Sapporo drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Brewery in Sapporo

Sapporo Biergarten

This complex next to the Sapporo Beer Museum has no fewer than five beer halls, the best of which is Kessel Hall, where you can tuck into jingisukan washed down with all-you-can-drink draught beer direct from the fa…
Bar in Sapporo


At Sapporo's original hub for craft-heads you can choose from a selection of 250 beers, including many from owner Phred Kauffman's line of Ezo beers, produced and bottled by Portland's Rogue Brewery. Beer aside, we …
Cafe in Sapporo

Cafe Morihiko

Set in a teeny-tiny old wooden house, with red eaves and clinging ivy, this cafe delivers big on ambience. The hand-poured coffee (¥580 to ¥700) and homemade cakes are good, too.
Club in Sapporo


Glitzy shows and elaborate, pricey cocktails make this a memorable night out. ID is mandatory, so travellers will need their passports on hand.
Bar in Sapporo

500 Bar

Thanks to reasonable prices and no cover charge, this bar is usually packed with a mix of foreign and local clientele, even on weekdays. Drinks have gone up since the bar got its name, thanks to tax hikes: they're n…