The Hub in Yokohama
This popular chain bar/pub has many locations throughout major cities in Japan, but has long been missing from the Yokohama nightlife scene. However, this Hub probably won't take any customers away from the Tavern, Green Sheep or the Captain which are the current popular pubs found near Yokohama station. The reason being that this particular Hub pub will actually be located on the campus of Keio University in Hiyoshi, Yokohama. Hiyoshi is a station that lies somewhere in between Yokohama station and Shibuya station of the Tokyu Toyoko line, so it is a bit removed from the what is considered the Yokohama station nightlife area.
It is however very close to where I live so I'm not complaining. I'm also not complaining that it's located on a college campus, if you know what I mean.
The Hub pubs that I've been to serve a good selection of beer and their food selection is decent, so it is always a good spot to meet friends. It's definitely a welcome additon to my current list of places to drink within the Yokohama area. They have a point card that is worth getting if you plan on going there somewhat frequently. It gives you a discount on all food and drinks and also adds up to give you usable credits within any Hub bar redeemable for drinks and food in cash value.
The Hub in Hiyoshi, Yokohama is opening on October 31st, 2008 (Halloween, for those of us who care) so I'm imagining there'll probably be some people dressed in costumes. I'll be dressed as the old drunk dude ogling young college girls.
If you can read Japanese, check out the details of this new Hub in Yokohama.