The 10 Absolute Best Hotel Bars in Tokyo

Paul Feinstein | June 29, 2018

In a city that has perfected the culinary space, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to find some of the best bartenders in the world crafting meticulous cocktails in Tokyo’s best bars. And it just so happens that some of those best bars lay inside the city’s chicest hotels.


Grand Hyatt Tokyo at Roppongi Hills

Why it made the list

Check out Maduro, a smoky jazz lounge with live music, rare whiskey, and bold cigars. If you drink at The French Kitchen Bar, you’ll be advised by their wine sommelier who also happens to be a sake sommelier!

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Imperial Hotel

Why it made the list

Although there are five bars inside the behemoth Imperial Hotel, the best watering hole is at the Old Imperial Bar. Paying homage to the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, this dark and moody spot is known around the city for its unique collection of whiskey and cigars.

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Wired Hotel Asakusa

Why it made the list

Set in the historic area of Asakusa, Zakbaren is a bar and restaurant inside the modern Wired Hotel that specializes in sake. There’s a sake tasting happy hour for around 1,500 Yen that also includes food – the hotel specializes in tofu-based cuisine.

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Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo

Why it made the list

One floor below the lobby, the Mandarin Bar is a dark and brooding spot that’s known for rare cases of whiskey, Cuban cigars, and live jazz throughout the week.

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Park Hyatt Tokyo

Why it made the list

The New York Bar inside the Park Hyatt was made famous from the movie Lost in Translation. It stays famous because there is live music every night, an insanely large and original cocktail list, and the best views of the city from its 52nd floor perch.

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Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho

Why it made the list

Hip, young, and cool, the bar at Moxy is open 24-hours and has a happy hour from 5-7pm with cheap specials. All around the bar you’ll find entertaining amenities like video games that will help test your sobriety. On weekends, the hotel comes alive with energetic DJs spinning deep into the night.

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The Peninsula Tokyo

Why it made the list

Peter is the hotel’s best restaurant but also chicest bar where some of Tokyo’s rich, famous, and glamourous come to schmooze, flirt, and drink. Expert bartenders mix up innovative concoctions during a buzzy happy hour scene.

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Tokyo Station Hotel

Why it made the list

Whiskey lovers should make a point of hitting up the Oak Bar inside the historic Tokyo Station Hotel. Here, they’ll find rare bottles of the brown stuff along with pricy cigars served by a famous bartender who’s been pouring perfect drinks for more than 50 years.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo

Why it made the list

The Bar on the 45th floor of the Ritz is one of the most picturesque you’ll ever find. The city glows behind the beautifully lit space while live piano music wafts in from the lounge. If you’re in a splurging (and psychotically romantic) mood, you can purchase the Diamond is Forever Martini. For the bargain price of 2,000,000 Yen, you’ll get a masterfully crafted drink served with a one carat diamond while the band plays “Diamonds are Forever”.

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Trunk Hotel

Why it made the list

The Trunk Bar and Lounge is a communal space that encourages mixing and mingling with staying guests and locals alike. The bar in the back of the lounge is famous for hosting guest bartenders from around the world who sling innovative cocktails with specialized ingredients. The bar also has a generous happy hour from 5-8pm and DJs spinning groovy tunes throughout the week.

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