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Bars & Cafes
Pagoda specializes and takes pride in hosting live spot music shows. With a plethora of artists that have already played here before and regaled the crowd, the club also has a huge line of talented artists and musicians lined up. Having a loyal fan following, they're event schedules are always packed so make sure you book your tickets in advance. Pagoda also rents out it's venue space for events, shows and concerts. For this their equipment quality i.e light and sound is superb and adds an extra edge to the already vibrant performance. Pagoda also has it's own studio and live house that upcoming talents and musicians can make the most of. Head out here for some great music, premium drinks and events. Check website for updated events and details.
Yaneura is a calm bar which is placed in the attic of a building in Tokyo. Yaneura’s nostalgic and comfortable atmosphere makes this a relaxing place to enjoy a drink. Yaneura also serves various kinds of foods such as pizza, bagna càuda, seafood, udon and much more to enjoy with a good drink. Yoneura is opened until five in the morning, so you can take your time enjoying the tasty food and drink served.
With two other very successful locations around Tokyo, Xex is becoming somewhat of a late-night empire. The location in Tokyo's Nihonbashi district ties together a cocktail bar, an Italian kitchen, karaoke, and golf. Their private room offers a golf simulator, perfect for wooing a business client or for taking the edge of a day's worth of work. Oozing the same class as its sister locations, Xex Nihonbashi completes the triumvirate of the upscale, '80s-inspired lounges. Fashionably dressed women with elegantly attired men add to the already slick decor, where ten percent service charges and JPY1000 music charges are par for the course. This is no ordinary pub - this a dress-for-success establishment catering to those who have money to spend. -Stephen Lebovits
Just next to the Edo-Tokyo museum is a very convenient family style restaurant serving mostly Western style meals. It is a great stop before or after a museum visit. The two-story restaurant has seating geared toward groups of four, but space can be made for groups. The menu includes various pasta and pizza dishes, salads, hamburger steak, hashed beef and curry, omelets and gratin dishes. There is a kids' menu, and desserts include chocolate parfait, crepes, and a mixed berry sundae. Wine, beer, whiskey, tea, coffee, and juices are available. -AH
Ever wondered what it would be like to get helped by subservient staff in French maid costumes? Welcome to Mailish! This maid café is located in the geek-filled Akihabara and is arguably the most well known among these establishments. Patrons can look forward to being greeted with the obligatory, “Welcome Home Master!” in Japanese, before partaking into a world of “cuteness”. Everyone from tourists to locals can be found here, and don’t worry ladies, you’re more than welcome too! It is located only 3 minutes from Suehirochoo Station.
Located in Ochanomizu (Akihabara) with other branches in Nihonbashi (Ginza) and Akasaka, Franziskaner Bar & Grill is a delightful German eatery and beer hall. The three story building is decorated in a rustic style, with lots of light wood paneling and exposed stone, against cream colored walls. Stained glass windows add to the European feel. On the menu you will find thick sausages, spaetzle, venison, and of course, the crowning achievement: a wide variety of European beers, both on tap and in bottles. The place is always cheery, filled with boisterous patrons, so grab a couple friends and make a night of it.
Located in Nihonbashi(Ginza) with other branches in Ochanomizu (Akihabara) and Akasaka, Franziskaner Bar & Grill is a delightful German eatery and beer hall. The building is decorated in a rustic style, with lots of light wood paneling and exposed stone against cream colored walls. A long communal table and stained glass windows add to the European feel. On the menu you will find thick sausages, spaetzle, venison, and of course, the crowning achievement: a wide variety of European beers, both on tap and in bottles. The place is always cheery, filled with boisterous patrons, so grab a couple friends and make a night of it.
Boissier is the first branch of the famous Parisian chocolate shop that has opened outside of France. The tastefully decorated 'coffee room' is a haven for chocolate lovers - they serve a vanilla infused white hot chocolate, a delightful confection. They also have the famous belissaire, a chocolate gateau that continues to draw in Tokyo's francophiles. In the same building, there is a French-style patisserie, if you feel like taking a little taste of Paris home.
The Otemachi Café has taken sustainability to a whole new level. Most everything about the building is recycled, from the marble and wood in the bar, to the melted-down mobile-phones and plastic bags used to make the tables, to the whiskey barrels used to make the chairs. A lovely indoor garden with small trees and trickling water complete the green-theme. The food is fresh and mostly organic. There's even an area where you can learn where all of the ingredients in your food came from. Dishes like the Saffron Rice Omelette or Shellfish Spaghetti are healthy and hearty choices, and the desert menu is satisfactory as well, with items such as strawberry cake, chocolate mousse, and vanilla ice cream topped with coffee. The café is open Monday through Saturday from 9:30a-11p, but food is only served from 11a-2p and 6p-9p. The café is often used as a venue to host a variety of ecological-themed conferences and exhibitions (check website for specifics).
If you are ever at the Tokyo Zoo in Ueno and are looking for some respite from the heat and crowds, this cozy little spot is for you. Offering a peaceful haven away from the crowds and the animals, this little bar has cold beers for tired and thirsty souls. This is a place that you can keep coming back to, with regulars making up a large part of the clientele. There is live music nearly every night and happy hour daily between 5p and 7p. On Mondays and Sundays the nightclub opens at 5 p.m.
Have you ever tried Filipino? Filipino has very a familiar taste for many people because it is inspired by Chinese, Spanish and American (You have ever had these cuisine, haven’t you?). Pangaea is one of the Filipino restaurants which can be rarely seen in Japan. Tasty dishes served by the restaurant are made by Filipino chef and they have been once featured on Japanese TV. If you have never enjoyed Filipino cuisine, visit Pangaea!
Since its opening, the Bridgestone Museum has been showing admirable works to people. Exhibits are mainly western modern paintings, such as Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, and Pablo Picasso. There are also sculpture galleries, where some of Rodin's works are standing. English audio guide is available for 500 yen. Please note that admission fees are different depending on each exhibition.