Yoidore Hakushaku

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Yoidore Hakushaku inside.jpg
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Suehiro-Cho 2-5, Naka-Ku, Yokohama-Shi
Naka-ku Suehirochō 2 Chome 5 Yokohama-shi Kanagawa-ken 231-0046 JP

Yoidore Hakushaku (よいどれ伯爵-the name translates as “The Drunken Earl or The Drunken Count”, take your pick. Locals just call it “Yoidore”) is classic old basement joint in jazzy Kannai, Yokohama. It’s got a very vintage sense of style..I was reminded of my old neighbor Mrs. Bodenheimer’s s apartment in Brooklyn, which will make sense to some of you..Soft sofas around the room along side a bar, with the musicians up against the back wall. Owner Sato-san is usually behind the bar and up for a chat between sets, keeping the vibe very friendly (not always the case in live venues..)

It’s vocal groups almost every night at Yoidore; don’t go here expecting to hear any Pharoah Sanders covers. It’s great value for the usual 3000 yen entry as there are three sets nightly from 7:30. 10 bonus points for serving Guinness!

Size
31-40
Food
Yes
Directions

Station: JR Kannai

Exit: North Exit

Distance from station: 3 minutes

Date published
07/09/2010
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