Fukuoka – sometimes also called Hakata – is Japan’s sixth largest city, and is the gateway to the Japanese island of Kyushu. The city is a warm, friendly place and is a great spot to soak in the attractions, tourist destinations, architecture, shopping spots of the region.
Fukuoka is also an amazing place to experience the local nightlife. Fukuoka has long held the mantle of one of Japan’s “coolest and trendiest”cities, and it has an energy, a pulse which not many cities can match. Whether you want to out for a drink or even more, Fukuoka has almost everything you can wish for and in every budget too.
So, get the low down on the best bars in Fukuoka, for an international crowd.
The International Bar has been around for over 30 years, and judging by its popularity on weekends (or even weekdays), it’s not going anywhere for the next twenty years or so. It’s a perfect place to get a drink with a mix of local and international crowd. Located in Central Tenjin, the International Bar delivers everything you would hope from a popular bar : simple bar food, great drinks and an absolutely superb atmosphere. And most importantly : Free Wi-fi! They also have bar games, including darts, old-fashioned arcade video games and if you want to try out Karaoke, you can do that as well in the oldest foreigner bar in Fukuoka. An insider tip : The bartenders and the rest of the staff speak English, and can give you a lot of useful information about local spots and places to hang out.
Name : International Bar
Address : 4F Urashima Building, 3-1-13 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
Business hour : 19:00～
Phone number : +81 92-714-2179
Official website : http://www.internationalbar.jp/ja/
2.Irish Pub Leprechaun
Fukuoka has no shortage of Irish themed pubs and one of the more popular ones is the Irish Pub Leprechaun. Done up in traditional wooden decor, this place offers great deals on food and stocks up on great Irish beers and stouts, including Guinness. And you can also get a taste of great Shephard’s Pie with lamb meat and mashed potatoes under a perfectly baked pie crust. Even if you don’t find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, you’ll be pretty much guaranteed a great time at this Irish pub…
Name : Irish Pub Leprechaun
Address : 1F Apaiser Imaizumi, 1-18-28 imaizumi, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
Business hour : Tuesday to Saturday&Holiday: 18:00～2:00・Sunday: 18:00～Midnight
Phone number : +81 92-732-3332
Official website : https://leprechaun.owst.jp/
This elegant pub is part of a chain of British and Irish themed pubs in and around Fukuoka. The best part of this place is that it caters to all people, who want to enjoy a drink. Whether you want to be spend some quality time by yourself, want to chat with the bartender while sipping a drink, or even if you want to drink with your friends and have a rocking time, Half Penny is the perfect choice. Decorated with vintage goods and antique looking furniture and fittings, the bar takes you to a place to a time long gone. They also have an absolutely amazing staff that offer friendly and informal customer service. Best of all is the decor in the bar. The serve a great choice of food and drinks, including some vintage collection of whiskies, which you may not find elsewhere.
Name : HALF PENNY
Address : B1F K1 Building, 1-10-10 Daimyo, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
Business hour : 18:00～2:30
Phone number : +81 92-713-6668
Official website : https://www.halfpenny.biz/
If you are an Aussie in Japan, and start missing home in Fukuoka, fret not. Instead of heading back down under, just head to Oz Roo. The Oz Roo Cafe and Wine Bar is 100% a slice of Australia, recreated in one of the by-lanes of Fukuoka. If you are in any doubt whether you are in the right place, just look out for the crocodile warning signs in the window. And the stuffed kangaroo (which gives the cafe the ‘roo’ part of its name) sitting on one of the seats, waiting for drinks to be served, is an absolute dead giveaway!
This charming place is wacky and crazy, all in the right way. The owner is a bloke called Ben, who is not only the host, but also the chef, and also occasional translator between locals who don’t speak English and foreigners who don’t speak any Japanese. The place serves some great Aussie game meats, including kangaroo steaks, and deep-fried crocodiles! They also serve some great Australian wines and beers, as well as a good range of Japanese drinks.
Oz Roo is an absolutely great place, especially for people who want to mingle with people from different cultures and countries, and have a great time doing it. They play some good music too, so if you are around Fukuoka, don’t forget to head down under to Oz Roo, for an absolutely rocking time!
Name : OZ ROO
Address : 204 Eyedeal Daimyo, 1-2-28 Daimyo, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
Business hour : 18:00～24:00
Phone number : +81 92-791-2865
Official website : https://www.oz-roo.com/
5.BRITISH PUB MORRIS ‘RED FOX
The British Pub Morris ‘Red Fox is a , no surprises here, British-style pub located in Daimyo. If you want to experience an atmosphere of an authentic British pub, you can not go wrong with the Morris. The staff usually speak to each other in English, so you’ll also get to hear a lot of English spoken in the pub. The Morris also serves some good, British food, including the classic Fish and Chips, Bangers and Mash, and Onion Rings. And you can wash it down with a pint of Guinness, or Hoeegarden or any one of their other lagers and pale ales on offer. They have a wide range of beers, sensibly priced, which makes it quite affordable.
However, the best part of the pub is the open air “beer garden”on the terrace, which gives a great view of Central Taijin, as you enjoy a drink with your friends. If you make a reservation for a group of 4, you can enjoy one of the many party packages they offer. My personal favourite was the UK Plan for 3600 Yen per person, which generally includes as much liquor you can drink in 2 hours (from a select choices) plus seven dishes, including fish and chips, roast beef salad, steamed mussels, and duck pastrami, and more.
Name : BRITISH PUB MORRIS ‘RED FOX
Address : 7F Stage1 Nishidori Bldg., 2-1-4 Daimyo, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
Business hour : Monday – Thursday 17:00～1:00 / Friday&Saturday 17:00～3:00/Sunday 17:00～Midnight
Phone number : +81 92-771-4774
Official website : http://www.morris-pub.com/redfox.html
Fukuoka is an amazing place to party, and just let your hair loose and have a great time. So, whatever your preference, you are most likely to find a bar to your liking in Fukuoka. Just head out, and make the most of your time in Japan’s “Cool Capital”
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