Miyagi Prefecture drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Sendai

Peter Pan

A music-loving father-and-son team runs this lounge-room-vibe 'rock' bar. Dad provides the soundtrack with his extensive, alternative-rock vinyl collection, while his son busies himself with the clientele. Coffee, b…
Craft Beer in Sendai

Craftsman Sendai

When there's a global trend, like craft beer, the Japanese are never far behind. This small Craftsman outlet (a few are popping up around Japan) combines casual Italian dining (tapas plate ¥1450) with Japan's indepe…
Bar in Sendai


Gallo is a tiny basement bar that keeps the tempo low and slow and mixes fruit-infused cocktails with a Japanese twist. Our pick is the lemon-and-ginger-spiked umeshū (plum wine, ¥650). The city's more eclectic DJs …
Coffee in Sendai

Sendai Coffee Stand

The best coffee in Sendai is brewed at this super-hip, one-room cafe at the edge of the entertainment district. A small rotating menu of baked goods and sandwiches keeps the caffeine shakes at bay.
Bar in Sendai

Mary's Rum Bar

At this intimate venue, hip Japanese bartenders serve rum in jars filled with crushed fruit and ice, while nostalgic hip-hop beats play to a warm crowd. Cigars and greasy food are available.
Club in Sendai

Club Luxs

See Japanese club music in all its bouncy, uptempo brilliance. Lots of MCs, drum machines and glow sticks, and frenetic clubbers hidden under hoodies.