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Osaka nights are exciting! 5 Selected Night Spots in Osaka

2016.11.10

Writer name : Arata Ishiko

Osaka is known as one of the most energetic cities in Japan. There are many places where you can party at night. Here are 5 places that are especially popular with foreign tourists.

1. SPACE STATION

SPACE STATION is a video game bar located in the middle of Amerikamura in Shinsaibashi, a source for youth trends and culture. Customers are free to play any games available in the bar, which include the latest as well as vintage game machines, totaling more than 500 different games. Many customers at SPACE STATION are English speakers. This bar is perfect for those who enjoy playing games and drinking with people, and for those who would like to try playing in teams.

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1. SPACE STATION

2. BALABUSHKA

BALABUSHKA is a popular pool and darts bar with both Japanese and foreign customers. It is located in Shinsaibashi, a neighborhood known for its stylish youth. BALABUSHKA has three pool tables (two of which are free to use), four hard darts boards (also free to use), 3 soft darts boards, pinball, and a foosball table. This bar has a large capacity, and can fit approximately 200 people. There is also a large 180-inch TV, so you can enjoy watching sports. This is a great place to enjoy with a large group, and for those who enjoy sports and games.

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2. BALABUSHKA


Official Homepage (Japanese Only)

3. The Drunken Clam

The Drunken Clam is a karaoke bar located in Dotonbori, a famous downtown area in Osaka. At this bar you will hear both Japanese and English conversations and songs. Both the staff and the frequent customers are friendly and create a welcoming atmosphere for newcomers. The Drunken Clam is perfect for those who are looking to make new friends by partying and singing with different people from all around the world.

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3. The Drunken Clam


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4. MAGIC & BAR FRENCH DROP

This is a magic bar that is almost like a hidden house, located within 3 min walking distance from Tanimachi 9-chome Station. A few magicians are hired to perform different magic shows every day. It is entertaining to have a drink while enjoying magic shows that can include a variety of acts, from table magic with cards and coins, to expressive styles like illusions. The price is 4,000 JPY (excl. tax) for men, and 3,000 JPY (excl. tax) for women, which includes the price of the magic show and a 90-minute all-you-can-drink service.

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4. MAGIC & BAR FRENCH DROP


Official Homepage (Japanese Only)

5. Sam and Dave ONE

Sam and Dave ONE is a bar located in the middle of Namba, the biggest downtown area in Osaka. It is well known for being popular among foreigners, and internationally renowned DJs rouse the dance floor with house and trance music until morning. Some of the reasons for the popularity of this bar lie in its amazing cocktails, made by friendly and experienced bartenders, and its American-style food menu, with dishes in sizes too large for a single person to finish. This bar is recommended for those who like to enjoy a party in an outstanding atmosphere.

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5. Sam and Dave ONE


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All of these places seem very fun to visit with a group or even alone. Please enjoy a sleepless night in Osaka.

*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.

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