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Nice bar in Golden Gai area!

We were a company of 8 people and had some troubles finding a bar where we all could fit. Most of... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2018
Samuel D
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Stockholm, Sweden
via mobile
Great - but be cautious

...because it's not your regular bar. Do your research before you go. They charge flat rate for... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2017
OLEG V
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San Diego, California
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May 31, 2018
“Nice bar in Golden Gai area!”
Nov 17, 2017
“Great - but be cautious”
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1-1-8 Kabukicho | Shinjuku Golden-gai 3 Bangai, Shinjuku 160-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

We were a company of 8 people and had some troubles finding a bar where we all could fit. Most of the bars in Golden Gai are small and can only take up to 5-6 people at the same time. But then we found this...More

Thank Samuel D
Reviewed 18 November 2017

...because it's not your regular bar. Do your research before you go. They charge flat rate for entrance plus per drink. Though it's experience of Tokyo like nothing else.

1  Thank OLEG V
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Saw the high reviews and thought this place must be the bees knees. It wasn't. And they had the audacity to take 1700yen for a beer! A medium glas local beer, nothing fancy.

Thank Matti B
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

My favourite bar in Golden Gai, it's impossible to come away from hear without happy memories and/or a funny story. Shochu and whiskeys are a must

1  Thank Luke W
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Cold draft beer in a bar the size of a large cupboard! Great place to meet fellow travellers and the staff are laid back and very friendly.

1  Thank Oliver O
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Ok we walk in yesterday excited from the recent reviews and have a seat only to be met with no words (just the bartender that stared at us and pointed to the 1,000 yen cover charge on a laminated a4) I can speak basic Japanese...More

Thank Oztravelworksurf
Ken O, オーナー at 5GALLONS, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review our bar. I am genuinely sorry to hear that you had an unsatisfactory experience. Since Golden Gai has become pretty popular for tourists we have been struggling with communicating with them. It is often hard to explain...More

Reviewed 29 June 2016

We got to Golden Gai before bars were even opened but found this place open so went in. We barely fit into it, which was very fun for us. Then another group of 4 arrived and magically there was space for then. The bartender prepared...More

Thank leffertslady
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere and whiskey (booth Japanese and American). We got great tips on restaurants and things to see in Japan. They hand cut their ice from blocks.

Thank mmcossi
Ken O, オーナー at 5GALLONS, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2016

Thank you very much.We look forward to also visit us! CAPTAIN KEN

Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

I wish i could have stayed drinking here for 5 days and 5 nights. What an atmosphere! Best bar in gai, if you are looking for some authentic japanese/american drinking.

Thank Pål B
Ken O, オーナー at 5GALLONS, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2016

Thank you very much.We look forward to also visit us! CAPTAIN KEN

Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

Like most of the bars in Golden Gai, this place is a small, one-of-a-kind bar with a great athmosphere! Inspired by all the good stuff (music, alchol and snacks) from the old US of A. On top of that the staff is super friendly!

1  Thank viggobee
Ken O, オーナー at 5GALLONS, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2016

Thank you very much.We look forward to also visit us! CAPTAIN KEN

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Shinjuku
Shinjuku is the commuting capital of Tokyo, and
contains the busiest train station in the world. To
the west, there's an office district with the Tokyo
Metropolitan Government Office at its center. To the
east, there’s a district with long-established
department stores, cinemas and theaters. Shinjuku
Gyoen is a park originally built as the garden for the
Imperial Household. It is quite famous as a venue for
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