Osaka Gay Bars

Osaka Gay Bars

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.

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in Doyama

SENSE is a newly opened modern and stylish gay bar located in the heart of the Doyama district’s vibrant gay scene in Osaka.

The bar opens in the evenings and provides music, free wifi and is non-smoking. Please contact the venue on their website for more details.

 

nearest station : JR Osaka/Tenma, Nakazakicho Tanimachi Line, Umeda Midosuji

Features

bar, cafe, music, free wifi

Updated: 20-Aug-2020

10-17 H&I Building 2F, Doyama, Kitaku, Osaka

weekday: 19:00-26:00
weekend: 19:00-27:00

5.0
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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

Updated: 20-Aug-2020

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

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

4.2
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From 69 votes Vote

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.

Features

bar, music, dancing

Updated: 20-Aug-2020

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

weekday: 20:00 - late
weekend: 20:00 - late

3.2
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From 64 votes Vote

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.

Features

bar, music, dancing, karaoke, cabaret show

Updated: 20-Aug-2020

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

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

2.0
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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.

Features

bar, music, cafe

Updated: 20-Aug-2020

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

weekday: from 19:00
weekend: from 19:00

3.0
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From 53 votes Vote

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.

Features

bar, music

Updated: 20-Aug-2020

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

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

4.0
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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.

Features

bar, music, dancing

Updated: 21-Nov-2019

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


weekend: Fri-Sun 21:00 - 05:00

3.3
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From 56 votes Vote

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.

Features

bar, music, karaoke

Updated: 20-Aug-2020

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

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

3.8
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From 55 votes Vote

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.

Features

bar, music, karaoke

Updated: 30-Mar-2020

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

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

3.0
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From 58 votes Vote

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.

Features

bar, music

Updated: 20-Aug-2020

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

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

4.0
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From 59 votes Vote

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.

Features

bar, music

Updated: 21-Nov-2019

OK Bldg, 16-6 Doyama, Kita, Osaka

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

2.8
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in Namba

Today:  Live Music 9:30pm-11:45pmTomorrow:  Live Music 9:30pm-11:45pm

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.

Features

bar, music, live music

Updated: 20-Aug-2020

2-18-18 Nishi-Shinsaibashi, Osaka

weekday: Wed-Fri 19:00 - 01:00
weekend: Sat,Sun 19:00 - 01:00

3.5
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From 63 votes Vote

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.

Features

bar, music

Updated: 30-Mar-2020

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

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

3.0
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From 51 votes Vote

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.

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

nearest station : Namba

Features

bar, music, karaoke

Updated: 30-Mar-2020

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

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

3.0
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From 55 votes Vote

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

Features

bar, music, karaoke

Updated: 20-Aug-2020

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

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

4.0
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From 55 votes Vote

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