2-13-19 Nishi-Azabu, Minato-ku
What: Late-night offbeat backstreet haven. The name and cluttered interior speak of the owner's love of books.
The look: Eccentricblack walls with softly lit shelves crammed with books and objets, comfortable sofas, and a private room behind sliding shelves.
Who goes: Low-key types of all ages, late-night party groups.
Sound track: Also heterogeneousFrench chanson, laid-back Latin vibes, Spanish flamenco.
What to wear: Something casual and subdued.
What to drink: Well-priced fresh-fruit vodka or champagne cocktails.
Door policy: If you know where it is, you're part of the cogniscenti.