Nightlife

Cafe in Shimoda

Cubstar

Run by a cool couple who abandoned Tokyo for the slower life of Shimoda, this quirkily decorated cafe offers excellent coffee, light meals and alcoholic beverages. 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 their website for tour times). From Shuzenji Station, take a Laforet Shuzenji Iriguchi-bound bus from lane 3 or 4.
Bar in Shimoda

Soul Bar Tosaya

In the heart of Perry Rd, this unique place mashes up a traditional residence from the era of the Black Ships with a soul-music bar complete with disco ball. It also serves meals.
Bar in Itō

Freaks

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