I am not the party till you puke type. I also do not like loud crowded clubs. But I do like to go out for a few drinks on occasion and when I do I prefer a dive bar/hole-in-the-wall/out of the way locations with a juke box and fairly priced drinks that are not watered down. The Breakfast Club Bar in downtown Yokosuka is one of these places. There is a small sign out front marking the entrance, then you descend a narrow staircase into the basement.
When you open the door you are greeted with walls filled with memorabilia from the 80's - a vintage Back To The Future Delorean model car, movie posters; 80's disco, pop, and classic rock cd's, music videos, and paraphernalia and an ultra classy retro Zima fluorescent lamp! It is like taking a step back in time. The owner Hiro-yuki is not only a great guy to talk to but an outstanding DJ, chef, and maker of drinks extraordinar!
His day job has him cooking up meals at a nearby Italian restaurant. The food served at The Breakfast Club is not your typical bar food fare, I have been here for a few hosted parties and the food has always been phenomenal! If you are still hungry there is a fabulous yakitori stand not too far from The Breakfast Club tucked into a tiny alley. There is usually a long line but it is totally worth the wait.
So if you find yourself in Yokosuka and are itching for a good drink, some great tunes, and pleasant company head to The Breakfast Club - you will not be disappointed.
Fallfish Tenkara received no compensation whatsoever for this blog post. I took it upon myself to write about this unique establishment of my own accord.
Written by Isaac Tait who now lives in San Diego but dreams of returning, one day, to Japan. You should follow him on Twitter.