Tachinomi is the name given to bars that have no seating, referred to in English as standing only bars, these bars are popular with Japanese businessmen to call into for a quick drink on the way home from work.
Tachinomi bars have gained in popularity in recent years with younger Japanese drinkers. Many Tachinomi owners have capitalised on this market by providing cheap drinks and using disco music. One of our favourite venues is the 300 bar in Ginza where you buy drink tickets as you enter the bar, everything is priced at 300 yen so it makes for a cheap start to a night out on the town. They even had a small selection of nibbles available all priced at (you guessed it) 300 yen.