Bar Benfiddich


Visit this epic temple to cocktails for farm-to-bar drinking.

Hiroyasu Kayama heads up this bar, and this dude is more alchemist than mixologist. He's got a handle on the classics but also an insane gift for creating killer cocktail blends. That's probably why this bar has just found itself at number 40 in the 50 Best Bar Awards 2020. Legends. We're always down for farm-to-table dining, but how about farm-to-bar drinking? Kayama has tapped up his parents’ home, just north of Tokyo, and planted botanicals including anise, fennel, mint, and juniper to use on the menu. He also has a 20-litre still filled with his own absinthe concoction, made with bunches of wormwood dry-hanged in what was once his bedroom. Talk about resourceful. 

If you're after a popular Tokyo haunt then this is the place to come. Think dark n' mysterious moonshine den with loads of dusty 19th-century bottles to drink from, and seriously intimate vibes. We're talking eight seats and two tables. Cosy. It means Kayama can guide you through his novel concoctions and find you the perfect cocktail. You know you've been served by a master when you've been served by him.

By BarChick


Japan, 〒160-0023 Tōkyō-to, Shinjuku City, Nishishinjuku, 1-chōme−13−7 大和家ビル 9F


Monday 18:00 - 02:00
Tuesday 18:00 - 02:00
Wednesday 18:00 - 02:00
Thursday 18:00 - 02:00
Friday 18:00 - 02:00
Saturday 18:00 - 02:00
Sunday closed



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