Yokohama drinking and nightlife

Pub in Yokohama

Bashamichi Taproom

Set over three compact floors, this Baird Brewing Company pub offers at least a dozen of its own beers on tap, from session JPAs (Japan pale ale) to smoky stouts and hand-pumped cask ales. Try a sampler set of three…
Cafe in Yokohama

Bashamichi Jyuban-Kan

Soak up the old Yokohama vibes at this former trading company building turned cafe-bar and French restaurant. You can join the well-to-do regulars for tea and pastries at dainty tables, or seek out the clubby little…
Brewery in Yokohama

Yokohama Brewery

Heady with the malty aroma of beer-making, this is Japan's first craft brewery (c1995) in the modern sense , where you can sample around eight beers (¥800 for a 330ml pour) at the bar or grab a table at the upstairs…
Bar in Yokohama


Gigs, live art shows, DJ events and pop-up vintage shops are held in this psychedelically decorated basement space a short walk north of Yokohama Station. The cool staff are tuned in to what's on around town.
Craft Beer in Yokohama

Antenna America

Sup imported cans of American craft beer for just ¥500 at this showroom-turned-bar attached to a beer distribution company. Nerdy staff know their hops and the selection is impressive; the decor less so. A tiny kitc…
Bar in Yokohama

Thrash Zone

Stacked Marshall amps and a hardcore soundtrack set the scene at this L-shaped dive that pours its own range of 'extreme' beers (full body and high alcohol) with names like Morbid Red and Speed Kills. A newer branch…
Cafe in Yokohama

Zō-no-hana Terrace

There's a literal elephant in the room at this bright bayside cafe space (elephant is zō in Japanese), a welcome promenade pitstop for bottled beer, coffee, ice cream and light snacks.
Craft Beer in Yokohama

Thrashzone Meatballs

Pair your nano-brewed 'extreme beer' with a cheese-topped meatball sub or skillet at this heavy-metal-themed craft-beer bar, a (slightly) less divey spin-off from the original Thrash Zone.
Cafe in Yokohama

Peace Flower Market

Just off the main drag through Motomachi you'll find this convivial cafe and florist with terrace seating and a scrumptious selection of baked goods like oatmeal cookies and warm cranberry scones.