The Tachinomiya: standing bar 立ち飲み屋

Les Tachinomiya, les bars sans siège japonais

Tachinomiya, Japanese bars without seats

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A quick drink on the go


Tachinomiya was formed directly from the words tatsu ("to stand") and nomu ("to drink"), where folks could grab a drink and appetizer on the go, standing up! Similar to the izakaya, it has come back into fashion in recent years with the advent of tapas bars. Popular among the salarymen and the working class for their low prices, these bars are an integral part of Japanese nightlife.


The menu of these establishments? Yakitori, edamame (soya beans usually eaten as an aperitif), rice omelet, and tapas of all kinds, such as the French cheese assortments for the trendiest bars. The tachinomiya offers a whole host of small dishes of appetizers! 

See also : Edamame

Edamame ready to be eaten

Edamame, ready to eat


Les amuse-bouches sont de rigueur dans les tachinomiya

Appetizers are de rigueur in tachinomiya

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Les petits prix sont la grande particularité de ces bars

The low prices are the great feature of these bars

  • Tachinomi Nonbeh (Nippori)

Well known for its draft beer, this tachinomiya does not serve many accompaniments.

Address: 3rdfl. Port Tower Station, 2-20-1 Nishi-Nippori, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo, 116-0013

Hours: 6 pm -10 pm.

Directions: One-minute walk from Nippori Station East Exit (Yamanote, Keihin-Tohoku lines)

Le Tachinomi Nonbeh à Nippori

Tachinomi Nonbeh in Nippori

  • Nakamuraya Maruyasu Sake Ten (Nippori)

The Nakamuraya Maruyasu Sake Ten is a bit special since it is, above all, a liquor store. This is why we only generally consume the large formats we just bought there. Very famous for its sake, this tachinomiya also offers some snacks you can take home!

Address: Rm102 Station Plaza Tower, 2-22-1 Nishi-Nippori, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo

Hours: 5 pm -10 pm.

Directions: One-minute walk from the east exit of Nippori Station (Yamanote, Keihin-Tohoku lines)

Le Nakamuraya Maruyasu Sake Ten à Nippori

The Nakamuraya Maruyasu Sake Ten in Nippori

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