bars

Japanese chicken wing pub draws in gullible customers with sexy-legged lady trap

Restaurant serves all the food and drinks it promises, but the eye candy isn’t quite what it seems.

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Japan’s most popular pub chain rolls beer price back to what it was in 1980 for celebration

Always a good choice for a beer, Hub is about to become an even better one.

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Kyoto hotel’s Maiko-han Bar event lets travelers drink with geisha at amazingly affordable prices

Foreign guests welcome at lobby lounge function that sidesteps the cost and pretense of orthodox geisha services.
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Mr. Sato becomes a Tokyo host club host for one night, and you can drink with him!

Two of our reporters invite you to share a glass of absinthe with them at Host Club Roketto in Shinjuku.

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Caffé latte with sake: the newest way to relax in Kyoto

After a long day of sightseeing in Japan’s former capital, don’t forget to try this Japanese take on Irish coffee right across the street from Kyoto Station.

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Amazon is opening a brick-and-mortar bar in Tokyo, giving us a reason to leave our homes

Human and virtual sommeliers help customers pick out the perfect beer, wine, or sake in “bar with no menu.”

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Interview with a “happening bar” customer: “I was getting repulsed by the whole atmosphere”

We ask the difficult questions, like what the hell is a “happening bar?”

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How to spot scam artist bar barkers in Japan

The lure of cheap booze is hard to resist, but before you follow that discount-promising tout, take a moment to check what clothes he’s wearing.

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With a rotating schedule of models on-site, the bar will be open for a limited time only.

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Hotel in Japan has discounts for female bar customers who wear high heels, the higher the better

A pair of stilettos could slash your tab by up to 40 percent.

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Easter goes high-end with amazing chocolate egg from luxury brand Bulgari! [Pics]

This definitely is no ordinary Easter egg!  

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Tokyo lifehack: How to get rid of the “customer pullers” who’ll pester you in the bar district

Japan’s infamous bar barkers often won’t take no for an answer, but one veteran says this response will stop them in their tracks.

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Try curling in the heart of Tokyo at this unusual rooftop hideaway bar

Plus they’ve got waffles!

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Japan’s matcha green tea beer satisfies two cravings in an awesomely delicious way

If you can’t get enough of Japan, or just happen to be the indecisive type, this mix of Yebisu Beer and Kyoto green tea is for you.

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Tokyo’s “bookstore hotel” adds a bar for travelers who love reading and drinking

Just be careful not to spill your drink on the pages you’re reading.

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Mix childhood memories with your drinks at awesome new ball pit bar in Japan

Hang out with the cool kids at Japan’s newest unusual drinking hole!

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We go crazy for 500 yen all-you-can-eat sweets and snacks at Tokyo Dagashi Bar

If you ever wanted to step back in time to a nostalgic corner shop where just 500 yen (US$4.85) gets you over a hundred different types of signature Japanese snacks and candies, this place is definitely for you.

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Lettuce makes tasty booze and other discoveries at a new all-you-can-drink shochu bar

Lettuce shochu counts as a vegetable, right?

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T.G.I. Friday’s to open new Gotanda location hoping to woo patrons with “Hollywood” atmosphere

The American franchise known for its playfully kitschy decorations and classic American fare will get a unique new venue in Tokyo’s Gotanda area.

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Hooters opening gaming bar in Tokyo in partnership with video game company Namco

Companies collaborating to earn all of the disposable income from 20 and 30-something males in Japan.

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