On a discrete Omotesando corner – hovering between the air-conditioned cool of the fashion flapships and the glaring orange din of toy emporium Kiddyland – is a refuge from retail overload. The sleek Montoak bar is home to three floors of understated urban design, not to mention good quality cocktails.
Designed by Ichiro Katami, the sleek interior is a showcase of minimalist urban design with an underlying touch of luxury: the space is filled with swathes raw concrete, neutral tones, mosaic tiles, organic curves and retro chic lighting.
A terrace – with blankets provided on chilly nights – makes the most of the bar’s prime location among the zelkova treetops that line Omotesando. The perfect spot for recharging spent retail therapy batteries with a balmy nighttime cocktail (try the cassis fruit cocktail or one of their mint-perfect mojitos).