Kagoshima drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Kagoshima

Honkaku Shōchū Bar Ishizue

This chic, amber-and-wood shōchū (alcohol distilled from potatoes, wheat, rice or barley) bar has everything going for it, and it's one of the finest places to drink Kagoshima's prefectural liquor. There are more th…
Top Choice Bar in Kagoshima

Karakara

On the 3rd floor of a generic bar building next to a 7-Eleven, a low door leads to another dimension. Enthusiastic owner Hiroshi-san has crammed every square millimetre with 30,000 (!) Showa-era toys, memorabilia an…
Craft Beer in Kagoshima

Dolphin Industry

This new, surf-themed beer and burger bar brings the California wave across the Pacific. A friendly, just-off-Huntington-Beach vibe of surfboard art, reclaimed wood and corrugated metal accompanies the small but wel…
Cafe in Kagoshima

Retroft

There's a lot going on in this retro-cool space c 1968: part cafe, part used bookshop, part artist gathering place. Coffee, hot dogs and local sweets are sold out of various nooks and crannies, each with different h…
Bar in Kagoshima

Recife

This arty, mellow three-floor shop-bar-restaurant also has DJ decks and hosts occasional parties. It's popular with expat groovers and English-speaking locals, and it offers Latin American eats before turning into a…
Bar in Kagoshima

Beer Reise

This cheery, intimate bar has Guinness and Japanese and international craft beers on draft, plus about 15 more in bottles. All the better to wash down meals such as beer-battered fish and chips or seasonal dishes. T…
Pub in Kagoshima

Big Ben

This basement meeting spot has dozens of beers from around the world, memorabilia from around the world, and patrons from – wait for it – around the world. Meals include spare ribs, hot wings and steamed mussels, al…