Roppongi Nightlife in Tokyo, Japan
Good bars can be hard to find in Tokyo, especially as a foreigner. As a good start I recommend the following places during the Summer weekends in the Roppongi district where many people speak English.
- What: Best Roppongi Nightclubs in Tokyo
- Where: Gaien Higashi Street, Roppongi
- When: 10pm until 5am
- Price: ¥1000 ~ ¥3000
- Discount: 7-Day Tokyo Unlimited Nightclub Pass by Govoyagin
- Age: 20+
- Why: Most foreign friendly nightlife scene in Tokyo
- Notes: Predrink at 711 or Familymart convenience stores with friends
- Similar: Ultimate Sushi Guide for Tokyo
The nightlife in Tokyo is vibrant, sexy and goes on until the early hours and what better than to experience this with the best nightlife hostess in Tokyo.
1. New Lex
Amazing bar hidden in a side street of Roppongi to meet many great locals
2. Jumanji 55
Great bar to start of the night. This place gets really busy during the weekend
3. Propaganda Bar
Solid place to end the night, the people behind the bar are insane
Tiffany Rossdale invited me to party with her friends in Roppongi starting off at club Jumanji 55 in one the many alleyways.
After a few drinks we moved our party to the nearby club New Lex where I made many new friends and what became my new favorite club throughout my stay in Tokyo.
At New Lex we ran into the famous rock band Zebrahead who just finished their concert at the giant Sonic Festival. New Lex is known to host many famous foreign artists that come to Japan.
Tiffany decided it was time for one more party and dragged us to Propaganda Bar where we drank and partied until the sun was already shining its beams through the wood covered windows.
On our way back, Tiffany was seduced by Mickey Mouse riding his car through the early morning traffic.
But just before we parted our ways we fine dined at one of the best sushi restaurants in Roppongi where we had a mindblowing tuna sushi meal.
The next day I met up with my friend Heather for dinner at the famous Gonpachi restaurant where the movie scene with the crazy 88's from Kill Bill is based on. Gonpachi really gives you the illusion that the crazy 88's could walk in any moment while dining. Unfortunately I was unimpressed with the food but the decor was spectacular.
Throughout my stay in Tokyo I have been quite embarressed by many drunk foreigners that couldn't hold their liqour and started a ruckus with the locals. I also witnessed a raid at Gaspanic where it got a bit out of control. The lesson of today, please hold your liqour and don't act like an idiot in Japan, please do it for the sake of all foreigners. Also, I highly recommend studying a bit of basic Japanese before you go to Japan otherwise you won't be able to communicate with many locals resulting in a less enjoyable nightlife experience, trust me on this!