Browsing articles tagged with " Bars"
Jun 28, 2012
Francesco Agresti

The Full Monty

By Jeff W. Richards

Now just three minutes from Hinodecho station, The Full Monty is back after a hiatus as Kannai’s Three Lions pub, reverting to its original name from its Higashi Kanagawa days. Smaller and cozier, the new venue offers the convivial atmosphere every neighborhood pub should have. It’s still smoke-free, and their made-from-scratch English pub menu is still intact—along with their proper Imperial pint serving taps.

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Jun 1, 2012
Francesco Agresti

Jip Wine Bar & Wine Shop

By Jeff W. Richards

Propped up at the timber counter—a tasting flight of red wine in front of him channeling crimson hues of strawberries and garnets—the completely lost Belgian tourist seemed rather content. “I was trying to find a jazz bar and ended up here,” he explained. “Who’d have thought the Japanese could make decent wine?”

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Apr 13, 2012
Francesco Agresti

Phonic Hoop

Phonic Hoop

 

By David Labi

For a crystallization of post-hippy bourgeois-bohemian cool, swan through the plant-flanked door of this street-level bar located a few minutes eastward from Golden Gai. Elevated prices stem perhaps from its astounding location on Yasukuni Dori, in a zone of mostly upper-floor cubbyholes accessible via a beat-up elevator. A cover charge of ¥500, plus an additional 10% service charge after 10pm might stop this being a regular hangout. Still, excellent cocktails and food make Phonic Hoop a prime date spot or somewhere to impress, and a decent nomihodai deal (2 hours/¥2,300, cover charge included) makes it worthwhile for groups of four or more.

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