Nagoya drinking and nightlife

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, the patrons are coo…
Coffee in Nagoya

Trunk Coffee & Craft Beer

Order your cold-brew coffee or regional Japanese craft beer downstairs, then head upstairs to soak in the David-Lynch-via-Stockholm design vibes at this year-old spot. Come evening, join the hipsters outside for a c…
Bar in Nagoya

Grok

Hideo-san, the personable owner of this wood-panelled gem, has decorated his out-of-the-way bar with bric-a-brac from extensive antiquing in America. Upstairs, he curates a mostly vintage clothing store; pop on a fl…
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 (foreigners) and Japanese punters often pulses with excitement.
Bar in Nagoya

59's Sports Bar & Diner

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

Shooters

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

7 Days Brew

Craft-beer lovers and subscribers to the microbrewery trend will love the atmosphere of this funky brewpub, tucked behind Midland Square. It's an extra ¥300 to sit upstairs.
Pub in Nagoya

Coat of Arms

This pub advertises itself as 'Commonwealth owned and operated': what you do with this information may depend on how homesick you feel. If you go, you'll have access to a patio (smoking permitted), two nonsmoking in…
Pub in Nagoya

Rock

On a Sakae side street, the Aussie-themed Rock attracts locals and expats. An incongruous menu includes such imports from Terra Australis as crocodile nuggets, lamb wraps, and the best meat pies north of Down Under …