Garage Land is a great, poky little punk-rock bar in Shibuya, just a few minutes from the station, but rarely overcrowded due to the lack of an elevator to take you to the third floor. The gaudy, yellow and pink sign outside, which caught my eye, is designed to look like the cover of the Sex Pistols’ “Never Mind the Bollocks.”
It’s a popular hang-out for visiting rock musicians. Inside, the walls are covered in the autographs and drunken marker-pen doodlings of the dozens of punk celebrities who have passed through while in Japan. The faces of Joe Strummer and the Ramones look down from posters on the walls, and their music blasts out of the speakers.
The price of booze is the only thing that isn’t punk rock in this place. (It’s a little pricey.) However, Monday to Wednesday are “Happy Days” and beer is 500 yen.
Here’s a link to the Garage Land homepage with more information and a map.