With its densely packed neighborhoods and endless options, Tokyo at night is not for the easily intimidated. Once the cloak of darkness descends on the sprawling metropolis, locals and visitors fuel their desires at an enviable collection of world-class bars, lounges, and venues.
High-Class Hotel Destinations
The Park Hyatt Tokyo lures an impressive volume of nonguests to its perch high above the city. Few Tokyo bars rival its 52nd-floor hot spot, the New York Bar. Made famous by the 2003 film Lost in Translation, the bar features striking decor, floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning views, and nightly live jazz. In addition to cocktails, the menu encompasses one of the largest selections of American wines in all of Japan. Down on the 41st floor, the Peak Lounge’s skylit bamboo garden offers a more relaxed atmosphere.
The Bar at The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo, is a classy nightlife option 45 floors above the heart of Roppongi. In addition to views of Mount Fuji and the Tokyo Tower, the bar offers swoon- worthy environs filled with marble and rich woods. Whiskey aficionados select from more than 200 labels, including many of Japan’s most-prized varietals