Unique Drinking Experiences in Ueno

Updated November 8, 2019 | by Chad A. Thiele, 23 year veteran of Tokyo.

Ueno has a whole bunch of really unique bars and izakaya where you can take a load off while enjoying your favorite drinks — in some really amazing atmosphere.

The Warrior Celt

The Warrior Celt

This is not the place to go if you are looking for a quiet drink to end the evening! 

It is, however, the place to go where you are always welcomed by the long-lost friends you’ve never met. 

The staff wants to make sure you have a good time, and that mentality is contagious. It is also the reason you can effortlessly lose yourself and track of time. 

But is that a bad thing? 

Only if you have to catch the last train out. One thing is for sure, you’ll leave with a heck of a story to tell in the morning!

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The World End Irish Pub

It’s nothing fancy, but who needs their Guinness to be fancy anyway?  

It is perfect for what it is, an Irish Pub. 

You won’t find loud sports groups, or music blaring overhead, just good food to go with great beer. That’s all you need.

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Bar Samurai

You have to check this place out. 

When you walk in, you feel like you have stepped into a really exclusive club. 

The bar counter alone is astonishing, but the whole place is exceptional. It’s a place to stop in and sip on a custom-made cocktail while enjoying the company you came with.

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Cocktail Works

A sophisticated, classy cocktail bar that is meant to be enjoyed with a group of friends. 

They have elegant appetizers that pair nicely with your lavish cocktail. This is the kind of place where you meet up with friends to talk the night away, or where you and your spouse can sit and enjoy a lovely evening together.

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