After having spent a day touring and sightseeing around various cities in Japan, there is no better way of ending the day than laying on your back as you sip a cold beer or two. If you happen to be a foreigner who is traveling around Osaka, one of the popular cities of Japan, you would surely be visiting a lot of sightseeing attractions. From the famed Osaka castle to the Dotonbori district, the city of Osaka would surely have you tired at the end of the day. For foreigners who want to spend the rest of the evening relaxing at a bar or two, you could visit some of the best in Osaka. On this article, we are going to identify six of the best bars for foreigners in Osaka.
1. The Blarney Stone Umeda
The first of the best bars in Osaka on our list is The Blarney Stone Umeda. This is the perfect place where you could enjoy excellent food and drinks while you are with your friends or colleagues. It is also an ideal venue where you could meet interesting people with the same interests. They offer free live music from Thursday to Sunday every week. They also have shows of the best bands in town every Saturday night.
If you would wish to hold events at the said bar, you are encouraged to reserve early since they are always getting booked. These events would include birthdays and anniversaries.
Name : The Blarney Stone Umeda
Address : 6F Sonezaki Center Building, 2-10-15 Sonezaki, Kita-ku Osaka
Business hour : Monday~Thursday 5:00 PM to 1:00 AM / Friday&Saturday 5:00 PM to 5:00 AM / Sunday 3:30 PM to 5:00 AM
Phone number : +81 6-6364-2001
Official website : http://www.the-blarney-stone.com/umeda/j-index.php
Balabushka is one of the oldest yet most popular bars where you could go it. When you go there, you will discover why this long-established bar has been loved and cherished by the locals for years. Balabushka is a sports bar, so they provide two pool tables and four hard darts boards where you could play with your friends and colleagues for free. You could even play with people you meet at the bar. When you are not into playing games but you are still into sports, you could enjoy watching live sports from their television screens. The bar could hold up to 200 people, so you could tag your friends along and drink beers and cocktails.
Name : BALABUSHKA
Address : 4F Nippou Mitsudera Kaikan, 2-9-5 Nishi-Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Business hour : Monday~Thursday, Sunday&Holidays 6:00 PM to 3:00 AM / Friday&Saturday 6:00 PM to 5:00 AM
Phone number : +81 6-6213-5056
Official website : Twitter/Facebook
3. DUBLIN BAY
Dublin Bay is another excellent bar that could be found in Osaka. Located on the banks of the Dotonbori River, such bar is just a short war away from the Shinsaibashi district. Having four various beers on tap, you could be assured that you will have something fresh to drink while at the bar. Because Dublin Bay is an Irish pub, you could enjoy their best drinks with a tint of Irish taste such as the Kilkenny and the Draught English. You will also get to enjoy other drinks such as London Pride and Irish Cow Bomb. The ambiance and the services rendered would surely be sufficed to let you stay for a couple of hours.
Name : DUBLIN BAY
Address : B1F zelkova due, 2-1-5 Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Business hour : 15:00~Midnight
Phone number : +81 6-6213-1122
Official website: http://www.irishpubdublinbay.com
Murphys is another Irish pub in Osaka where you could enjoy only the best drinks and food. Having been established in 1991, their traditional Irish ambiance has been attracting a mix of local and foreign customers. The bar has friendly staff which could provide you with a warm welcome, especially if you are new to the place. The pub serves Irish specialties such as Guinness and Kilkenny. They also offer an extensive selection of whiskeys and spirits. Murphys also provide genuine Irish dishes which are guaranteed to satisfy your hunger. The bar has a large screen where sports enthusiasts could enjoy watching local and international sports.
Name : Murphys
Address : 2F, 1-5-2 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Business hour : Tuesday~Thursday 5:00 PM to 3:00 AM / Friday 5:00 PM to 5:00 AM / Saturday 12:00 PM to 5:00 AM / Sunday 12:00 PM to 3:00 AM
Phone number : +81 6-6245-3757
Official website : http://www.murphysosaka.com/ja/home-jp/
5. THE BLACKSTOCK British Pub
Speaking of specialty bars, Osaka is home to a British bar where you could go after spending the day sightseeing. The Blackstock British Pub serves only the best Britsh cuisine including beef pie, roast beef, and sausage roll. They also serve the best beers, wines, and tasty cocktails using only the freshest fruits. They serve beers such as Carlsberg and Guinness. Blackstock British Pub could be found at the heart of the west side of Osaka. It could be reached by walking from the JR Fukushima station under the railway. Due to its strategic location and the services it renders, this pub is recommended.
Name : THE BLACKSTOCK British Pub
Address : 7-1-10 Fukushima, Fukushima-ku, OSAKA
Business hour : Monday~Friday 5:00 PM to 1:00 AM / Saturday 3:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Phone number : +81 6-6458-0235
Official website : http://www.theblackstock-osaka.com/english.html
6. Bar Zerro
Finally, we have Bar Zerro. This bar in Osaka is an ideal venue to go to after a stressful day at work. Bar Zerro offers roast dinners which include turkey and mashed potatoes. Other best sellers include hamburger and tacos. The staff of the bar is friendly and accommodating. They could also speak English, creating a great atmosphere and a better mode of communication with foreigners. Every Saturday night, the bar hosts a DJ, allowing the customers to party. Bar Zerro also has a fussball table available, allowing sports enthusiasts to play even at the bar.
Name : Bar Zerro
Address : 1F Queenscoat-Higashikan, 2-3-2 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo-ku, Osaka
Business hour : Monday~Saturday and Holidays 7:00 PM to 5:00 PM / Sunday 7:00 PM to 3:00 AM
Phone number : +81 6 6211 0439
Official website : https://clubberia.com/ja/venues/3175-Bar-Zerro/
Osaka is truly a beautiful place that is worthy of exploring due to its attractions. But it is also a home to a wide array of bars where you could unwind at the end of the day. Because of their ambiance and their delectable menu, you would surely feel relaxed as you enjoy your cold drinks which these bars in Osaka have to offer. Furthermore, you will also be able to destress yourself as you mingle with the crowd or with your friends and colleagues. Going to one of these bars would really be worth it.
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