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#43 of 338 Bar in Shibuya
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Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
0.3 km from Shibuya Center-gai
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Reviewed November 23, 2019

I lived in Japan for 20 years and this was my favorite bar. Walking distance from Shibuya station. 3 storey classic rock dive bar which appears unchanged since 1969, its the kind of place that always makes you feel drunker than you are. For music...expect Led Zeppelin, Stones, Lou Reed, Bob Dylan...and much, much more...you might get Nirvana...but no Ed Sheeran or Taylor Swift. Cheap with snack food and occasional live music. Like any great bar, it gets a real mix of people: older salarymen needing a quiet drink alone, college girls having a chat, arty hipster dudes. Met a friendly guy in his 60s there with his wife who showed me bar photos from the 70s/80s....More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed September 28, 2019 via mobile

Stumbled upon this place whilst looking for another bar, and so glad we did! Great dive bar feel with writing on the walls, dim lighting and reasonable drinks prices. 60’s/70’s rock soundtrack. Friendly service and full of locals, but English menus available. No table charge....Does allow smoking, but didn’t seem overly smoky, compared to some places.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed June 30, 2018

We just went for drinks with friends, but the atmosphere here is really relaxed. Great selection of food and drinks in the menus. Good efficient service, especially given there was about 30 of us arriving at different times. Good prices and if needed English language...menues.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

I first visited some 30 years ago, and the vibe remains exactly the same - the albums playing, the inexpensive food and booze flowing, the tables and booths that prove perfect to chill on a Sunday evening or any night; the music is a classic...rock panoply, but requests are taken if desired. In the basement is a live area for band practice. Located on Dogenzaka Hill, it’s surrounded by love hotels and sex shops, but no matter, BYG is a beacon of quality and timelessness in a changing Shibuya. Takes credit cards.More

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed January 6, 2016

So nice to be in a place with personality! reasonably priced drinks and food. They take requests, and play them, as long as they are 60-70s rock.

Date of visit: November 2015
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Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Went here twice during our stay in Tokyo because we liked it so much! Great selection of drinks and food - and they have tons of records for you to browse through! It's got a "ruin bar", rustic kind of feel and it's an awesome...chill spot for those who want to get away from the shibuya craziness or clubbing scene and just want to hang out. Two thumbs up!! :)More

Date of visit: October 2015
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Reviewed August 13, 2015

One of the oldest live houses in Tokyo. Simple but nice atmosphere, friendly staff, good music. Lots of japanese musicians hang out there. Located in dogenzaka area (in-between love hotels) close to the little shinto shrine Inari.

Date of visit: June 2015
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