Izu Peninsula drinking and nightlife

Cafe in Shimoda


Run by a cool couple who abandoned Tokyo for the slower life of Shimoda, this cafe-bar offers excellent coffee and alcoholic beverages, plus pasta and paninis (mains ¥1000). Look for it opposite the green church.
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 the website for tour times). From Shuzen-ji 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.
Bar in Itō


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