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Pasela Resorts

If you want to see how Tokyo actually parties, rent a karaoke box for a few hours with your friends and leave your inhibitions in the lobby. Until recently, a bottle of acceptable low-end whiskey would be the best beverage you could hope for, so the lists at Pasela Resorts are a treat. A karaoke-box chain created to attract young women, who don’t go to bars to drink, Pasela has a decent food menu, even including salads. But for our purposes, the treat is in the beverages. You can (and we did) buy a bottle of respectable Laurent-Perrier Brut Champagne. You can (and we did) buy double shots of Ballantine’s Masters on the rocks. You can (and we did) leaf through the large book of English-language songs. You can, several hours after you started, belt out “You Gotta Fight for Your Right to Party” while holding the empty Champagne bottle instead of a mic. Um, we may have.

Sotokanda, 1 Chome−1−10 1F

Western Japanese

+81 120-194-759

W. Blake Gray lived in Tokyo for eight years before moving to San Francisco, where he became an award-winning wine and spirits journalist. He is the US Editor for Wine Searcher and runs the Gray Report blog. He still travels to Tokyo frequently to drink and eat and drink.

This story appears in the print issue of April 2018.
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