3 Unusual Bars in Tokyo

Tokyo is home to some of the weirdest bars in the world. If you want to get your drinks in a more exotic way, you should check out these places on your next visit.

The Lockup

This bar and restaurant are designed to give you the experience of spending time in… jail. A warden will welcome you at the entrance and cuff you before leading you to your cell. The cocktail names being served are based on your felony.


Address: Shibuya Grand Tokyo Building B2F, 33-1 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku
Opening Hours: Every day from 5pm to 11pm

8-Bit Café Tokyo

The concept of this place is very straightforward—play videogames while getting drunk. The place is packed with all types of video games and consoles, and the friendly staff will be happy to help you out choose what you want to play.


Address: Q Building 5F, 3-8-9 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
Opening hours: Wednesday to Monday from 6pm to 11:30pm

Penguin Bar Ikebukuro

You probably heard before about Tokyo’s famous cat cafes, where you can enjoy your coffee while caressing a cat. This place takes it to a new level—why not enjoy some drink in the company of some penguins? The menu is quite classic, but the main feature here is the three penguins in the aquarium of the bar.


Address: 38-2 Ikebukuro, Toshima City, Tokyo 170-0014,
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday from 6pm to 3am; Friday to Sunday from 11:30am to 3pm and from 6pm to 3am