A new addition to the Traditional district of Asakusa and recently renamed Bar Tokyo Brain (formerly Neighbour) has emerged as a sports-themed bar. Recently renovated, the latest additions included a multi-screen layout including screen’s behind the bar plus a main projector, multiple seating arrangements and with a back-to-basics rustic-style interior decor.
Asakusa is one of the major cultural hubs of Tokyo, with its iconic Sensou-ji Temple and surrounding historical architecture, it is a major sightseeing spot. However, of late we have started to see a shift in the booming tourism market to a younger demographic, particularly with the flurry of guest house accommodation being built in the area. Consequently, Bar Tokyo Brain and other drinking establishments (such as Tokyo Knowledge, God Chappie and Cafe Byron Bay) are trying to boost the appeal of the area’s nightlife to this sector of the market.
An Overview of the Bar
Aika, who is the manager of the bar has an equally inviting and bubbly personality and is easily conversant in both Japanese and English. Welcoming would be drinkers inside are simple yet effective furniture upgrades which are both are comfortable and provide a more spacious look and feel.
As mentioned, the bar has a large projector in the furthest room opposite the bar, with the promise of hosting future sporting events, especially for major games – including the likes of soccer, baseball and more. Behind the bar, you can find another two additional screens, which will support the main projector, and also keep with the sports theme.
The drinks menu itself offers a variety of bottled beer, cocktails, wine and spirits, with prices beginning from around 600 yen. Coffee and tea are also available plus you can get your hands on light snacks including waffles. We are being told the menu is still waiting to be printed, so once complete we will post it here.
Aika, who will be serving up your desired alcoholic creations, also has her well-known ‘Alien Brain Haemorrhage‘, as pictured below. We liked it so much here at FAQ, we too, highly endorse the ‘out-of-this-world’ experience. We feel this also had an influence on the bar’s name …
Tokyo Brain Details:
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 8 pm to 1 am (Closed Tuesdays)
Address: 1F, 3-28-4 Koseki BLDG., Asakusa, Taito-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Or find the bar on google maps here.