Lonely

Top choice Bar

in Shinjuku & Northwest Tokyo

Arai-san established Lonely 50 years ago because he wanted his friends to always have a place to go. Some of those friends, like the creator of classic manga Ashita no Joe – you'll see posters on the wall – also happened to be famous. Lonely is everything you want a Golden Gai bar to be: rough around the edges but warm and full of character(s).

It's on the street perpendicular to the alleyways, with an English sign out front. No cover charge.