Description: Dining bars are bars that also serve restaurant-style food, i.e. not just bar food or microwaved stuff. There is of course no obligation to actually eat here, but it's good to have the option.
System: Dining bars will charge otōshi or a seating charge. Order food and drinks from the menu.
Budget: Usually around 6000 yen per person for a decent meal and a few cocktails.
Making friends: Depends, but most customers come in pairs.
Whiskey Richard is the founder of nomunication.jp, and has been saying he has lived in Japan for ten years for the past four years. He enjoys drinking basically anything except straight-up Campari.