If you’re looking for some fun and festive ways to get into the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day this March, Tokyo’s got you covered! Don’t want to wait until the 17th to celebrate? Why not check out one of these Irish Pubs, where it can be St. Patrick’s Day all year long! We’ve rounded up five of the top authentic pubs around the city so you can add Irish drinks and dining dates to your calendar.
If you’ve spent much time in Tokyo, you’ve likely come across a Dubliners’ pub or two. What started out as one great pub in Shinjuku, quickly became a chain of restaurant/bars throughout the city. Happy hour lasts all day until 7:00 p.m., so get there early to enjoy some awesome drink deals and cheap eats!
Shinjuku: 3 Chome-28-9 Shinjuku, Shinjuku Ward,Tokyo
Ikebukuro: San-gurou-Bill B1F, 1-10-8 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima Ward, Tokyo
Askasaka: Sanno-Park-Tower B1F, 2-11-1 Nagata-cho, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo
Shibuya: Dogenzaka Center-Bill 2F, 2-29-8 Dogenzaka, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo
Shinagawa: 2-16-3 Kounan, Minato Ward, Tokyo Shinagawa Grand Central Tower B1F
Website (English): http://www.dubliners.jp/en.html
Hanging out inside a dark and grungy pub might be more authentic, but sometimes a break for fresh air is just as nice! The Shannons has an awesome outdoor patio for you to enjoy some delicious fish and chips and happy hour drinks in the cool spring afternoon!
Where: Near Osaki station in the Gate City Osaki Complex
If you’re looking for a more relaxed pub-like atmosphere, Restaurant Failte might be the perfect option for you! They have an impressive selection of bottled ales from all around the world, and some delicious pub food on the menu to match!
Where: Across from Shibuya station in the Shibuya Mark City Complex
Website (Japanese only): http://failte.jp/
A favorite among Japanese, expats, and tourists alike, this authentic Irish watering hole is a bit hard to find, but once you do you’ll never forget it! Try one of their famous burgers, play some darts in the back, or have a chat with Will at the bar over a perfectly poured Guinness!
Where: 5 Chome−22−3 Sendagaya, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo 151-0051
Located right across from Ueno station, The World End Irish Pub combines the slightly cramped style of small Japanese bars with the atmosphere and energy of a true Irish pub! If you stop in for a selection of their delicious brews, make sure to sign on a note of your home country’s currency so they can add it to their worldly collection!
Where: 6-14-7 Ueno, Taito Ward, Tokyo 110-0005