Bars and Nightlife

Experience Japanese nightlife in Yokohama's bars, clubs and restaurants

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The birthplace of Japan's first cocktail

Cocktail

Louis Eppinger, Manager of the Grand Hotel, invented Japan's first original cocktail called the Bamboo in 1889. Today, a large number or bars dot the city and the Yokohama, one of a few select cocktails that bear a Japanese city name, have become a popular drink.

City of jazz

City of jazz

Yokohama hosts live performances at its jazz halls and jazz clubs around the city and every year in October the city plays host to Yokohama Jazz Promenade, one of Japan's largest jazz festivals that attracts more than 100,000 music fans. If you're a fan of jazz, be sure to explore the city's happening live houses and jazz bars.
Jazz club and restaurant Motion Blue Yokohama, the sister location of Blue Note Tokyo.

Huge number of tap houses with microbrews and craft beer on tap

Beer

Yokohama is widely known as "beer city Japan". It is the birthplace of Japan's modern brewing industry (Kirin), it is home to several popular microbreweries, and has a remarkable number of tap houses. Its cocktail bartenders are also celebrated.

Most Popular Tap Houses

Spring Valley Brewery Yokohama

Spring Valley Brewery Yokohama

The brewery was originally founded by Norwegian-American William Copeland in 1870.

Bay Brewing Yokohama

Bay Brewing Yokohama

A pub that brews its own beer, Bay Brewing Yokohama, also serves 5 unique flavors of beer each month.

Antenna America

Antenna America

A beer bar where you can taste American craft beer as well as experience American beer culture.

Bashamichi Taproom

Bashamichi Taproom

Enjoy craft beer and authentic American-style barbecue in a handcrafted decked made out in wood.

Thrash Zone Yokohama

Thrash Zone Yokohama

Taste the flavors of unique bitter beer while enjoying metal background music.