Frequently Asked Questions
- Q. What is the Tokyo International BarShow?
- Q. When will the event be held?
- Q. Where will the event be held?
- Q. Please tell me the hours for the event.
- Q. Can anyone enter the event?
- Q. Where can I get tickets?
- Q. How much are tickets?
- Q. Can tickets be purchased at the door?
- Q. Can I cancel my tickets after purchase?
- Q. What do I get with my admission ticket?
- Q. What is premium tasting?
- Q. Where can I purchase vouchers?
- Q. Is there anything else I need to know in advance of admission to the venue?
Q. What is the Tokyo International BarShow?
BarShows are the main event for the alcoholic beverage and bar industries and are held in the name of the region in which they occur. These exciting events draw attention from across the globe regardless of whether you are an industry insider or not.
In 2012, the Tokyo International BarShow was the first to be held in Asia. It held in conjunction with Whisky Live, a global event well known in Japan. A world’s first to bring together bars, cocktails, and whisky with a hugely successful program that satisfied liquor lovers of all kinds.
Since first being held in Tokyo Midtown in 2012, Belle Salle Shibuya Garden in 2013, and it has been held in Tokyo Dome City Prism Hall since 2014. The event has continued to grow and boasted 11,200 visitors over two days last year.
Ongoing demonstrations by the world’s most famous bartenders making cherished domestic and foreign alcohol accessible to all in this, the Tokyo International BarShow, the grandest event of the bar industry.
The Tokyo International BarShow continues to have more corporate exhibitors and visitors each and every time it is held. It has become a widely known and highly anticipated event, and we have updated the title and logo for this year to reflect that.
By simplifying the title to one that rolls off the tongue, we hope to create an intimate event atmosphere for even more visitors to enjoy. Of course, our whisky event has not been eliminated. In fact, it will retain its strong presence alongside a wide variety of spirits and cocktails, bar products, and real bars. Plenty for everyone to see and do at the “Tokyo International BarShow”.
We have named the week of May 13 “National Cocktail Week” as May 13 is World Cocktail Day and have dedicated this full week to the celebration of cocktails. To highlight this connection, we have incorporated the “National Cocktail Week” verbiage into our logo for 2018.
Q. When will the event be held?
This two-day event will be held 12 (Sat.) and 13 (Sun.) May 2018
Q. Where will the event be held?
Tokyo Dome City Prism Hall. Please click here for venue access information.
Q. Please tell me the hours for the event.
11:00 - 18:30 both days of the event.
Q. Can anyone enter the event?
Yes, absolutely. There will be plenty of interesting things to see and do for everyone – from first-time tasters and bar and cocktail aficionados and whisky lovers to bar and restaurant workers and those involved in the Spirits & Hospitality industry visiting the Tokyo International BarShow.
*Please note that minors will not be allowed admittance to the venue. Adults 20 and older accompanied by minors or children will not be allowed entry. Pets are also not allowed.
**Please print and fill out the Consent Form found on the event website and bring it to the venue or pick one up at the entrance. All visitors will be required to sign a Consent Form for admission. BarShow Card carriers will not be required to sign a Consent Form.
Q. Where can I get tickets?
Please click here for detailed ticket information.
Q. How much are tickets?
Tickets for admission to the venue are ¥5,000 in advance and ¥6,000 day of event for one-day tickets, and ¥9,000 advance and ¥10,000 day of event for two-day tickets. Please click here for more information.
Q. Can tickets be purchased at the door?
Yes, tickets will be available at the door, but pre-sale tickets are offered at a discount and will save you money if purchased in advance.
*Please be aware that if the venue reaches capacity day-of-event ticket sales will be temporarily cancelled. We ask for your understanding in such an event.
Q. Can I cancel my tickets after purchase?
No, there will be no refunds.
Q. What do I get with my admission ticket?
- Entry into the Tokyo International BarShow (reentry OK) to enjoy the booths and stage performances.
*Participation in the Masterclass will be extra and requires purchase of a voucher ticket.
- Tokyo International BarShow Commemorative Program
- Tokyo International BarShow Commemorative Goods
- Tasting at exhibitor booths (voucher required for rare or expensive items)
*Please note that event details may change without notice.
Q. What is premium tasting?
Some rare or expensive items may be available for tasting at corporate exhibitor booths by exchange of a voucher ticket.
Q. Where can I purchase vouchers?
Voucher tickets may be purchased at the Voucher Shop at the venue on day of the event.
Please click here for detailed voucher information.
Q. Is there anything else I need to know in advance of admission to the venue?
Please either print out the Consent Form from our website and bring it with you or pick one up at admission. Your signature will be required for entry. Consent Forms are not required from those who have a BarShow Card. Please click here for BarShow Card application. In addition, you will be asked to provide ID such as a driver's license for proof of name and age at time of entry into the venue.