Tokyo has some of the world's greatest bars with awesome customer service and attention to detail. But that can often come at a significant price, especially when you consider that in addition to the pricey drinks, many bars have additional charges. Wouldn't it be great to enjoy bars like that without having to throw down a pile of cash?
Easy solution: happy hour!
Happy hours are found pretty much everywhere in Tokyo. But in this article I have personally selected a handful of gems that truly stand out with a nice balance of price, drink quality, service, menu variety, duration, and an upscale atmosphere. To the discerning drinker, I give you nomunication.jp's list of the best happy hour spots in Tokyo! This list is the culmination of over a decade of my relentless "research," constantly seeking out the best value in Tokyo's bar scene.
Just a warning: while I've done my best to list any extra charges, if you're on a strict budget, it may be best to check directly--or through your hotel's concierge--with each bar before heading out for the night. Also remember that Japan is a no-tipping country!