Shinjuku’s GB has long been the most famous bar in Tokyo for East/West encounters of the gay kind, and is also handily attached to a ‘business hotel’. A large venue by Tokyo standards, GB has a less relaxed atmosphere than many places but is always pretty busy. It’s located opposite Dragon and admits men only, except for one day of the year - Halloween.

Tokyo City Guide (Edition 5)


Shinjuku Plaza Bldg B1F, 2-12-3 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

Transport Shinjuku-Sanchome station (Marunouchi, Shinjuku lines), exits C7, C8.

Telephone 03 3352 8972

Open 8pm-2am mon-thur, sun; 8pm-3am fri, sat.


Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.

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