AiiRO Cafe, Tokyo - gay cafe & bar in Tokyo - Travel Gay

AiiRO Café

1F Tenka Bldg, 2-18-1 Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, 160-0022

AiiRO Café
AiiRO Café
AiiRO Café
AiiRO Café
AiiRO Café
AiiRO Café
audience rating: AiiRO Café, 3.5 out of 5 based on 52 ratings click to vote:
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Revamped AiiRO Café (formerly ‘Advocates Café’) is the hottest street corner gay café & bar in Shinjuku. Originally opened in 2000 by the GM of ageHa gay nightclub.

Lively, welcoming atmosphere with very diverse crowd. A great place to start your evening, enjoy the scene and make new friends.

AiiRO gets busy on the weekend with customers spilling onto the street. There is a big Japanese Shrine Gate, Torii on the entrance.

weekday: 18:00 - 02:00

weekend: 18:00 - 05:00 / 00:00

venue: Bar | customers: LGBT mixed | attracts: All types

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last updated: 20-Jan-2020



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  1. AiiroVEit!!!!!!

    “This is always our first stop when partying at Shinjuku. Always the meeting place because it is very easy to find - everyone is just friendly at this place! Very small but it has all the character of an excellent bar! “

    D on 10-Apr-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  2. First stop in Shinjuku Nichome.

    “Recommend to first stop and start your party night with All you can drink beer! just 1000yen!! Japan is pretty reasonable in anywhere but drinks are not so cheap in drinking place, so I love it! Except for all you can drink beer, other drinks are 700yen or 800yen, no table charge, so it's affordable. Very nice staffs, happy people, great atmosphere. I made some new friends while I'm there.“

    Ank on 03-Dec-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  3. To make many new friends

    “I found so many visitors all over the world that I could tell that here is one of the most popular gay bars in Tokyo. Shinjuku Nichome, the largest gay town in Japan was pretty ordinary than I thought, but one thing I can say is people in Nichome is very nice and town is pretty safe. Definitely recommend to arrive at AiiRO CAFE early the night and start with all-you-can-drink beer with 1000yen only(till 9pm)!“

    D on 07-Oct-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  4. Reasonable, friendly and crowded

    “All you can drink beer for 1000yen at Happy Hours.
    Very friendly and nice staffs. Not fluently in English but good enough to take an order. Helped me to find other places to visit in Nichome.
    So many people on weekends and customers were very friendly too. Enjoyed meeting new people. Greatest was the very clean toilet.“

    KennKenn on 28-Jul-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  5. To start your fun fun night with beer!

    “Beer Blast (all you can drink for beer) to 9pm. Just 8USD!
    It was fun to see the people walking along the main street with excitement smiles of their weekend night. Started with a couple of beers and left for a party, went back again for a break from dancing. Later I knew that the club I went was their sister store that I could get the discount flyer from this place.
    Drink is about 5USD. Not so bad. Really packed on every weekends...that I heard from the regulars. It was pretty crowded when I was there. Staffs are really friendly!“

    Cetre on 02-Apr-2016 | Reply Problem with this review?

  6. Enjoyed the autumn breeze

    “It was my first time in Shinjuku Nichome. I've been told that AiiRO a really popular bar in Tokyo. What I heard was true. Sooo many people were that on that weekend. Despite the crowd, the staff were really nice and very patient, even though I don't speak Japanese. I liked the toilet, it was clean. If you go early, you can enjoy all you can drink beer for just 10 dollars!“

    Tomk on 06-Sep-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  7. Weekend is best

    “I like to go to this place on weekends. It is not so crowded on weekdays but full of people on the weekends, and it's fun to meet new friends and enjoy drinks outside.
    Some staff understand English, and though some of them don't speak English, they are very friendly. All you can drink (beer) until 9pm. Start drinking here, hit some parties and finish my last drink here is my routine.“

    mike on 11-Jun-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  8. Had a good time

    “Love this place! People in there were all friendly. Drinks were good too.
    I will definitely go back when I visit Shinjuku again.“

    loo on 04-Jun-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  9. good atmosphere

    “Great experience: I went there last week with friends. We wanted to experience something good in Japan and it was awesome. Surprisingly there’re many English speakers so you’ll have no problem being “away”. It was a good spot to take a picture too.“

    Jake on 20-Mar-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  10. Love this place

    “Drinks are cheap and good. There is a good mix of guys working and drinking, and they are all very friendly. There were customers from all over the world. Love to stop by on the weekend, more chance to meet new cute guys:)“

    Ryan on 12-Mar-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  11. this is the time to have nice time

    “Nice music, nice drinks!
    We were about to go to a normal bar on that day but one of my friend found out this place on Trip Advisor. Good choice!“

    ichiro on 05-Mar-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

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