Drink

A piece of Paris in JapanTokyo, Japan

Pull up a stool in this tiny bar and settle into another epoch. Bar Trench has been sliced from turn-of-the-century Paris and grafted into an alley in the Ebisu district of modern-day Tokyo.

A huge windowpane overlooks an interior of wood, exposed brick and dapper clientele sipping homemade ginger ale, exclusive whisky and finely crafted cocktails – many with an Absinthe bent.

Order an in-house creation – the Go Lassi!!! (a blend of Absinthe Clandestine, lime, dill, yogurt and cucumber) is a must if you’re game – then test your recollection of the classics with boozy quotes from Hemmingway and Sinatra printed on coasters. Best of all is the chance to tap into the mind of the English-speaking Brazilian–Japanese mixologist and owner, who’s happy to share his seemingly endless knowledge of grog.


The city’s best cocktails don’t come cheap; expect to fork out your fair share of yen for a drink here.

Bar Trench

small-axe.net

Tags: bar, cocktails, japan, nightlife, urbanites

Get Inspired In Print

While you're here

ONNA, OKINAWA,

Cape Maeda is known by local Okinawans as a soul healing spot. The cape,...

Cape Maeda is known by local Okinawans as a soul healing spot. The cape, which is located...

HIGASHI, KUNIGAMI DISTRICT

Known as the Orienal Galapagas, the sub-tropical Forest of Yanbura is filled...

Known as the Orienal Galapagas, the sub-tropical Forest of Yanbura is filled with many...

NAKIJIN, KUIGAMI DISTRICT

The late 13th century Nakijin Castle is a sprawling fortress located on...

The late 13th century Nakijin Castle is a sprawling fortress located on the Motobu...

NAHA, OKINAWA

It's no surprise that Okinawa is one of the world's five “Blue Zones” of...

It's no surprise that Okinawa is one of the world's five “Blue Zones” of...