In Tokyo, the party is never-ending and is always changing, depending on who you are and the mood youâ€™re in.
To Party Like A Foreigner: Head to Roppongi, an area replete with clubs and bars; Feria is a high-end post offering up tasty cuisine and sounds from the worldâ€™s most famous DJs. In the same area, The Pink Cow is a hybrid restoâ€“art galleryâ€“club in Shibuya, and is popular among expats. Low-key fun at its best (thepinkcow.jp).
Party Like A Native: The neighborhood of Shinjuku (Kabukicho) possesses what seems like an infinite row of destinations for the adventurous. The area is also popular for what the locals call couple kissa or â€œhappening bars,â€ which are exclusive, with members vetted beforehand. But there is plenty of other fun in the area, which is akin to Amsterdamâ€™s Red Light District.
Party Like A Fashionista: M Event Space & Bar in Daikanyama is an open event space thatâ€™s typically booked for parties packed with shoulder-to-shoulder chic. Come like the Sartorialist is manning the velvet rope and your night is on. m-event-bar.com
Party Like Youâ€™re in the â€™70s: Roppongiâ€™s Bar Funky boasts that itâ€™s all about â€œBlack Music & More For Funky Peopleâ€; and itâ€™s pure truth in advertising. Walk in and youâ€™re instantly transported back to a time of Afro puffs and bell-bottoms, but in a laidback denâ€”more Shaft than Soul Train. Expect â€™70s memorabilia, including posters of an Off the Wallâ€“era MJ and 45s blaring rarities such as Sharon Reddâ€™s top-of- the-â€™80s groove â€œCan You Handle It?â€ â€™Nuff said.
Above: Isoul Harris hanging with his new Sumo wrestling friends after a practice session in Tokyo.