Bar Trench

Cocktail Bar in Ebisu, Meguro & Around

One of the pioneers of Tokyo's now flourishing 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 always-changing original cocktails (from ¥1500) are made with botanical infusions and bitters. Cover charge ¥500; no reservations taken.

If it's full (and it often is), ask the staff to point you towards sister bar Tram, a block away.