3 Chome-23-5 Koenjikita, Suginami, Tokyo (Wako Building 2nd floor)
Distance from Station:
2 minutes from JR Koenji Station
03-6383-0921 (Japanese only)
7:00pm - 2:00am, Closed Sundays
Website: (external link)
Japanese and simple English, English menu
  • no-credit-card


The Hard Rock Izakaya-Bar That Will Pump You Up
[updated August 2022]

Pump Bar is a Hard Rock Izakaya (Japanese bar) run by the charismatic Katsumi-san, also known as Kura-chan (a nickname derived from Klaus, as in Klaus Meine from Scorpions). Kura-chan is a devoted rock fan that proudly displays her love for Aerosmith and other bands, as well as the not-so-threatening Rilakkuma (“Relax Bear”) with both passions taking center stage at the bar. Pump also hosts acoustic nights where local and foreign acts showcase their talent. And on a regular basis, Kura-chan will happily comply with her guests’ music and video requests and at the same time please their palettes as she cooks up a mean kimchi and pork dish, among other delicious appetizers. So come on up to this 2nd floor izakaya bar and breathe in the life of Koenji‘s rock flavors.



Writer/Photographer: Diego