Niseko Happy Hour Guide – 2019/20


Whether you’re in Niseko to enjoy a snow holiday and just finished a big day on the hill, or you’re in Niseko working for the season and nearing the end of your work shift, nothing is more satisfying than pulling up a chair and wetting the whistle with a well-earned beverage.
We’ve curated a Niseko Happy Hour Guide to make it easy for you to find the best deals when you step off the slopes or out of the office during the 2019/20 winter season!

We’ve also included a bonus All-You-Can-Drink guide in our PRINTABLE VERSION
– download, print, and slap it to your fridge for easy reference!

NOTE: Specials may be subject to change without notice. Please contact for updates.












Jam Bar

$$ | Izakaya Bar

WHEN: 17:00-18:00 daily
DEAL: 100 yen off cocktails.
Beer, Chu-Hi, Hi Ball 500 yen

Friendly staff deliver warm and efficient service with a great local sake collection and original Izakaya menu to guests from all over the world. If you’re in the mood for apres-ski, then JAM’s happy hour is a must!

Kanpai Bar

$ | Bar

WHEN: 17:00-19:00 daily
DEAL: 100 yen off all drinks

Located in the basement of the Owashi Lodge (The pink building next to the Chalet Ivy Hotel.) This sports bar also features pool and darts.


Lava Lounge

$$ | Pizzaria & Bar

WHEN: “Turnt up Tuesdays” from 22:00
DEAL: 2 for 1 cocktails

WHEN: “Wing Wednesdays”
DEAL: 5 buffalo wings + 1 Sapporo Classic beer for 1,000 yen

Enter the heart of the volcano and dine in at the Lava Lounge. Delicious pizzas, chicken wings, salads, beer, wine and signature cocktails. Child-friendly options.


Niseko Taproom

$$ | Bar

WHEN: 13:00-17:00 daily
DEAL: 1 litre Otaru Pilsner stein 2,000 yen

Try the fantastic beer and rotisserie chicken! A cozy spot for late lunch, après-ski or easy dinner. Renowned Niseko beer exclusively on tap plus other brews from Hokkaido and afar. Great food to match the beer as well.



$ | Anime Bar

WHEN: 17:00-20:00 daily
DEAL: Selected drinks 500 yen

The popular Sapporo bar has made its debut in Niseko. Come join the fun with fellow cosplayers and anime lovers. Shisha tobacco and board games also available!


Wild Bill’s

$$ | Bar & Restaurant

WHEN: 15:00-17:30 daily
DEAL: Sapporo Classic 400 yen, Basic Mixers 500 yen

Enjoy pool, darts, and plenty of weekly events including competitions and DJs. Try their menu of Latin Cuisine inspired dishes made with the best Hokkaido produce.



Bar Moon

$ | Ramen Restaurant & Bar

WHEN: 15:00-18:00 daily
DEAL: 500 yen beers, 400 yen highball

Izakaya, bar and ramen restaurant are all in one old-fashioned building. Japanese dishes such as sukiyaki and shabu-shabu are highly recommended at the 2F izakaya. The popular Bar Moon on 1F is open until late.


Bigfoot Bunker

$ | Burgers and Bar

WHEN: Sundays 2,0:00-close
DEAL: Red Cups and House Spirits 500 yen

With the quirky, cosy feel of a Canadian hunters-lodge with the top-shelf tipples of a classy Aspen ski club, their approach to snow-time hospitality is simple; bring your drinking lips.



$ | Burgers and Bar

WHEN: 18:00-22:00
DEAL: Beer, chu-hi and house spirits 500 yen

Step inside a gloriously cozy wee nook, worth more than just a look. Have a drink and enjoy Mario Kart and Smash bros on the N64!


Half Note

$ | Cafe, Bar, Live Music

WHEN: 15:00-17:00 daily
DEAL: All drinks 100 yen off

WHEN: Thursdays from 17:00
DEAL: Open Mic Night: beers and house spirits 500 yen

The prime live music venue in Niseko open daily till Midnight.



$$ | Bar & Restaurant

WHEN: Saturdays
DEAL: Mention “Freddies cocktail cup Saturdays” to enjoy 500 yen Freddies Cup cocktails

The home of southern-style smoked meat, music, and drinking mayhem. Weekly fusion gyoza options.



$$$ | Modern Tapas Bar

WHEN: 16:00-17:00 daily
DEAL: Sapporo Classic, House Mixers, House Red Wine, House White Wine 500 yen, House Cocktails 1,000 yen

Tapas style cuisine made with the finest Hokkaido ingredients and local produce. World-class wines and sophisticated cocktails. Open for Happy hour till late with regular live music. Conveniently located in the center of town.


Vale Bar & Grill

$$ | Steakhouse Restaurant & Bar

WHEN: 15:00-17:00 daily
DEAL: 400 yen beers, 2 for 1 cocktails, new food specials each week

Premium-quality ingredients and hearty portions to satisfy meat lovers and creative dishes to satisfy those vegetarian and seafood cravings. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner or apres-powder cocktails.


The Public Izakaya YUI

$$ | Izakaya Restaurant

WHEN: 12:00-17:00 daily
Selected alcohol 400 yen

The real Izakaya experience with menus featuring Hokkaido sake, fresh seafood, locally produced vegetables and much more!



Midtown Diner

$$ | Western Diner & Bar

WHEN: 15:00-18:00 & 21:00-22:00 daily
DEAL: Espresso Martinis 600 yen

A spacious restaurant with seating for bigger groups available. Ideal for functions and events. Bar open for happy hour and evening cocktails. Barista made coffee using locally roasted coffee. Take away food available as well as buffet breakfast.


Seven Star’s Cafe & Bar

$$ | Cafe & Bar

WHEN: 17:00-18:00 daily
DEAL: Beer 400 yen

Enjoy the famous Niseko Burger and coffee as well as the apres-ski bar from 14:00.


Yoko Oh-No’s

$$ | Cocktail Bar

WHEN: 15:00-18:00 daily
DEAL: Beers 500 yen, 2 for 1 spirits

WHEN: Sundays
DEAL: 2 for 1 cocktails

The home of Niseko Darts – head down to watch some arrows fly and enjoy a tasty menu plus some great cocktails.



Elements Niseko

$$ | Restaurant & Bar

WHEN: 17:00-18:00 daily
DEAL: Chaser set 1,000 yen
Beer pitcher 1,900 yen
Basic drinks 400 yen

Hop on the free shuttle bus from Hirafu and enjoy authentic Japanese food. Warm Udon and Japanese Tapas washed down with a couple of beers.


Sekka Lab

$$ | Italian Restaurant & Bar

WHEN: 16:00-18:00 daily
DEAL: Beer, house wine, sparkling wine cocktails and spiced hot wine 500 yen. Various food discounts.

SEKKA LAB is a modern Italian restaurant in a renovated warehouse on Kutchan’s station street. Shouya Grigg has designed the restaurant and bar in a transitional style to enhance the dining experience. Great for large groups.


Way Bar

$ | Bar

WHEN: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays 19:00-20:00
DEAL: Beer and basics 400 yen

Music. karaoke, beer pong and darts in Kutchan’s nightlife and dining area.


Music Bar Origin

$ | Live Music Bar

WHEN: 19:00-21:00 daily
DEAL: 100 yen off beer

This cosy bar is a great place to enjoy live music and a tasty beverage in Kutchan.



Black Diamond Lodge

$$ | Bar & Grill

WHEN: 16:00-19:00 daily
Sapporo Classic 500 yen, CC Dry and Chu Hai 400 yen, Ceasars 550 yen

Homestyle meals in a casual setting. Choose from hearty western dishes and daily Japanese specials. We also serve bar snacks and great drinks!! Reservations OK. Free shuttle within Niseko Village area.


The Mexican Mule Restaurant & Cantina

$ | Mexican food and Margarita Bar

WHEN: 16:30-17:30 daily
400 Yen beers & basic spirits, 300 yen Sangria, Free bar snacks

Margarita and nachos bar located in Freeride Lodge Niseko Village. Home of the Ramen Margarita and the best nachos in all of Niseko. Come and try out eight flavours of margaritas. They also serve nachos, snacks and some crazy cocktails.


Tamioka White

$$ | Lounge & Bar

WHEN: 14:00-17:00 daily
Hot wine and whiskey 500 yen
Hot sake bottle 1,000 yen

Premium cocktails and light snacks to be savoured alongside the signature fireplace.



Hanazono Edge Bar

$$$ | Apres Restaurant & Bar

WHEN: 10:00-15:00 daily
Beer towers: 4l 5,800 yen, 6L 7,800 yen

Hanazono EDGE is the brand new slope-side restaurant & bar located beside HANA 1 lift station, offering all your Hanazono favourites again this winter!



Contact to submit your special offer for the Niseko Happy Hour Guide this season!


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