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After-hours, Drinks
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Jazz Bar
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Reviewed 29 February 2020 via mobile

Love the vibe, love the drinks, love the music, love the prices! A must-visit for cocktail lovers out there!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 21 February 2020 via mobile

Amazing little bar Always a favourite - if you can get in it is well worth it!! Do a whiskey tasting - or 2

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 20 February 2020 via mobile

Yes, the front door is from an old refrigerator that was dropped off 20 plus years ago when the bar opened...and you stoop to get in. They open at 5PM and the crowd packs in quickly. By 5:30 the downstairs is full and people coming...later go upstairs to another bar area with great view of the snow!! They offer light snacks and all kinds of drinks, wine, sake and especially whiskey...which you can get flights of to taste. It is a really cool place with a great vibe where everyone sits at very small tables and close together. It reminds me of what a speakeasy might have been like. There is great jazz music playing, loud enough so you don’t hear the folks at the next table. If in the Niseko area, it’s must place to stop!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 19 February 2020 via mobile

Everyone needs to visit “The fridge bar” when they visit Hirafu, Niseko. It’s a great bar with a friendly and cosy feel about it.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 5 February 2020 via mobile

Love this place and make sure you visit when going to Niseko. We had the apple pie cocktails and they are truly delicious, I also tried the sake tasting set and that was good. Friendly bar, great location and surroundings and of course the fridge...door to get in! Truly uniqueMore

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 20 January 2020 via mobile

Enter through a cave of snow into an old fridge door. Simply lit welcoming place with amazing drinks, Japanese whiskey, vinyl jazz with a DJ

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 15 January 2020

Small and quaint bar. Very well heated. The cocktails were really interesting and yummy! The Apple Pie cocktail was the best imo. Music and ambience was great and very relaxing.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 30 December 2019 via mobile

Went to bar Gyu after recommendation, great little spot. Nice ambience, friendly staff, good drinks, just a nice and welcoming little bar. I will be back for sure

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 4 November 2019 via mobile

This space is great bar you must try, they have excellent drinks and good service, but the music has litter noisy, Anyway we're really enjoyed and happy, would like recommender this space :)

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 18 July 2019

Its name translates as fridge bar, a hole-in-the-wall bars that japan is famous for. This one is located in lower Hirofu, Niseko, its entrance marked by a vintage refrigerator door. You have to crouch to fit into the tiny entrance to enter the dimly-lit speakeasy...on the other side. Full range of whisky offered including of -course, Hokkaido’s Yoichi brand along with plenty of martini’s and hot cocktails if that’s what warms your cockles.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Bar Gyu is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 5