, Shibuya, Roppongi, Nakano, Shimokitazawa, Asakusa, Koenji, Akihabara and more!

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We host our own bar tours regularly as well! We take you to all kinds of unique and underground locations around Tokyo, with anywhere between five to fifteen international guests! We’ve also lived in Japan for years and we’re happy to answer any questions you may have, ranging from history, and culture to society and nightlife! Come join us for a great night!

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Hey friend!

Just like you, we are foreigners from all around the world.

When we first arrived in Tokyo, we all found this city to be overwhelming, not sure where to begin.

During the years that we have lived here in Japan, we have discovered and visited countless famous tourist attractions as well as unique and underground places.

We are now proud to say that we are experts of Japan and would love to share the knowledge with all of you!

 

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