If you are looking for a quiet canoodle or a lounge to chat over delicious cocktails, Majestic Bar in Nishi-azabu is where you should head over.
“It’s the kind of place where you want to take your relationship to the next level,” chuckled a Tokyo gal pal of mine. I giggled, too, and wondered what kind of place it would be like.
The words sultry and sexy popped into my head instantly with its gothic candles and black velvet drapes. It was like a 21st century dungeon where you wonder what would await you in its curious lair.
There are private nooks where a tiny couch (good for snuggling) and a translucent black curtain are great for some privacy. I don’t think you could go “all the way” but it’s a great prelude to something more.
It’s not something I would mention in a review but another unusual aspect of Majestic is its labyrinth-like layout. You could get lost on your way to the loo and what greets you is a huge red gothic light display that’s a little scary. But Majestic has a lot of character and it’s quite a conversation-starter.
The drinks are skillfully made with care and our group sampled the margarita, pina colada, whiskey, and mimosa. But be warned that it’s pricey — a cocktail can set you back 1,200JPY to 1800JPY. It’s perfect for a special occasion or if you tire of izakayas and noisy bars.
Address: B1F, 1-14-17 Nishi-Azabu, Minato-ku.
Nearest station: Nogizaka
Opening hours: 6pm-6am daily