Osaka Gay Bars

Osaka’s gay bar scene is concentrated in the Doyama area, east of the Hankyu Umeda train station.

1/F Dai-Ni Shoei Kaikan, 6-14 Doyama-cho, Kita, Osaka | map | distance

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weekday 21:00 - 05:00

weekend 21:00 - 05:00

Grand Slam

audience rating 4.0 stars from 29 votes - click to vote

Audience
Awards
2016
4 Star Winner
2017
4 Star Winner

Foreigner-friendly gay bar that hosts regular dance parties and events. Grand Slam is now in its 5th year.

Located in the heart of Doyama gay scene. Open 7 nights a week.

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2/F Dai-Ni Shoei Kaikan, 6-14 Doyama-cho, Kita, Osaka | map | distance

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+81 6 6315 1555 |

weekday 20:00 - late

weekend 20:00 - late

Pump Up Bar

audience rating 3.2 stars from 5 votes - click to vote

Stylish and friendly bar in the same building as Grand Slam. Popular with 20’s-40’s crowd. The staff only speak Japanese, but they welcome foreigners and make them feel like home.

The bar hosts regular events – check their website for details. Cover charge is 1500¥ with one drink.

features bar, music, dancing (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐) | updated: 20-09-2017

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Ks Hills

5/F Nakadori Bldg, 16-12 Doyama, Kita, Osaka | map | distance

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+81 6 6362 6615 |

weekday 20:00 - 04:00

weekend 20:00 - 05:00

K’s Hills

audience rating 3.0 stars from 2 votes - click to vote

Gay bar with DJ and karaoke in the Doyama gay district.  20’s-40’s crowd.

K’s Hills has friendly Japanese and Taiwanese staff with homelike atmosphere. Non-smoking.

features bar, music, karaoke (酒吧, 音乐, 卡拉OK) | updated: 16-10-2017

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3/F Dai-Ni Shoei Kaikan, 6-14 Doyama-cho, Kita, Osaka | map | distance

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+81 6 6361 2366 |

weekday 20:00 - 02:00

weekend Sat 20:00 - late

Bar Bacchus

audience rating 4.1 stars from 7 votes - click to vote

Foreigner-friendly gay bar with inexpensive drinks and a cosy atmosphere. Mixed, international crowd. Light snacks are available.

No cover charge. Closed on Sundays and national holidays.

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B1/F Daikichi Bldg, 12-12 Doyama-cho, Kita, Osaka | map | distance

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+81 6 6361 3271 |

weekend Fri-Sun 21:00 - 05:00

Jack In The Box

audience rating 3.4 stars from 5 votes - click to vote

Stylish LGBT bar & nightclub that serves a selection of beer, cocktails, whisky and soft drinks.

Popular with a young crowd. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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1/F Sanyo Kaikan Bldg, 8-23 Doyama-cho, Kita, Osaka | map | distance

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+81 6 6361 2430 |

weekday 19:00 - 02:00

weekend 19:00 - 02:00

G Physique Osaka

audience rating 4.1 stars from 10 votes - click to vote

Located in the same the building as EXPLOSION nightclub, G Physique is an international gay bar has a lively yet casual atmosphere. Trendy young crowd, both locals and foreigners. No cover charge.

G Physique (formerly ‘Physique Pride’) supports human rights and HIV awareness in cooperation with Osaka City and the local gay community.

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B1/F Pearl Leisure Bldg, 16-4 Doyama-cho, Kita, Osaka | map | distance

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+81 6 6363 3367 |

weekday from 19:00

weekend from 19:00

Cafe de Jumpin Jumpin Building

Cafe de Jumpin’ Jumpin’

audience rating 2.7 stars from 6 votes - click to vote

Osaka’s well-established gay host bar with fun atmosphere and good-looking Japanese bartenders.

Cafe de Jumpin’ Jumpin’ (Cafe J²) also hosts regular events. Open 7pm until late.

features bar, music, cafe (酒吧, 音乐, 咖啡馆) | updated: 29-08-2017

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Sanyo-Kaikan #305, 18-23 Doyama-cho, Kita, Osaka | map | distance

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+81 06 6360 7511 |

weekday 20:00 - 04:00

weekend 20:00 - 05:00

DIVA

audience rating 4.5 stars from 4 votes - click to vote

Newly opened, stylish bar in Osaka that welcomes everyone. Run by a transgendered mama and all gay staff, DIVA has a cosy yet fun atmosphere.

Foreign customers are welcome here, too. Drinks are reasonably priced, and fabulousness is inevitable. DIVA is located near the Explosion nightclub.

features bar, music, karaoke (酒吧, 音乐, 卡拉OK) | updated: 09-08-2017

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1/F Kansai Chuo, 101 15-2 Doyama-cho, Kita, Osaka | map | distance

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+81 6 6364 1357 |

weekday from 21:00 (closed Wednesdays)

weekend from 21:00

LuPu

audience rating 3.7 stars from 3 votes - click to vote

Owned by a lesbian couple, LuPu bar welcomes everyone with friendly staff, reasonably priced drinks and snacks.

A popular place for pre-clubbing and karaoke. LuPu also organises birthday parties and special events. Closed on Wednesdays.

features bar, music, karaoke (酒吧, 音乐, 卡拉OK) | updated: 09-08-2017

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6/F Kuei Dai-Ni Leisure Bldg, 16-10 Doyama-cho, Kita, Osaka | map | distance

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+81 6 6365 9996 |

weekday 20:00 - 05:00

weekend 20:00 - 05:00

Hysterics

audience rating 4.0 stars from 1 votes - click to vote

Late-night gay bar in Doyama gay district that attracts mostly local guys in their 20’s and 30’s.

Open every night from 8pm.

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Kuro

OK Bldg, 16-6 Doyama, Kita, Osaka | map | distance

| +81 6 6313 4665 |

weekday 19:00 - 02:00

weekend Sat 19:00 - 02:00

audience rating 3.5 stars from 2 votes - click to vote

The oldest gay bar in Osaka. Kuro is a traditional Japanese-style bar that attracts mostly mature Japanese men, although foreigners are welcome.

Located off the main street near the entrance of Doyama gay district, on the inner righthand side of a small hallway – a bit difficult to find as the blue sign is written in Japanese.

features bar, music (酒吧, 音乐) | updated: 16-10-2017

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Osaka • other gay-friendly bars

2-18-18 Nishi-Shinsaibashi, Osaka | map | distance

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+81 6 6282 7742 |

weekday Wed-Fri 19:00 - 01:00

weekend Sat,Sun 19:00 - 01:00

The Suite

audience rating 3.5 stars from 2 votes - click to vote

TODAY Live Music 9:30pm-11:45pm

Osaka’s most exciting and exclusive lounge & bar – Winner of Kansai Scene’s 2016 Readers Choice Award for Best ‘Night Out’ in Osaka.

This New York City-styled bar & lounge is inspired by the timeless story “The Great Gatsby” and the glitz & glamour of old school New York City Suites Hotel, invoking elegant ambiance and the decadence of the 1920’s during the American Art Deco era.

Sophisticated yet comfortable, The Suite is a welcome change on the Osaka scene. Clientele are mostly straight; however, The Suite is gay-friendly. Expect incredible specialty cocktails and live music every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night.

features bar, music, live music (酒吧, 音乐, 现场音乐) | updated: 02-10-2017

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