Niigata Prefecture drinking and nightlife

Distillery in Niigata

Ponshukan

This charming sake shop on the concourse just outside the train station sells hundreds of different types in the kikizake style, where you can purchase five small samples for ¥500. Gourmet nibbles are also served to…
Craft Beer in Niigata

Craft Beer Kan

By the south exit of Niigata Station is this fun little stand-up beer bar at the forefront of the city's craft-beer renaissance. Forty-odd beers are on tap; buy tickets (500mL glass from ¥400) from a machine. The ow…
Cafe in Aikawa

Kyōmachi Chaya

Grab a slice of fluffy chiffon cake and an iced coffee at this cafe and gallery in a restored merchant's house. The views and sea breezes from inside or the small plaza outside are delightful.