Matsumoto drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Matsumoto

Eonta Jazz Bar

If you like jazz, it doesn't get any better than Eonta, a tiny 15-seater upstairs, directly above Katsu Gen restaurant. The friendly owner has been running his bar since 1974 and likes his jazz, chosen from over 400…
Top Choice Craft Beer in Matsumoto

Matsumoto Brewery Taproom

Tasty local brews, highlighted by the Awesome! Pale Ale, can be enjoyed in a delightful two-storey taproom in a lovely old building in Nakamachi. There's a second location on the 3rd floor of the new Media Building …
Bar in Matsumoto

Main Bar Coat

This sophisticated little whisky bar, going for more than 20 years, is run by a colourful character who'd love to pour you a single malt or one of his original cocktails.
Pub in Matsumoto

Old Rock

Tantalisingly located on the way to the castle, across from Nakamachi, is this popular place with good pub-meal dinner options and, appropriately, a wide range of beers.
Craft Beer in Matsumoto

Beer Garage Ganesha

A Belgian beer bar overlooked by Lord Ganesha, the Hindu 'God for every man', in the Japanese Alps. Quirky, but it works. It's up the stairs above the curry shop.