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.

Forgive me if this website is a bit wordy. The reason is that what we really want to talk about when you come here is beyond our ability to speak English, so here it is.

We will eventually improve it to make it a little easier to read, so please forgive us.

 

Shigeru Ito, owner

 

It is a privately owned bar

run by my wife and I.

 

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. 

Shigeru & Mayumi Itoh

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

Please note that from June to August 2024, Saturdays and Sundays will be closed.

 

From June through August, we will be closed on Saturdays, so regulars who come on Fridays and Saturdays are expected to concentrate on Fridays.


Therefore, reservations are recommended on Fridays, as there will be more regulars than usual and fewer seats available.

 

Reservations are essential, especially for groups of three or more. On days when there are many reservations for two people, we will consider having the regulars sit together at a large table and reserve the bar counter for them.

 

 

Please read the “About reservations” section below for more information about reservations.

☆OPENING HOURS

Mon. - Sat.
★Closed day

Every Sundays and Japanese  public holidays.

 
OPENING HOURS   
7:00PM - 12:30AM


DOOR CLOSES 
11:30 PM

 

 

☆Caution

① From June to August, we close on Saturdays and Sundays to improve the quality of each day, as the heat and humidity greatly exhaust our bodies. I am also over 60 years old and am starting to feel tired. I will gradually increase the number of bars and oceans in order to keep this bar open for a long time to come.

 

② On rare occasions, when the number of customers is too large, we close the door at 11:00 p.m. because we do not have the energy to keep up. The reason for this is to accommodate the many customers who are at the bar at that time.

 

※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.)

 

 

☆Gallery of "record bar 33 1/3rpm"

・・・Information・・・

 ☆Cards are accepted for payment.

  (VISA,MASTER,AMERICAN EXPRESS,

  DISCOVER,DINERS CLUB,JCB)

 

 

 ☆All seats can be smoked.

 

 ☆You don't have to wear a mask.

 

 ☆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 9:30pm in May to August. 

However, if you have been to this bar before, you can make a reservation after 9:30pm.

 

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.


caution!!
With this bar being closed on Saturday, many regulars will come on Friday.

Everyone is welcome, of course, but reservations are required on Fridays for groups of three or more than three people.

Note that groups of three or more on Friday nights may not be admitted without a reservation.

 

If there are a lot of people coming in twos or singles, we may ask the regulars to sit together in a six-person section, in which case only one group over three people will be admitted per day.

 

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.)



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However, there are those who do not welcome them.

Presumably all of them are people under 25 years old, but we do not welcome people who do not know how to spend time in a bar or who do not have the minimum of good manners.

 

This is the result of having welcomed all customers for the past year. For example, these are the people who. Noisy groups are out of the question, but they stay so long time in front of an empty glass, they keep looking at their favourite websites on their smartphones instead of enjoying the music, they lie down on the sofas, they persistently ask for requests before anything else (this is a place to drink alcohol, and requests are a service), When they realise that their favourite songs are not available in the bar, they instantly become grumpy and try to listen to them on their smartphones, make loud videophone calls, try to get away with drinking... These are real examples. It is not a matter of which country.

 

In the past year, many Japanese 20-somethings have done exactly that, so now Japanese 20-somethings refuse to come to this bar.

 

If in the future too many young people cannot behave themselves, we will have to stop allowing more than two people under the age of 25 to enter.

 

However, I don't think such people are looking at this page.

 

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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 2500 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.