Shibuya Bars - Shibuya - Places to Drink - Shibuya is a major centre for nightclubs, music, and dancing.
Magically shielded from decades of commercial development, Nonbei-yokochō (のんべい横丁) is a narrow alley running alongside the east side of the Yamanote tracks just north of the station. It's packed with traditional yakitori taverns as well as some modern, extremely tiny bars. The district was formed in 1955, and a few of the shops have been operating since then.
There are plenty of cheap and cheerful chain izakayas (Japanese pubs) scattered about Shibuya. Look for for the Watami and Uotami chains.
- Tengu 25-3 Udagawa-cho (B1; in an alley between Center-gai and Inokashira-dori) Open 5:00 PM to midnight. Tengu is a part of a popular izakaya chain, which stands out from the rest mainly because they have an English menu.
- Kaji Maru 28-1 Udagawa-cho (on a cross street between Bunkamura-dori and Center-gai, 2F), 03-3463-1717. Open M-Th 6PM-3AM, F-Sa 6PM-5AM, Su 6PM-12AM. Kaji Maru is an atmospheric and smallish Asian-fusion izakaya one floor above the hubbub of Shibuya. An English menu is available. Individual plates run �580 to 700. Draft beer �500, table charge �300.
- The Lock Up 33-1 Udagawa-cho (just off Center-gai, Shibuya Grand Tokyo Bldg. B2F), 03-5728-7731. Open M-Th 5PM-1AM, F-Sa 5PM-5AM, Su 5AM-12AM. Even if you have no plans to eat, check out the approach to this theme izakaya, a long hallway more like a haunted house than the entrance to a restaurant. Plates range �400-�820, draft beer �500.
- Hatago 2-28-5 Dogenzaka (B1; along Dogenzaka street, about 200m beyond the 109 Building). This is a stylish and somewhat upscale izakaya that accommodates foreign customers with a handwritten English menu. Try the baked miso eggplant, �650. Draft beer �630, table charge �250; expect to pay around �3000 per person for a reasonable meal including drinks.
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