Nagoya Region drinking and nightlife

Bar in Nagoya


We love this friendly, colourful and a little bit hippie two-storey cafe-bar. Whether you're with friends or flying solo, you're bound to feel comfortable. It's a little off the beaten track, but that's part of its …
Pub in Nagoya

Red Rock Bar & Grill

On a Sakae side street, Aussie-themed Red Rock attracts locals and expats alike. A fun menu includes such imports from Terra Australis as crocodile nuggets (that's right), lamb wrap, and (we're told) the best meat p…
Sports Bar in Nagoya


Things can get raucous at Nagoya's largest American-themed sports bar: over a dozen big screens attract plenty of gaijin and their admirers. The bar menu includes mouth-watering burgers, hearty pasta and spicy Tex-M…
Pub in Nagoya

Smash Head

Through the passageway to the left of the main Ōsu Kannon temple building, you'll find this teeny motorcycle and Vespa repair shop/pub (that's right). Guinness and Corona are the beers of choice, patrons are cool, a…
Cafe in Gifu


In Kawara-machi, this charming cafe and antiques gallery makes homemade doughnuts (from ¥200). From the bus stop, walk east along Nagarabashi-dōri and then turn right on the second street; it's on the right in an ol…
Pub in Nagoya

Coat of Arms

This fresh and fun pub created by a bunch of booze-loving expats has an excellent outdoor patio (smoking permitted), two nonsmoking interior floors, theme nights, weekly specials and a variety of unique craft beers …
Pub in Nagoya

7 Days Brew

Craft beer lovers and supporters of the microbrewery phenomenon will love the atmosphere of this funky brew-pub, tucked behind Midland Square, although it's an extra ¥300 to sit upstairs.
Bar in Nagoya

59's Sports Bar & Diner

Cowboys and cowgirls greet you in this cruisy, colourful, fun and friendly basement bar. Staff will make you feel welcome and may try to matchmake; with all-you-can-drink nights, they may succeed.
Club in Nagoya

Club Mago

You'll love it or you'll hate it. This 'sexy' mega-club complex sometimes pulls international acts. Its throng of gaijin and Japanese punters often pulses with excitement.
Bar in Gifu

Bier Hall

The friendly staff at this popular and spacious pub will make you feel welcome. Guinness is the beer of choice and simple meals are cheap and tasty. It's easily likeable.