Due to the request for shortened working hours in Tokyo, we will be closed from 1/21 (Friday) to 2/13 (Sunday). We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding.

START BAR is a neighborhood bar with beer, cocktails, whiskey & delicious bar food.

Welcome to our website!  START BAR located on Shibuya near by the Cerulean Tower. Our bar is on thrid floor of the building called Shibuya Johnson building. You can casually drop in our bar, even if you are first time!  We are welcome from the heart!


Paul Walters
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Just arrived in Tokio and stumbled across this bar. Very welcoming staff, good beer, liquor and cocktail menu with electronic darts for entertainment
Udi Dollberg
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Small and cozy bar, really nice staff. Alc. prices are ok, selection is basic but sufficient. Didn't try cocktails so can't vouch for those
Dick Grinwis
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Super awesome locals! Small, but that’s relative in Japanese bars. Great time all around, super great barman!
Tobac Jack
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Tiny little bar with a very entertaining bartender/owner. Had a blast despite it being a lonely Tuesday with cold rainy weather. Everything in Shibuya closes too damn early on weekdays, this place stayed open at least until 3 am.
Joji Miller
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Wonderful, charming place and people. Liq is kinda cheap, and side dish is, too. Thanks for the wonderful time, and shout-out to the people, tacoyaki machine, and the bartender himself.
Robert Ybarra
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This is the best bar hidden in Shibuya, hands down. Small place but packs a great atmosphere. My first night in Shibuya turned into one of the greatest most unforgettable nights ever. Please stop in and enjoy this gem as much as I did.
Elnara Abdullaeva
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Cozy bar with friendly atmosphere and mainly Linkin Park music
Alexandre Franquinho
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Great cozy bar full of nice people. Umi (the bartender) is a blast. Will be sure to come around again.
Katie Brunt
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Go here for whisky and the owner, Kota - he’s ace and the bar is brill. Also, they’re just venturing into the craft beer market. It’s tiny and feels like you’re entering someone’s home but lovely.
Andy Thornley
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This place is awesome! Kota is the absolute man, he’s really funny and hospitable. They’re launching craft beer in November, you should definitely go!
David Roth
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Amazing staff and atmosphere, thanks for the Resident Evil game!!

Shop Information

Address Shibuya-Johnson-Building3F
Tokyo, Shibuya City, Sakuragaokacho, 17-12
Tel 03-6416-4766
Access About 5 minutes from Shibuya Station
Link below is the direction of START BAR from Shibuya Station
Open / Close [Monday to Sunday]
20:00 - 04:00