A Guide to Tokyo’s Best Rooftop Bars | Dining

Rooftop season has finally arrived on this well deserved summer of 2022. If you happen to’re trying to pair a tangy summer cocktail with a panoramic view of Tokyo’s skyline, you’ve come to the suitable place. Whether you’re a Tokyo local or a hopeful tourist, it’s perfectly acceptable to crave a thirst-quenching experience in a classy atmosphere. And plus, it’s a perk to enjoy an evening away from the vexing mosquitos flying ground-level. Irrespective of what you’re within the mood for, we now have you covered. From laid back environments all of the method to nightclubs, a rooftop experience should definitely be next-up in your summer bucket list. 

Roku Nana (Roppongi)

The dim lighting, the plush plants, and the effective menu of fermented grapes makes Roku Nana one in all our go-tos for date night. Just a brief walk from Roppongi Hills, Roku Nana has each indoor and outdoor seating, with an emphasis on lighting because the fundamental driver for his or her calm ambience. Outside, their tables are product of glass, boxing beaded candelabras, illuminating a glow that’s dim enough to contrast the encompassing constructing’s lights and the blue sky at dusk. Spotlighting their truffle popcorn and their pickled quail eggs, their food menu consists of small appetizers made to properly counterbalance their potent drinks. 

Cé La Vi Tokyo (Shibuya)

If you happen to’re energetic in Tokyo’s nightlife, you most likely already know this one. Cé La Vi is a rooftop bar-slash-club that’s popular to many crowds, and with its stunning view of Shibuya’s skyline, it’s not surprising. The terrace area combines distinctly luxurious vibes with the experience of floating above the center of Tokyo. Even when you’re accustomed to Cé La Vi as a club, it’s price checking them out throughout the day or within the evening before they’re full of dancing bodies. They’ve a number of signature cocktails and an intensive wine list, and their BAO burger is great when you’re in search of something just a little different but still comforting. 

Asakusa’s constructing ‘MIRROR’ holds five floors of quality time. But when you’re recent to Asakusa, the highest floor is price trying out. Privado offers each indoor and outdoor seating with an aerial view of the Tokyo Skytree. Because it overlooks the Sumida River, this intimate space carries a quiet atmosphere accompanied by a terrific playlist of sentimental jazz. At night, the lights from the encompassing buildings glisten against the water, making it an ideal setting for date night. We tried their homemade pickles and their seasonal fruit cocktail, it being melon and fig. The pickles were fermented enough to carry a sheer amount of sour, balancing out their fruity cocktails. With their vast list of drinks and homemade bar snacks, Privado’s laid back vibe is the spot to finish your day and begin your relaxing evening. 


Sky Lounge “Stellar Garden” (Minato)

In a city flooded with lights, it’s hard to overlook the glowing heart of town, the Tokyo Tower, pumping blood to its people. Although the Skytree has had its justifiable share of fame, at the tip of the day, the Tokyo Tower lives to be Japan’s Eiffel Tower. And when you want front row seats, head to the Sky Lounge “Stellar Garden” occupying the thirty third floor of The Prince Park Tower. The drink menu is chock filled with creative cocktails and flamboyant mocktails. Our favourite was The Charlie Chaplin, made with apricot-infused brandy and gin, then frivolously diluted with fresh lemon juice. We recommend reserving ahead to secure the couple’s seating for the very best close-up view. 

Roof Dogs (Ginza)

A two minute walk from Higashi Ginza Station sits the glowing ALOFT Hotel, attracting the young crowds. Once you’re taking the elevator to the seventeenth floor, you’re greeted with an electrical hallway, leading you to Roof Dogs, a bar paying homage to San Francisco’s Haight Street. Because the balcony is outfitted with picturesque lights together with a retro Volkswagen nestled within the corner, this bar is the proper backdrop to update your socials with. Plus, this open-air terrace is enclosed with glass, caring for the views across Ginza’s skyline. Roof Dogs plates American food; including snacks, hotdogs and their signature ALOFT burger. Although their list isn’t long, their drinks are inexpensive. With wine and sangria at ¥800 per glass and beer for ¥600, Roof Dogs is a one and only that won’t break the bank.

 Original Article by Jessica Thompson

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