Bar High Five


Bartender-owner Hidetsugu Ueno of Bar High Five - Tokyo, Japan

No. 26 Polestar Building, 4th floor
7-2-14 Ginza Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061
+81 (0)3 3571 5815
Hours: Sun-Wed 5pm-midnight; Thurs 5pm-1am; Fri-Sat 5pm-2am

If you have time for just one drink in Tokyo, it would have to be at Bar High Five. Though the space is drab in a faceless cramped office kind of way, the bar is home to legendary mixologist Hidetsugu Ueno, known worldwide for his masterful handling of both liquor and ice. Ueno’s most famous drinks, including his White Lady and Bloody Mary (he makes his own juice by hanging tomatoes), are subtle, quirky reinventions of classics, and the hot dogs and Jamon Serrano on the menu are simple pleasures. But to call Bar High Five understated is patently absurd. Just order one whiskey with Ueno’s now-famous ice diamond, and you’ll see one of the (quietly) flashiest bartenders in the world. And one who has helped influence other bartenders worldwide.

Recommended Dishes:
  • The Hunter
  • White Lady
  • Bloody Mary

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