Star Bar Ginza
    City-Center, Tokyo

    About Star Bar Ginza

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    Star Bar Ginza is one of a new wave of Japanese cocktail bars where the drinks are everything. There's something of the shrine to these usually tiny venues were a handful of lucky people sit sampling drinks of low-key perfection.

    Hidden away in poorly signposted basement room, Star Bar is not easy to find and it's not the kind of place you can just saunter into on a Saturday night. There is a small array of seats and no one new is admitted until one becomes available. There's usually a cover charge too as punters are expected to spend a long time sipping and savouring their cocktails rather than knocking them back one after another.

    High Five's celebrated Hidetsugo Ueno had his start here and there are few bars that take the business of cocktail making quite so seriously. If you do too, then a visit is essential.

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