Nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Ebisu, Meguro & Around

Gem by Moto

Tiny Gem has a seriously good selection of interesting sakes from ambitious brewers. Start with one of the Gem originals (brewed in collaboration with the bar) – or let owner Chiba-san select one for you. Sake by th…
Bar in Ebisu, Meguro & Around

Bar Martha

It's hard to say which is more impressive at this dim, moody bar: the nine-page whiskey list or the collection of records. The latter are played on spot-lit turntables, amplified by 1m-tall vintage Tannoy speakers. …
Cocktail Bar in Ebisu, Meguro & Around

Bar Trench

One of the pioneers in Tokyo's new cocktail scene, Trench (a suitable name for a bar hidden in a narrow alley) is a tiny place with an air of old-world bohemianism – but that might just be the absinthe talking. The …
Lounge in Ebisu, Meguro & Around

Nakame Takkyū Lounge

Takkyū means table tennis and it’s a serious sport in Japan. This hilarious bar looks like a university table-tennis clubhouse – right down to the tatty furniture and posters of star players on the wall. It's in an …
Beer Garden in Ebisu, Meguro & Around

Urara

The people behind the Okura boutique next door have taken their folksy aesthetic and poured it into this backyard-style beer garden. On the menu: organic draft beer from Karuizawa (¥800), amazake made in-house (swee…
Coffee in Ebisu, Meguro & Around

Onibus Coffee

Local hot spot Onibus Coffee perfectly nails two of Tokyo's current obsessions: third-wave coffee and restored heritage buildings. The beans here are roasted in-house and the cafe is set in a lightly-renovated forme…
Bar in Ebisu, Meguro & Around

Another 8

Choose from a changing selection of over a dozen craft beers and sakes at this popular new hangout in an old garage just south of Meguro Station. DJs spin here most Friday and Saturday evenings. Drinks from ¥750.
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Enjoy House

Decked out with velveteen booths, fairy lights and foliage (and with zero interest in trendiness) Enjoy House is a fun place to spend the evening. DJs spin regularly, but there's still no cover charge (drinks from ¥…
Teahouse in Ebisu, Meguro & Around

Mu-an

Mu-an is a wooden Meiji-era (1868–1912) teahouse relocated to the gardens of Happō-en. Stop by for a bowl of bitter, moss-green matcha (powdered green tea) paired with a sweet piece of wagashi (traditional Japanese …
Bar in Ebisu, Meguro & Around

Buri

Buri – the name means 'super' in Hiroshima dialect – is one of Ebisu's many tachinomi-ya (small, standing-only bars). Generous quantities of sake (more than 40 varieties; ¥830) are served semifrozen, like slushies, …