There are so many places in Tokyo that go unexplored and I've found that meeting new people... new girlfriends... they each share a little something new about Tokyo.
Good friend Terry from grad school mentioned "Golden-Gai" (Gai means Street) in Shinjuku... Was confused with Shinjuku Omoide Yokocho that's a great spot full of tiny restaurants. We checked out one of his reguar spots Jazz Bar Baltimore.
Golden-Gai is a sea of tiny bars all with about 6-8 seats per shop...
"L" shaped bar with seating for 7.
Entrance fee was 800yen... beers start at 700 and other bar drinks at 600.
Started talking with a few Kirin Beer sales guys from Osaka, Fukuoka and Nagoya. If you want to mix with the locals definitely hit up Omoide-Yokocho for dinner then Golden-Gai for drinks.
Shop: BALTIMORE ボルチモア ゴールデン街
Shop Website: http://www.goldengai.net/shop/d/13/
Golden Street Website: http://www.goldengai.net/shop/
Address J: 新宿区歌舞伎町1-1-8
Address E: Tokyo, Shinjuku-ku, Kabuki-cho 1-1-8
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