One of the best parts of Tokyo's nightlife
is just getting to it, Neon lights and video displays cover the
buildings like you have never seen before. Once you have decided
its time for a drink the options are endless.
Many traditional Japanese bars operate a bit different to the ones in
the west, when you enter you take a seat at the bar and run up a tab and
pay after your last drink, no one stands in these bars and paying as you
go is quite unheard of.
On the other hand some bars
have been set up to cater a bit more to the western style of nightlife.
Known as a standing bar these bars are a bit night club like with no or
very little seats, one notable one in Ginza is the 300 bar where
everything from the pizzas to the spirits is 300 yen.
If the quirkiness of the Japanese bars isn't your thing their are plenty
of UK/Irish and Belgian Style pubs around as well as a few
microbreweries and beer halls. Three Suburbs not to miss on any Tokyo
nitelife trip include Ginza and neighboring Shimbashi. Roppongi is
probably the best known night life area to western tourists, the area is
wall to wall bars and niteclubs. Roppongi is famous for being home to
Tokyo's Hard Rock Cafe and to many hostess clubs where western woman are
employed to entertain Japanese businessmen, needless to say Roppongi can
also have a sleazy feel to it.