Jan 14, 2019
Sibling to Bar Tram and Bar Trench, new kid on the block Bar Triad has recently opened within throwing distance of Bar Tram in Tokyo’s lively Shibuya district. Frequenters of American-style, upscale speakeasies will find themselves instantly at home in the seductively dark Tokyo bar, which has an Orient Express theme both in its décor and on its menu. With its copper fittings, sleek design, and experimental drinks menu, this is classy hipster heaven.
Bar Triad is split over two floors, with white spirits and aperitifs on offer on the fourth floor, and brown spirits and digestifs available on the fifth floor. The idea may be to work your way up, but you could quite easily choose your favourite type of tipple and while away the hours on either floor.
Sip a drink on the terrace of this bar in Tokyo and enjoy the city lights, or step back inside where the atmosphere is darkly glamourous. Wherever you are sitting you should take time to appreciate the drinks menu in all its imaginative glory. What it lacks in depth it makes up for in quality. With surprisingly sweet options like the “Who is the Murderer?” cocktail, an ingredient heavy potion of whiskey, Campari, Earl Grey tea, suze, salt and spices, and obscure concoctions like “Black Forest Fizz” which lists bamboo charcoal powder as a constituent part, you are sure to have fun choosing.
What stands out at Bar Triad is the team’s tangible objective of having some fun with experimental drinks options that are perhaps still in the research and development stage. Keep your eyes on this one, it could be a strong mover.