A Japanese pub
or drinking house
, where one can usually get a broad range of alcoholic
drinks and tasty snacks
Of an evening, izakaya trade from "after work" (say 5pm) and most close by 1am. They can be friendly places where foreigners are usually made to feel welcome.
Handy izakaya survival Japanese:
a o onegai shimass nama birru -or- nama biiru onegai shimasu (I would like a draft beer)