Izu Peninsula drinking and nightlife

Beer Garden in Shuzen-ji Onsen

Baird Brewery Beer Garden

Sample some lovely craft beers in a peaceful setting, or take a brewery tour (check their website for tour times). From Shuzenji Station, take a Laforet Shuzenji Iriguchi-bound bus from lane 3 or 4 (20 minutes).
Bar in Shimoda

Soul Bar Tosaya

Halfway along Perry Rd, this atmospheric spot mashes up a traditional residence from the era of the Black Ships with a soul-music bar. Note the ¥500 'music charge' per person. It also serves meals.
Cafe in Shimoda


Run by a cool couple who abandoned Tokyo for the slower life of Shimoda, this cafe-bar offers excellent coffee, pasta, paninis, and alcoholic beverages. Look for it opposite the green church.
Bar in Itō


Intimate bar spinning soul and funk vinyl, on the main road towards the station from the Matsukawa.