It’s the season to go green—with your beer, your food and your music. If you can’t be in Ireland, what better place is there to celebrate St. Patrick than Tokyo? These five venues provide the perfect atmosphere—and brews—for you to immerse yourself in the culture and cuisine of the Emerald Isle.
Craftbeer Tap is an original beer bar that serves more than 15 different types of carefully selected draft beers, imported from all over the world. While their focus is on draft, they also offer a wide variety of bottled brews. Enjoy as you check out their amazing collection of vintage beer signs.
4F Ikeda Plaza Bldg, 3-34-16 Shinjuku. Tel: 03-5362-1668. Open Mon-Sat 5pm-4am, Sun & Hols 5pm-11pm. Nearest station: Shinjuku.
Count down to St. Patrick’s Day with special seasonal offerings, March 11-17. Guinness for just ¥800 (plus tax), Green Beer ¥650 (tax included), many more favorites from ¥700.
Located in Shibuya, this Irish pub features a cozy atmosphere, great cuisine and a wide variety of beers. Pair your food with a seasonal brew or go for a classic taste with the world-famous Guinness. If you’re looking for something more unusual, try the cherry beer or white beer. Enjoy it all on the spacious fifth-floor terrace overlooking central Shibuya.
5F Sede Bldg., 1-5-2 Dogenzaka, Shibuya. Open 5:30pm-2am (Mon-Sat), 3-11pm (Sun/hols). Tel: 03-3476-7776. Nearest station: Shibuya. www.failte.jp
Mar 15-17: All draft beers ¥700. Mar 16, 7pm: Live Irish music. Green beer available!
Join the pub crawl at The Dubliners Irish Pub and win a keg! One lucky guest will win a keg’s worth of Guinness, Kilkenny, or Yebisu (their choice) served as pints. Visit all five locations and get a Dubliners’ “Happy Card” for year-round happy hour prices. Visit by March 16, 2015 for your chance to win. www.dubliners.jp
- Shinjuku: 2F Shinjuku Lion Hall, 3-28-9. Tel: 03-3352-6606. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. www.dubliners.jp/shinjuku/
- Shibuya: 2F Dogenzaka Center Bldg., 2-29-8 Dogenzaka. Tel: 03-5459-1736. Email: email@example.com. www.dubliners.jp/shibuya/
- Ikebukuro: B1 Sun Gorou Bldg., 1-10-8 Nishi-Ikebukuro. Tel: 03-5951-3614. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. www.dubliners.jp/ikebukuro/
- Akasaka: B1 Sannou Park Tower, 2-11-1 Nagatacho. Tel: 03-3539-3615. Closed: Sat, Sun, and Hols. Email: email@example.com. www.dubliners.jp/akasaka/
- Shinagawa: B1F Grand Passage, Shinagawa Mitsubishi Bldg. Tel: 03-6718-2834. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. www.dubliners.jp/shinagawa/
March 17: All Day Draft Beer. Select pints ¥500.
Enjoy big fish and chips along with an open mic and terrace seating at this individually-owned international pub and beer garden, ranked highly by TripAdvisor. Events like “Paddy’s Got Talent” (free karaoke) highlight the unique character you won’t find in chain pubs.
Grand Floor, Sensho Bldg., 2-13-16 Shinjuku. Tel: 03-6273-1755. Open 5pm-late. Nearest station: Shinjuku-sanchome. www.paddys-junction.com
Mar 2-17: Green beer. Mar 13-14: Green shots ¥300, free karaoke. Mar 15: After Parade Party, all pints, buy 1, get 2nd half-price. Mar 17: St. Patrick’s Day, all pints, buy 2, get 1 free.
A genuine Irish pub with a relaxing atmosphere, Seamus O’hara offers Guinness, Bass Pale Ale and many other favorites. Enjoy the St. Patrick’s spirit through their musical events, such as the Celtic live show and Irish DJ.
Matsuda Bldg. B1, 3-12-3 Meguro. Tel: 03-3760-6179. Mar 14 & 17, open 6pm-late; Mar 15, open 3pm-late. Nearest station: Meguro. www.seamus-ohara.com
Mar 14: All draft beer ¥700 a pint (Guinness, Kilkenny, Bass Pale Ale, Sapporo Black Label), Celtic live show. Mar 15: All draft beer ¥500, The Mutiny (Irish folk/punk). Mar 17: All draft beer ¥500 a pint; Irish music DJ.