Shimoda drinking and nightlife

Cafe in Shimoda

Cubstar

Run by a cool couple who abandoned Tokyo for the slower life of Shimoda, this cafe-bar offers excellent coffee and alcoholic beverages, plus pasta and paninis (mains ¥1000). Look for it opposite the green church.
Bar in Shimoda

Soul Bar Tosaya

Halfway along Perry Rd, this atmospheric spot mashes up a traditional residence from the era of the Black Ships with a soul-music bar. Note the ¥500 'music charge' per person. It also serves meals.