Bar Genshi Shinbo (Bar Atom Heart Mother)

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1-1-8, Tokyo, Japan

Bar Genshi Shinbo (Bar Atom Heart Mother) Tokyo Reviews

Lotus28 Lotus28
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Chaos, not necessarily a progressive rock bar Jun 14, 2011
This bar is located in "Shinjuku Golden Street", which used to be unauthorized red light district just after the war.

This area has been the place where Japanese authors or photographers have some drinks every night and so much specific pop culture so called "subculture" was born in this area.

It's a really tiny bar and there are only 7-8 seats on the ground floor, and there's gallery upstairs. You can also have a drink at upstairs but I'd recommend you to take a seat at ground floor if you want to talk with other people.

They have various cocktails, whiskeys, spirits, wine, Japanese sake and shochu and of course draft beer, and most drinks cost 600yens.

Table charge is 800yen and it's slightly cheaper than average in Golden street.

Many of frequent guests there are writers, photographers, painters or editors, and they are basically into quirky pop culture and you might be able to have great travel tip in Tokyo there.

It's a neighbor of the bar where Quentin Tarantino always visits whenever he comes to Japan, so if you are lucky enough, you can get some chance to meet him ;)
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