Osaka, the second largest city in Japan, is currently one of the most famous travel destinations in Japan.
Best known for its affordable and delicious local food, Osaka is also famous for accommodating various types of restaurants and bars.
From local small bars to fancy bars, today we’ll introduce you our favorite places to drink in Osaka below!
1. Bar CUE’s
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Bar CUE’s is an authentic bar where you can enjoy few glasses of original cocktails made specially for you!
Located within few minutes walk from Hankyu Umeda station, you can casually walk in to this classy bar to enjoy your favorite cocktails, which are made with the best liquors from many different countries.
The original cocktails cost around 700 yen per glass, and if you don’t like cocktails, you can simply just order a glass of beer, whisky, wine, and brandy here.
The bar is famous for its great collection of herbal liquor, which are taken from 43 countries.
You can also find some rare Japanese whiskies here, and you can always ask the bartender to make you something if you have no idea which drinks you’d like to try.
Address: Mizuno Building 1F, 6-2 Chayamachi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Business hours: Sunday to Thursday 6.p.m. to 2.a.m., Friday, Saturday, and the night before holiday 6.p.m. to 3.a.m.
Open throughout the year
Payment by credit card is accepted (JCB, Amex, and Diners only)
2. Sauce Boss
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Sauce Boss is an American bar serving one of the largest craft beer selections in town.
In addition to its craft beer selections, Sauce Boss also serves the best chicken wings and burgers in town. Sauce Boss serves 18 different flavors of chicken wings, all come in two different sizes: small (900 yen) and large (1300 yen).
In addition to craft beers, Sauce Boss serves fruit cocktails, wine, and soft drinks.
Address: 1-5-13 Kitahorie, Nishi-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Business hours: 12.p.m. to 3.p.m. & 5.p.m. to 11.p.m. (Sunday – Thursday), 12.p.m. to 3.p.m. & 5.p.m. to 12.a.m. (Friday & Saturday)
No scheduled holidays
3. Rooftop Bar OO
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Looking for a place where you can sip on your favorite drinks while staring at the breathtaking view of Osaka City?
If you’re looking for a place like that, we strongly recommend to visit Rooftop Bar OO in Dotonbori!
The indoor lounge is filled with comfortable seats with soft lighting, creating a perfect spot for a chill out.
The outdoor lounge has a swimming pool and a huge projector, where guests can watch sport matches, or stare at Osaka’s breathtaking night view while eating and drinking.
Some of the staffs can speak English, so you can order your food and drinks easily here.
This rooftop bar is always packed, so advance booking is strongly recommended to secure your seats!
Rooftop Bar OO
Address: NEW JAPAN BLDG. 7F, 2-3-28 Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Business Hours: 7.p.m. to 1.a.m. (Mon, Wed, Thu, & Sun) and 7.p.m. to 3.a.m. (Friday & Saturday)
Closed on Tuesdays
For reservation in English, send an E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Official Website: http://oo-u.jp/
4. The St. Regis Bar Image source: St. Regis Osaka
The St. Regis Bar, which is located in the St. Regis Osaka, is a perfect place to visit during your stay in Osaka.
Best known for its classy and elegant atmosphere, The St. Regis Bar is perfect for dinner followed by a fancy cocktails, or just for some drinks after a full day of sightseeing.
The St. Regis Bar is famous for its “Shogun Mary”, an original cocktail made from yuzu, wasabi, and vodka, representing a local flavor of Japan.
The St. Regis Bar
Address: The St. Regis Osaka, 3-6-12 Hommachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Business hours: 12.p.m. to 12.a.m. (Sunday to Thursday), 12.p.m. to 1.a.m. (Friday & Saturday)
Dress code: smart casual
5. Absinthe Solaar
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Absinthe Solaar is a chic rooftop bar located on the rooftop of Takashimaya Department Store in Namba.
Best known for its mind blowing romantic atmosphere, many couples visit this bar for its great ambience and top-notch food and drink.
Indulge yourself with its great selections of Mediterranean food while sipping on your favorite drinks prepared specially by a professional mixologist!
Address: Takashimaya Department Store 8F, 5-1-18 Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Business Hours: 11.a.m. to 12.a.m.