Asia’s Best 50 Bars 2019


Thank you to dear fellows in trenches.

 (English readers please see below).



今年の5月9日、ASIA’S 50 BEST BARS 2019の発表がありました。










Bar TRENCH / スモールアックス

代表 伊藤拓也

取締役  ロジェリオ 五十嵐 ヴァズ


Thank you to dear fellows in trenches 

On the 9th of May there was an announcement of Asia’s 50 best bars of 2019. Bar Trench, alongside many other newly opened and influential bars, has been ranked in the top 50 for the last four consecutive years. This year we have been ranked 23rd.

We are extremely happy to celebrate this wonderful news coinciding with our 9th year anniversary.We would like to thank all our customers, our team, our friends and our supporters, and will continue to endeavour to rise even higher.

9 years ago, Bar Trench opened discreetly in a quiet back street of Ebisu. In the early years our small thirteen seat independently run DIY bar, without acknowledgement or recognition, began learning, growing and thriving. Improving slowly but surely.

It now seems miraculous recalling those difficult early days, that we are now in the top 50, amongst as many bars as there are stars in the sky. 

These years were spent with the principle “Bars enrich your life” we hold to this belief and our continuing ambition is to make Bar Trench the N0.1 bar in Tokyo.We hope to prove no matter how small a business, that through hard work and dedication to your beliefs that miracles can happen. A small axe can cut down a large tree if the blade is sharp enough, and we hope through our achievements this will inspire and encourage others to do the same.

So far,now and in years to come, we are nothing without YOU.

Thank you, we do appreciate you again.

We look forwards to seeing you in our bar, and hope to continue to enrich your lives.


Bar TRENCH / Small Axe Inc.

Takuya Itoh

Rogerio Igarashi Vaz