Nightlife

Club in Kōbe

Izn't

This large and lively bar brings Kōbe's Japanese and foreign community together with a rotation of salsa dancing, live bands, open mic, acoustic nights, sports broadcasts, cocktails, beer, wine and frozen mojitos. T…
Bar in Kōbe

Sake Yashiro

Kōbe is one of Japan's great sake-producing cities, and this chill little standing bar and restaurant located just steps from Ikuta Shrine is a great spot to sample the many varieties produced here. It stocks over 9…
Cafe in Kōbe

Starbucks Ijinkan

We normally avoid big chains, but this Starbucks is different: it's housed in a beautifully preserved former ijinkan (foreigners' house), circa 1907, in the Kitano-chō neighbourhood. Buy a cuppa and esconce yourself…
Cafe in Kōbe

Modernark

Adorably funky, old-school cafe with a wood-accented room, glassed-in verandah and good-for-you gifts for sale. Modernark bills itself as a 'pharm cafe' and emphasises vegetarian and vegan options with its wraps, sa…
Bar in Kōbe

Bar Ashibe

This genteel bar near Ikuta Shrine is a good choice for a mellow drink. Lighting is subdued, staff are discreet and efficient, and the vibe invites soulful meditations. The down-tempo R&B soundtrack goes perfect…