WELCOME TO 「record bar 33 1/3 rpm」

This page has been translated by Deepl or google translate. We apologize if any of the nuances are not correct.

 

 

For my beliefs,

for the customers I love,

for the customers who love this bar.

 

Our reason for living is

the smiles of the people

who love this bar. 

This is music listening bar. All sound sources are analog records.(Mainly rock& pop music)

Enjoy alcohol while feeling a deep analog sound.

 

 

・・・Opening and Closing Information

 

 

March 3 is our bar's 10th anniversary

 

; Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2, are party-style, all-you-can-drink 10th anniversary events.

Since March 3 is the anniversary, this bar will be open on Sunday. It will be business as usual, with some regulars having time to play records. 

 

For more information, click on the link button below.

☆Gallery of "record bar 33 1/3rpm"

☆OPENING HOURS

Mon. - Sat.

OPENING HOURS   
7:00PM - 12:30AM
Opening hours will be changed to 7:00 p.m. starting in March 5.

DOOR CLOSES 
11:30 PM



★Closed day

Every Sunday and Japanese public holidays.

 

※explanation

This is a Japanese custom. The closing time is the time when this bar ends, and in order to serve you fully until the closing time, we need you to come by the time you can enter this bar, that is, the "DOOR CLOSE TIME". For this reason, we have a "DOOR CLOSE TIME".

(Some restaurants and bars have a last order time.)

 

However, even if it is our closing time, we rarely extend the time (while we are still in good health) when there are regulars who drink until late or customers from abroad who are satisfied and want to enjoy themselves further. For this reason, we dare not set a last order. When the day is crowded and we are exhausted, we ask for last orders.

 

Please remember that this unclear notation is a Japanese culture.

 

・・・Information・・・

 ☆Cards are accepted for payment.

  (VISA,MASTER,AMERICAN EXPRESS,

  DISCOVER,DINERS CLUB,JCB)

 

 ☆You do not have to wear a mask.

 

 ☆All seats can be smoked.

 

 ☆Non-alcoholic drinks are not served.

 

 ☆Tipping is not required.

 

 ☆Cover charge 1430 yen per person.

 

  Please see the System & Menu page in English.

   Please click here. ↓

     

☆Other details about this bar's rules, seating capacity, and directions are listed below.

・・・About Reservations・・・

 

Reservations are accepted from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in March and April.

However, if you have been to this bar before, you can come after 9pm.

Reservations can be made by sending us a message on Instagram or by e-mail. Please let us know how many people, what time you would like to come, and your name.

 

Reservations can be made for 2 people at the counter or side by side, 3 people in side by side seats, and 4 or more people in box seats.

 

Note: We will cancel reservations if we do not hear from you after the reserved time. Many people have not come with reservations until now.

 

Regulars make reservations every day, but rest assured, they are all very peaceful people.

 

We welcome people from all over the world.

 

On most days, the counter is reserved for two to five regular customers. They are valued customers who questioned the world during the pandemic and came every week regardless of the pandemic. (Some of them are a little loud sometimes, but please forgive them)

 

This bar has 19 seats, but each group can only seat a maximum of six people.

Groups of four to six people who really want to come can usually get in if they come before 9.30pm.

 

For two people at the counter, it is best to arrive before 9.30am, as this bar starts to get crowded after 9.30am in the normal period. In March to April, the number of customers celebrating our opening day increases somewhat every day.

 

 

So, for our regulars and everyone who celebrates, and for everyone who comes from all over the world. Until April, Japanese who come to this bar for the first time are refused entry, so don't hesitate to come. Because you all really understand and enjoy this bar. We welcome you all!

 

We love you all coming from all over the world. (I'm probably influenced by my experience of living in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, as a child, due to my father's work.)



・・・It's sad, but the result of the three-year pandemic has been an overwhelming increase in people refusing to interact with others, resulting in young guys who don't know the world, and older people becoming selfish and destroying the atmosphere of this bar.

 

 

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☆Rules when entering this bar.

 

Our bar is not a dance club. 

This is a bar that you enjoy drinking and music at the table.

We are sorry, for example, moving to various seats, wandering around and doing dancing is another inconvenience for other customers, please stop.

 

Please refrain from talking loudly (for other customers).

Please be considerate of other customers.


(Except party day, it is okay to standing and moving.)

 

Also, because it is a bar that enjoys music, it is prohibited to sound the smartphone as it becomes troublesome to other customers.

However, of course, it is possible to cheer when one's favorite song is played. We are very happy when you are happy!

 

 

☆About Music Requests

After serving drinks, the owner will bring a piece of paper and a pen and you can write down your request if you want.

 

There is only one reason why we take requests. Because we want you to enjoy yourself even more. It is our couple's living purpose to see the happy customers who are there that day. And since you have come all the way to Japan, we want you to enjoy yourself even more from the bottom of our hearts.

 

I tries to connect the requested songs, artists, and genres as naturally as possible from the genres, sounds and artists currently playing. Of course, if I'm truly pleased, I will continue with the same genre of music for a while, for example, wonderful soul music from the 60s. (I've listed below what genres of music are available)

 

Then, based on the request, I will choose a song that I think the person might like, and connect it to the next person's request. It is my pleasure if the guests are pleased with the music and if it leads to the discovery of new music.

 

The other day, a customer from England gave me a very wonderful and happy review. He said that he had enjoyed his "musical journey". This is exactly what I have been trying to do since I started this bar.

 

I want people to enjoy a variety of music in this bar, not just the songs they request. Every day, I try to choose music that I think the current customers would like. I try to choose songs that I think the current customers would like.

 

 

Many Japanese regulars come here every day, and they come here to enjoy the music playing that day, talking with us, and drinking at this place. And I look forward to hearing what develops today, depending on the requests of those who come from overseas for business or pleasure.

 

 

☆NUMBER OF SEATS


There are 9 seats of counter,
box 6 seats,
bench 4seats,
and 2 stools.

[Basically, the counter is for
up to two people.]

All seats can be smoked.


☆MUSIC

It is all record sound source.

Please see the linked site for examples of collection artists. Genres are divided like a Japanese record shop for arrangement.
 

Here are some of the records in my bar collection.

 

 

☆In order to pursue better sound with the equipment we have available, we are particular about the vinyl records themselves. The best sounding records are basically those that were released in the same country and at the same time. In addition, the promotional vinyl, serial number, engineer, and other factors also affect the sound. We have a selection of such records for your enjoyment.

 

☆You can listen to precious original records from the 50s to the 70s that were acquired over the years in search of better sound, promotional records from the 70s with great sound, roaring single recordings with high sound pressure, etc. If you would like to listen to these records, please feel free to request them anytime.

 

Other British and American 60's to 70's rock (major group, funky rock, swamp, soft rock, pub rock, MERSY BEAT,

MODS SOUND etc.), many 80's hits, punk and after punk , neo acoustic.We also have a wide variety of music from the 80's, 80's indies, 60's-80's movie music and soundtracks, 60's soul, etc. (We also have a little bit of 90's music as well). (We also have a little bit of 90's music, mainly from the UK.)

 

Recently, we have started to have a collection of music from the 90's onward. I am not particular about the price, as there is not much difference between the original and reissued sound in this age group. 

 

Owner

Shigeru Ito

 

※I have in my possession records mainly from the 60's to the 80's. In all, I have about 3,500 LP records and 2,500 single records.

In broad genres.

British and American rock, pop, and singles from the 60s to the 80s, about 2700 on LP, some major and some not so famous.

 

There are also about 150 LPs of British rock and acid jazz from the 90s, 100 LPs of soul music from the 60s, 100 LPs of soul and dance music from the 70s, 50 LPs of jazz funk, 50 LPs of the kind of jazz that British mods loved in the 60s, and 50 LPs of major modern jazz. about 50 pieces of major modern jazz, and about 200 pieces of movie soundtracks from the 60s to the 80s. That's roughly about it. The same ratio applies to single records.

There are about 200 Japanese rock &pop albums, but almost no Japanese CITY POP.

 

My instagram
New arrivals, recent favorites, and past masterpieces are featured. Sometimes you'll see images of our cats, though.

☆MENU

We made a graph comparing AROMA and PALATE of Japanese whiskey with us and other bartenders. Since the graph is our private one, we disclose it only to visitors to this bar. The numbers written next to the whiskeys are marked on the graph.

Please see the English menu page of the link.

 

Two Nikka pure malt products are no longer in stock.