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Your Guide to the Hippest Bars in Shibuya

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Planning a night out in Shibuya, but overwhelmed by the sheer amount of bars? Fear not, we've done the research and found the 15 best bars Shibuya has to offer.

With over 2 million people passing through the station each day, it will come as no surprise that Shibuya is one of the most happening places in Tokyo. Home to an impressive volume of bars and clubs, Shibuya is one of the city’s premier nightlife districts. With our guide, find the hippest bars Shibuya has to offer. 

1. The Legless Arms

The Legless Arms

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Despite its unassuming exterior, The Legless Arms is anything but unassuming inside. This second-floor dive bar with graffiti covered walls and a zany decor is cozy in its own special way and with good company, the perfect place to hang out. 

  Sun-Sat 20:30 – 05:00

  080-1226-1556

  2-25-14 Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo

  The Legless Arms’s Facebook

2. Coins Bar 300

Coins Bar 300

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This poorly lit and grungy little bar is for those on a tight budget because, as the name suggests, drinks cost an average of 300 yen a pop. Its cheap drinks lure in people from all walks of life, from salarymen to the out-of-towners, and the intimate setting makes it easy to get to know this motley crew. 

  Mon-Sat 17:00 – 27:00/Sun 17:00 – 24:00

  03-3463-3039

  ¥   ~300

  36-2 Udagawacho, Shibuya, Tokyo

3. SCRAMBLE Cafe & Bar

SCRAMBLE Cafe & Bar

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If you walked by SCRAMBLE during the day, you’d be forgiven for not realising this quiet breakfast place turns into a popular drinking hole by night. Frequented by a young and hip international crowd, with DJs pumping out a mix of old and new hip-hop from 18:00 until late, SCRAMBLE guarantees a cool, well-soundtracked evening.  

  Mon-Thu 09:00 – 02:00

       Fri&Sat 09:00 – 05:00

       Sun 09:00 – 24:00

  03-5468-1200

  ¥   ~700

  1-27-1 Shibuya, Tokyo

  SCRAMBLE Cafe & Bar’s Facebook

4. Goodbeer Faucets

Goodbeer Faucets

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With over 40 kinds of local and international craft brews on offer here, Goodbeer Faucets is for all you beer enthusiasts out there. Mostly reasonably priced, get there for happy hour and enjoy 200 yen off your pint for an even better deal. The food isn’t half bad either. Why not pair their wagyu steak with an IPA?  

  Mon-Thu 17:00 – 24:00

       Fri 17:00 – 27:00

       Sat 13:00 – 24:00

       Sun 13:00 – 23:00

  03-3770-5544

  ¥   ~1,000

  Crossroads 2F, 1-29-1 Shoto, Shibuya, Tokyo

  Goodbeer Faucets

5. The Aldgate British Pub

The Aldgate British Pub

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Right smack in the middle of Shibuya, find The Aldgate British Pub on the third floor of Shin-Iwasaki Building. Popular with expats, this pub serves some of the best craft beers and pub grub in the city. Additionally, its friendly international staff will gladly spin any one of the 6,000+ records the pub has accumulated over the years. 

  Mon-Fri 18:00 – 02:00

       Sat&Sun 17:00 – 02:00

  03-3462-2983 

  ¥   ~1,000

  Shin-Iwasaki Building 3F, 30-4 Udagawacho, Shibuya, Tokyo

  The Aldgate British Pub

6. Red Bar

Red Bar

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Red Bar, known to some as the Chandelier Bar, gets its name from the red fluorescent lights and chandeliers that hang from the ceiling. The unique atmosphere and strong line against rowdy behaviour make this hole in the wall the perfect chill out spot. 

  Sun-Sat 20:00 – 08:00

  ¥   ~700

  Cross Office, 1-12-2 Shibuya, Tokyo

7. Hanbey

Hanbey

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Stepping into Hanbey is like stepping into Showa period Japan; retro Astro Boy posters and advertisements plaster the walls and diners can enjoy an array of staple Japanese foods, like the yakitori at just 50 yen a pop, or stick to the 290 yen beer. A charming little izakaya right in the heart of Shibuya. 

  Sun-Thu 17:00 – 01:00

       Fri&Sat 17:00 – 03:00

  03-3464-0775

  ¥   ~300 + 380 (seat charge)

  1-6-8 Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo

  Hanbey

8. Music Bar Rockaholic

Music Bar Rockaholic

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With no cover charge, Music Bar Rockaholic welcomes everyone to rock out to tunes from the likes of Limp Bizkit and Slipknot every night of the week. Find here rockers of all varieties from the hobbyists to the hardcore fans. With reasonably priced drinks to fuel you till the morning after, what are you waiting for? Hurry up and head on over! 

  Sun-Sat 19:00 – 05:00 

  03-6416-9469

  ¥   ~500

  Yanagi Hikari Annex Building B1F, 11-1 Udagawacho, Shibuya, Tokyo

  Music Bar Rockaholic

9. Beat Cafe

Beat Cafe

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Beat Cafe is dedicated to the appreciation of good music, with the likes of Depeche Mode and The Smiths as kings. Nonetheless, the bar plays a wide range of music and often throws themed parties spotlighting genres from hip-hop to disco. Grab a drink and enjoy yourself.  

  090-9334-4342 

  ¥   ~700

  Harvest Building B1F, 2-13-5 Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo 

  Beat Cafe’s Facebook

10. Tasuichi

Tasuichi

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With English menus, this standing sports bar attracts a large international crowd. Find here multiple flatscreen TVs showing all the biggest games and cheap food and drink to boot. Both of which go as low as 300 yen! 

  Sun-Thu 17:00 – 02:00

       Fri&Sat 17:00 – 03:00

  03-3463-0077

  ¥   300 – 500

  33-14 Udagawacho, Shibuya, Tokyo

  Tasuichi

11. JBS (Jazz, Blues, Soul) Bar

JBS (Jazz, Blues, Soul) Bar

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One of Tokyo’s best-kept secrets, JBS Bar is for anyone looking for good vibes. Owner Kazuhiro Kobayashi has been buying records for many years, his collection now lining the bar’s walls. From here he selects the perfect tunes for the mood and spins them on his high-fidelity turntable. Grab a 500 yen beer or glass of wine and get lost in the world of jazz. 

  Sun-Sat 15:00 – 23:00

  03-3461-7788

  ¥   500

  1-17-10 Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo

12. Hobgoblin Shibuya British Pub

Hobgoblin Shibuya British Pub

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One of few places that serves traditional Sunday roasts and does fish and chips right, this British pub is as authentic as it gets. Drawing in large crowds of foreigners, especially so during the holidays, a chilled out international vibe permeates. Christmas is especially popular, when foreigners can find solace in Hobgoblin’s special buffet which includes roasted turkey. 

  Mon-Fri 17:00 – Late

       Sat&Sun 12:00 – Late

  03-6415-4244 

  ¥   ~1,000

  Ichiban Building 3F, 1-3-11 Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo

  Hobgoblin

13. Bello Visto

Bello Visto

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Get away from the crowds by heading up into the clouds. On the 40th floor of Tokyu Hotel, this peaceful wine and cocktail bar isn’t cheap but perhaps worth it for the stunning views out over the Tokyo skyline.  

  Mon-Fri 16:00 – 01:00

       Sat&Sun 13:30 – 01:00

  03-3476-3398

  ¥   <2,000

  Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel 40F, 26-1 Sakuragaokacho, Shibuya, Tokyo

  Bello Visto

14. Sakestand

Sakestand

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The concept of Sakestand is not hard to grasp; it’s a casual bar where you stand and sip on sake (Japanese rice wine). Instead of the traditional masu (wooden box cup), the sake is served in a wine glass, allowing customers to fully appreciate the aroma. Find locals sipping on hot sake here on a cold winters day.    

  Sun-Sat 15:00 – 23:30

  03-6416-4200

  ¥   ~390

  2F, 1-19-8 Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo

  Sakestand

15. Vibe Bar Wild One

Vibe Bar Wild One

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Vibe Bar Wild One is truly strange, even by Japanese standards. Hundreds of dildos and vibrators surround you as you casually sip your drink, but due to certain restrictions, it’s harder for guys to get in. However, Vibe Bar Wild One does make for the perfect location for a bachelorette party.     

  Tue-Sat 17:00 – 24:00

       Mon 17:00 – 23:00 (Closed on Sunday)

  03-5456-1100

 

  ¥   3,000 (cover charge; includes two drinks)

  Shimizu Building 3F, 2-7-4 Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo

  Vibe Bar Wild One

Special Mention – Nonbei Yokocho (Drunkard’s Alley)

Nonbei Yokocho

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Not a specific establishment, Nonbei Yokocho is an alleyway lined with dozens of izakaya and yakitori shops with cheap drinks. At any one of these izakaya, find rowdy salarymen blowing off some steam. Why not join them? 

  ¥   300 – 1,000

  1-25-10 Shibuya, Tokyo

Honorable Mention – HUB Shibuya Center Gai

HUB

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The HUB is a chain of British pubs littered throughout Japan; with Shibuya’s branch only minutes away from the crossing. Renowned amongst foreigners, the HUB is a great backup plan for when all initial plans fall through. Similar to McDonald’s, you know what you’re getting yourself into whether you’re going to the HUB in Roppongi or the one in Harajuku. It’s this sense of familiarity that attracts a large crowd every night of the week.   

  Mon-Thu 16:00 – 02:00

       Fri&Sat 16:00 – 04:00

       Sun 16:00 – 01:00

  03-5784-3282

  ¥   <1,000

  B1F, 22-2 Udagawacho, Shibuya, Tokyo

  HUB Shibuya Center Gai

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