Osaka Gay Bar Guide 2019 - reviews, photos, maps - Travel Gay Asia

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Osaka has the largest gay scene in the region. The city’s main gay bars and nightlife are located in Doyama district, near Umeda Station.

in Doyama

Grand Slam
Grand Slam

1F Dai-Ni Shoei Bldg, 6-14 Doyama, Kita, Osaka | map

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weekday 21:00 - 05:00 weekend 21:00 - 05:00

Foreigner-friendly gay bar that hosts regular dance parties and events. Grand Slam is now in its 7th year. Located in the heart of Doyama gay scene.

Open 7 nights a week.

features bar, music, dancing (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐) | Updated: 06-12-2018

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Pump Up Bar
Pump Up Bar

2F Dai-Ni Shoei Bldg, 6-14 Doyama, Kita, Osaka | map

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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 19 votes - click to vote

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

Pump Up hosts regular events – check Pump Up’s website for details. Admission ¥1500 includes one drink.

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Bar Bacchus
Bar Bacchus

3F Daini-Shoei Bldg, 6-14 Doyama, Kita, Osaka | map

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+81 6 6361 2366 |

weekday 20:00 - 02:00 weekend Sat 20:00 - late

Bar Bacchus

audience rating 4 stars from 12 votes - click to vote

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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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Village
Village

2F East Street Bldg, 10-3 Doyama, Kita, Osaka | map

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+81 6 6364 7123 |

weekday 19:00 - 05:00 weekend 20:00 - 05:00

Gay bar & entertainment venue in the heart of gay Osaka. Village has been in business for 18 years, featuring karaoke, drag shows, cabaret and various live performances on the stage.

Located in the heart of gay Osaka. Open every night of the week until 5am.

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J’s Osaka
J’s Osaka

B1F Pearl Leisure Bldg, 16-4 Doyama, Kita, Osaka | map

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+81 6 6363 3367 |

weekday from 19:00 weekend from 19:00

J’s Osaka

audience rating 3 stars from 12 votes - click to vote

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Well-established gay bar that has been in business for 17 years. Formerly “Cafe de Jumpin’ Jumpin”, J’s Osaka has a welcoming atmosphere, good-looking staff and hosts regular special events.

Drinks start from ¥800, and there is no cover charge. Open every night from 7pm.

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KING
KING

2F H&I Bldg, 10-11 Doyama, Kita, Osaka | map

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weekday Tue-Thu 20:00 - 05:00 weekend Fri-Sun 17:00 - 05:00

Gay bar with several tables, lounge area, mood lighting a small stage. KING serves affordable drinks – each costs ¥500. There is no cover charge.

Busiest on the weekend when special events take place, with sexy go-go dancers showing off their talents on the stage. Located just short walk from Umeda. Closed on Mondays.

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G Physique
G Physique

1F Sanyo Bldg, 8-23 Doyama, Kita, Osaka | map

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+81 6 6361 2430 |

weekday 19:00 - 02:00 weekend 19:00 - 02:00

G Physique

audience rating 4 stars from 21 votes - click to vote

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International gay bar with a lively, casual atmosphere. Formerly “Physique Pride”, G attracts a younger crowd. No admission fee.

Located in the same the building as EXPLOSION club. G Physique is a supporter of Human Rights and HIV awareness in cooperation with Osaka City and the local LGBT community.

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Jack In The Box
Jack In The Box

B1F Daikichi Bldg, 12-12 Doyama, Kita, Osaka | map

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+81 6 6361 3271 |

weekend Fri-Sun 21:00 - 05:00

Jack In The Box

audience rating 3.3 stars from 9 votes - click to vote

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Stylish bar & nightclub in Osaka that serves a selection of beer, cocktails, whisky and soft drinks. Popular with the young LGBT crowd.

Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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LuPu

LuPu

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

| website | +81 6 6364 1357 |

weekday from 21:00 (closed Wed), weekend from 21:00

audience rating 3.8 stars from 5 votes - click to vote

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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.

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K’s Hills
K’s Hills

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

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+81 6 6362 6615 |

weekday 20:00 - 04:00 weekend 20:00 - 05:00

K’s Hills

audience rating 3 stars from 3 votes - click to vote

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Gay bar with DJ and karaoke in the Doyama gay district. K’s Hills has friendly Japanese and Taiwanese staff with homelike atmosphere.

Non-smoking. 20’s-40’s crowd.

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DIVA
DIVA

#305 Sanyo Bldg, 18-23 Doyama, Kita, Osaka | map

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+81 06 6360 7511 |

weekday 20:00 - 04:00 weekend 20:00 - 05:00

DIVA

audience rating 4.4 stars from 5 votes - click to vote

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Modern, 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, too. Drinks are reasonably priced, and fabulousness is inevitable. Located near the Explosion gay nightclub.

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Hysterics
Hysterics

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

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+81 6 6365 9996 |

weekday 20:00 - 05:00 weekend 20:00 - 05:00

Hysterics

audience rating 4 stars from 2 votes - click to vote

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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

weekday 19:00 - 02:00, weekend Sat 19:00 - 02:00

audience rating 3.3 stars from 3 votes - click to vote

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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.

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Dongama Gold
Dongama Gold

5F Sakura Tozan Bldg, 17-1 Doyama, Osaka | map

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+81 6 6312 5610 |

weekday Tue-Fri 22:00 - 05:00 weekend 22:00 - 05:00

Gay show bar ドン釜ゴールド with live cabaret/drag shows on the stage and free karaoke, located in Osaka’s Doyama gay district. 60 minutes per person, all you can drink ¥3000.

Mixed customers. Box seats are available and can be reserved by phone. Open 10pm-5am. Closed on Mondays.

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in Namba

Garcon Cercle

3F, GT Town Bldg, 4-3-16 Namba, Osaka | map

weekday Tue-Fri 20:00 - 05:00, weekend 20:00 - 05:00

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Laid-back, intimate gay bar in Namba. Garcon Cercle can accommodate just 6-7 people which makes it easy to make a conversation with other customers or the cute bar staff.

There is a cover charge of 1,800 yen which includes your choice of drink and some snacks. Additional drinks start at 800. Closed on Mondays.

Located on the 3rd floor of GT Town building.

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Ken’s Club

2F, GT Town Bldg, 4-3-16 Namba, Osaka | map

weekday Tue-Fri 19:00 - 00:00, weekend Sat 19:00 - 00:00

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Cosy gay bar with karaoke, located in the same building Garcon Cercle in Namba.

Ken’s Club serves a selection of drinks as well as some home-styled food. Customers are in their 30’s-40’s. Set charge ¥1,800. Closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Located in the GT Town building in Namba. There is no sign, just take the elevator to the 2nd floor.

nearest station : Namba

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HybriD
HybriD

Kyodo Leisure Bldg 503, 5−6−1 Higashinodamachi, Miyakojima, Osaka | map

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+81 6 6809 6525 |

weekday 21:00 - 05:00 weekend 21:00 - 05:00

HybriD

audience rating 4 stars from 1 votes - click to vote

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Relatively new gay bar in Osaka, near Kyobashi Station. HybriD has a cosy, modern setting and welcomes everyone – gay, bi, straight, women, etc.

Cover charge ¥2000 for two hours, and ¥500 yen per hour afterwards). Additional 10% service charge applies.  Open 7 days a week from 9pm. You can book a table in advance.

nearest station : Kyobashi

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The Suite
The Suite

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

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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 6 votes - click to vote

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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.

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