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12 Best Things to do at Night in Tokyo

By Chris Boyle



With breathtaking views from the 52nd floor of the hotel the New York Bar is famous for sensational live music each night from top international jazz artists.

To drink you’ll find classic and original cocktails, premium cognac and brandies, the largest selection of American wines in Japan and a casual dining menu.


Karaoke is immensely popular in Japan and Amour’s four private members’ rooms are a perfect place to try it out while living it up in complete luxury.


This exclusive nightclub just outside Tokyo has three exclusive VIP rooms offering visitors a personalized experience and the secret VIP room, Romper Room, features an outdoor Jacuzzi.

The club has an outside terrace with a swimming pool and a dance tent.

+81 3 5534 2524

2-2-10 Shin Kiba, Koto-ku


This sleek Scandinavian style bar boasts a number of unique cocktails based on aquavit, the potent Scandinavian schnapps as well as serving tasty Swedish nibbles.

+81 3 5413 3300

Kita-Aoyama 2-5-8 Aoyama OM Square 1F


Popular with Tokyo’s wealthy and glamorous there are over 70 different single malts to enjoy at this whiskey bar in either the main lounges or private bar.

+81 3 5774 4390

6-2-10 Backborn House B1F Minami-Ayoama


The floating space age bar, which was designed by renowned anime cartoonist Leiji Matsumoto, serves sophisticated drinks on board as it shuttles back and forth between Hiriode Pier and Odaiba on Tokyo Bay.

+81 3 5774 4390 / +81 1 2004 9490

1-6-1-303 Kaigan Minato-ku


Located at the heart of Tokyo’s nightlife, Lexington Queen quickly established itself as a one of the hottest clubs in town when it opened in 1980.

With an eclectic music policy and an array of food it still attracts a vibrant crowd even after 30 years.

+81 3 3401 1661

3-13-14 Roppongi, Minato


Originally meant to be a pop-up venture, it proved so popular that it never closed – which could in part be due to the stunning views, hip atmosphere, art projections and glass-walled VIP room.

+81 3 3470 0052

52F, 6-10-1 Roppongi Hills, Minato Ku


A futuristic sci-fi bar, Materio, with its cool and stylish interior is one of the best places to drink with friends.

Try its Egoist and Charisma cocktails – the Vietnamese salad also comes recommended.

+81 3 3196 6021

Tokyu Hands Building 12-18 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku


One of a new wave of cocktail bars sweeping across Japan, this exclusive bar allows a select few to spend the evening sampling the latest concoctions.

+81 3 3535 8005

Sankosha Building B1F 1-5-13 Ginza, Chuo-ku


Plaza Indulge in some Hawaiian excess as you are served colorful fruity cocktails and Hawaiian nibbles in this vibrant bar.

Complete with bamboo, wicker seating and live hula dancing, this is the perfect place for a lively night out with friends.

+81 3 226 0996

3-4-8 Shinjuku Saison


One of the hippest bars to hang out at in Tokyo, XEX can be found in the classy fashion district of Ginza.

With its stylish interior, live jazz music, baby grand piano and terrace with pool and mini waterfall, this is a fabulous place to enjoy a cocktail or two.

+81 3 3476 0065

1-11 Sarugaku-cho

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