Sing your heart out at this cozy lesbian bar in Ikebukuro!
Just a couple of decades ago, the famous gayborhood Shinjuku Ni-chome was the only place in Tokyo the LGBT community could call their own. With the interest in LGBT travel in Tokyo steadily growing, several gay and lesbian bars have popped up in nearby neighborhoods like Ikebukuro. This is where you’ll find lesbian bar Climb.
The boom of LGBT culture can be seen with the growing popularity of the Tokyo Rainbow Pride Parade, which boasted more than 150,000 visitors in 2018. Climb is but one of several options for those looking for a more local lesbian bar experience.
Let’s take a look into this intimate “snack” style bar.
Ikebukuro’s lesbian bar
Ikebukuro, where Climb is located, is a metropolitan hub only a few train stops away from Shinjuku and a great place to hang with friends or meet other women. The friendly bartenders and sleek decor create a warm and inviting atmosphere. If you’ve ever been to Goldfinger in Shinjuku Ni-chome, expect the same cozy size but with more seating and less crowds. Though the bar is small, it has a few comfy sofas to accommodate groups in addition to the bar seating.
The bar is now accepting male patrons all days of the week when the singles event isn’t on. So, it’s the perfect LGBT-friendly place for the whole gang to get together.
What’s on the menu
The menu is surprisingly extensive with several local and imported brands available.
You’ll find beer, cocktails, plum wine, and an assortment of other tasty alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages alike. After downing a few drinks, you’ll be ready to indulge in all-you-can-sing karaoke! A complimentary Japanese snack of your choosing is included with the cover charge.