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Bars and nightlife in Osaka

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Nightclub
“If you are clubbed, I suggest to to Giraff, is one of the biggest night club in Japan. It has 4stories with full of club-goer every night! Especially, on the weekend, there are throng amount of hot boys and girls. Just visit there and feel groove with them ;) Note:Do not forget to bring your ID!”
  • 37 locals recommend
Electronics Store
“You can enjoy not only drinking but also watching soccer games. It may excite you.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Pub
“International pool & dart bar bustling with foreigners and Japanese people all the time. There are three billiards, four hard darts, three soft darts, a pinball and a food bowl in this bar where the capacity is about 200 people.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Friendly and trendy, near the western edge of Ame-Mura, Absinthe serves fantastic cocktails, non-alcoholic drinks and juices and a rare (for Japan) Mediterranean menu (falafel, hummus and babaganoush, plus pastas and pizzas). It's a tad pricey, but you're paying for quality ingredients, stylish surrounds and laid-back atmosphere; sliding doors create a sidewalk cafe vibe, weather permitting. And, yes, it does serve absinthe.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“The name is Italian for '500', appropriate since everything at this cosy bar costs ¥500. There's a hearty selection of food and the impressively extensive martini menu. It's not far from the corner of Sakai-suji; look for the 5 in a red circle”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Zerro has a good range of drinks and food, energetic bilingual bartenders, and a street-level location ideal for a spot of people-watching. Come early for relaxed drinks and conversation; come late on the weekend for DJs, dancing and a lively crowd.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“"Beef tender charcoal grill Yoshiji" at 6 minutes on foot from Shinsaibashi Station. It is a shop where you can eat delicious beef in Sendai at Shinsaibashi. The thick and sweet meat is tasty and popular. It is excellent to eat with special pickles. Why do not you taste the beef senpai in Sendai in Osaka?”
  • 1 local recommends

Nightclubs

Nightclub
“You can enjoy drinking, dancing and listening to the popular music all night!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Night Club
“The G3 nightclub is next to the Giraffe nightclub. Both are located on the Dotombori river and are next to the boat cruise dock. The normal cover charge is 3,000 yen but is only 500 yen for foreigners carrying a photo ID. These dance clubs are not very large by western standards but the 500 yen cover does include one free drink based upon the latest known policy. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Night Club
“Open till 7am certain days like Saturday etc. Popular among young party people.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Friendly and trendy, near the western edge of Ame-Mura, Absinthe serves fantastic cocktails, non-alcoholic drinks and juices and a rare (for Japan) Mediterranean menu (falafel, hummus and babaganoush, plus pastas and pizzas). It's a tad pricey, but you're paying for quality ingredients, stylish surrounds and laid-back atmosphere; sliding doors create a sidewalk cafe vibe, weather permitting. And, yes, it does serve absinthe.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Nightclub
“The most happening place on weekends in Osaka!! Famous DJs from all over the world play here. You can enjoy yourself with the magnificent facility and lively performances.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Nightclub
“It's a famous club in Namba area. Music is all genre, mainly for young people.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Night Club
  • 8 locals recommend
Night Club
“I'm not personally much of a club person, but I have some friends who go to Ghost every week. They will often do special events and often have live DJs in house. ”
  • 11 locals recommend

Music venues

Concert Hall
“Located in the center of Osaka, the surrounding area is a business district. It is a mysterious spot where history and current business live together. Japanese castles are very popular with foreign tourists, and many people come to enjoy Japanese history and romance.”
  • 94 locals recommend
Nightclub
“If you are clubbed, I suggest to to Giraff, is one of the biggest night club in Japan. It has 4stories with full of club-goer every night! Especially, on the weekend, there are throng amount of hot boys and girls. Just visit there and feel groove with them ;) Note:Do not forget to bring your ID!”
  • 37 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“A multi-purpose arena with a maximum capacity of 16,000, built to commemorate the 400th anniversary since the construction of Osaka Castle.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Rock Club
“Namba Hatch is a club presenting various genres of live music, such as rock, jazz, soul and hiphop”
  • 18 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“Umeda Arts Theater is a Japanese theater located at Chayamachi Applause in Chayamachi, Kita-ku, Osaka, operated by Umeda Arts Theater Co., Ltd. It opened in 1992. Umeda Arts Theater Co., Ltd. is a member of Hankyu Hanshin Toho Group and a subsidiary of Hankyu Corporation.It serves as a theater producing company and a talent agency for former Takarazuka Revue Company stars, with branches in Tokyo and New York. Umeda Arts Theater has produced the world premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical retrospective celebrating the 21-time Tony winner Harold Prince, directed by Prince and Susan Stroman.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Rock Club
“The largest standing-room live hall in western Japan, where many high-profile artists perform”
  • 9 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“The Festival Hall, located from the second to seventh floors of Nakanoshima Festival Tower, reopened in April 2013 after refurbishing. It has 2,700 seats in rich red, a 30m frontage, deeper and wider ”
  • 6 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“If you like free live music, Hard Rock Cafe (Honmachi) also has music most Friday nights at 7:30 & 9pm.”
  • 9 locals recommend
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