10 Best Sports Bars In Osaka

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Osaka is the second-most populated metropolitan city in Japan and is also sometimes referred to as the “Nation’s Kitchen” because of the amazing food. The most popular time to visit is during spring when the beautiful cherry blossoms bloom in the city. This port city was known as Naniwa back in the days and has since been a city with historical importance. Over the years, it has transformed into an ultramodern financial hub. Osaka is filled with beautiful skyscrapers as well as historical architecture. Famous for the Osaka Castle, Sumiyoshi Taisha, Universal Studios Japan, and the many museums, this city is filled with amazing places to visit and things to do. For sports lovers, there are many amazing sports bars to visit in Osaka to find like-minded individuals and good food, too. Use this list to find some of the best sports bars in Osaka.

1. Fiji Bar Osaka

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Located in the Mittera Galaxie building, Fiji Bar Osaka is comforting and will make you feel right at home. Yogi, the owner, is of Fijian descent and his warm personality will make everyone feel welcomed right away. This small bar is perfect to visit with a group of friends. The interior is decorated with rugby-themed objects. Serving ice-cold beer, special cocktails, and good food, this bar will satisfy your cravings. The service is great, everyone is very friendly, and the atmosphere is cosy. If you are looking for a place to chill with friends and watch rugby with good food then look no further!

Fiji Bar Osaka

Address: Mittera Galaxie building 2-B1-A ,Soemon-cho, 5 Chome-5-30 B1, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0084, Japan

Website: Fiji Bar Osaka

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 6pm - 2:45am; Fri: 4:30pm - 3:30am; Sat: 4:30pm - 4am

2. Rugby Bar Nikenme

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Situated in the Fukushima Ward, this sports bar is perfect for rugby lovers. The staff is friendly and welcoming and their service is great. The atmosphere is fun and the wood-accented furniture gives the bar a very sleek look. With good wine, beer, and delicious food, this bar is loved by the locals and frequented by them. They show rugby games on their flat-screen TV and it is a great place for friends and family to gather with some warm food to fill their bellies while bonding over sports. If you visit, you can ask them to see their Louis Vuitton rugby ball which they display in a glass case.

Rugby Bar Nikenme

Address: 6 Chome-1-6 Fukushima, Fukushima Ward, Osaka, 553-0003, Japan

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 6pm - 1am (closed on Sun)

3. Coolabah

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Coolabah is a fun and comforting sports bar in the Nishi Shinsaibashi area. This New Zealand- and Australian-themed bar is perfect for a fun night out. The resident chef makes amazing food and they have an extensive collection of wine as well as offers on drinks throughout the week. They have a 42-inch TV and they screen AFL, Rugby League, and soccer. They have free internet as well as in-house games such as foosball, darts, and poker. There are also DJs coming in and theme nights throughout the year. The amazing food and facilities make this a great hang-out spot.

Coolabah

Address: 2 Chome-16-14 Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0086, Japan

Website: Coolabah

4. Sports Bar Yes

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A hang-out spot for both foreigners as well as locals, Sports Bar Yes is a great place to meet new people and have a good time. The staff is very friendly and will make you feel right at home. The bar has a few different TVs and they screen basketball and WWE as well as other sports for the patrons. The bar has a great atmosphere and you can make new friends and bond over the matches. You can find drinks as well as snacks and make yourself comfortable in this cosy bar if you are keen on trying to socialize.

Sports Bar Yes

Address: Japan, 〒542-0084 Osaka, Chuo Ward, Souemoncho, 5−6 1F

Opening hours: 8pm - 6am (daily)

5. Motor Sports Bar Mulsanne

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If you are in Osaka and like watching motorsports such as Formula 1, then you should give Motor Sports Bar Mulsanne a visit! This small but cosy bar is located in Kita Ward. The owner is very accommodating and the staff is very well-informed. They serve drinks as well as food that is affordable for the customers. Their bar decor follows the theme of motorsports and the limited seating makes it hard to find a spot especially with important tournaments coming up. Therefore, do book in advance if you want to go down there and be assured that you are in for a unique experience.

Motor Sports Bar Mulsanne

Address: 山武ビル, 2F, 5 Chome-8-9 Tenjinbashi, Kita Ward, Osaka, 530-0041, Japan

Website: Motor Sports Bar Mulsanne

Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 7pm - 1am (closed on Mon)

6. Sports Bar Lokahi

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This sports bar in the Chuo Ward is known for its good food as well as the bright and vibrant atmosphere. With its high top tables, flat-screen TV, and sleek furnishings this bar is a great hang-out spot. The service is great and the bar is spacious and clean. If you do visit, be sure to try out their delicious food, especially their pizza. They also serve a variety of drinks and screen sports such as football for their customers to enjoy. If you are a casual sports fan and want to try out some good food this bar is perfect for you.

Sports Bar Lokahi

Address: Japan, 〒550-0013 Osaka, Chuo Ward, 東新斎橋1 Chome−17−27 日宝立売堀ビル ニューコロンブスビル5階9-10

Website: Sports Bar Lokahi

Opening hours: 6pm - 12am (daily)

7. C.s.b Hookah/sports Cafe Bar

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This stylish and cosy hidden gem of a bar is located in the Chuo Ward. It is very close to the station putting it at a very convenient location. The sleek and antique inspired decor in the bar elevates the atmosphere inside to a whole new level. The staff are very friendly and are willing to help in whatever way required. With comfortable sofas and an extensive collection of hookah, this is a great spot to chill with friends. They have great food and private rooms that the guests can use with further amenities. They have board games, darts, as well as karaoke machines in some private rooms for entertainment. There are also many flat-screen TVs throughout the bar, streaming various sports. The 90s rap music, friendly staff, and good food makes this worth a visit!

C.s.b Hookah/sports Cafe Bar

Address: Japan, 〒542-0083 Osaka, Chuo Ward, Higashishinsaibashi, 1 Chome−12−11 ラースティング心斎橋ビル 4F

Website: C.s.b Hookah/sports Cafe Bar

Opening hours: 1pm - 5am (daily)

8. PoolBarYOLO

Best Sports Bars In Osaka
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If you want to have a night of fun and friendly competitions with your friends, look no further! This bar is in the Naniwa Ward and is always filled with both foreigners and locals, making this a great place to meet new people and socialise. They have TVs which screen sports channels and helpful staff. You can also play pool, darts, and foosball with your friends. This bar has a very lively and energetic atmosphere as it is usually visited by the younger crowd. The food, drinks, and fun games will make sure that you are in for a good time.

PoolBarYOLO

Address: Japan, 〒556-0002 Osaka, Naniwa Ward, Ebisuhigashi, 1 Chome−22−5 ラ・フォンテ恵美須 2F

Website: PoolBarYOLO

Opening hours: 8pm - 5am (daily)

9. Hub Namba Ebisubashi Shop

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Inspired by the British pub culture, this place is in the Chuo Ward and is just a few minutes’ walk from Dotonbori or Namba stations. They screen rugby, football, baseball, and various other sporting events in the bar and the lively atmosphere, good food, and awesome drinks make this a place worth visiting. If you want exclusive discounts you can sign up as a member too and they also offer free Wi-Fi. Their staff is prompt and can make good conversation with the customers. Their food is delicious and they have a good collection of alcoholic drinks for people to try.

Hub Namba Ebisubashi Shop

Address: Japan, 〒542-0076 Osaka, Chuo Ward, Nanba, 3 Chome−6−4 アスカ第2ビル B1F

Website: Hub Namba Ebisubashi Shop

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 5pm - 12am; Fri: 5pm - 1am; Sat: 4pm - 1am; Sun: 4pm - 12am

10. Game Bar Clan Shinsaibashi Osaka

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This bar is an amazing hang-out spot for video game lovers! With sleek decor and clean surroundings, this bar has numerous PCs for guests to use when they are playing video games. You can either pay at an hourly rate or a fixed amount which will get you unlimited drinks. The staff is friendly and the food and drinks are affordable. They also have board games available for those who want to bond with their friends.

Game Bar Clan Shinsaibashi Osaka

Address: Japan, 〒542-0086 Osaka, Chuo Ward, Nishishinsaibashi, 2 Chome−8−33 アメ村スクエア 大阪センタービル 3F

Opening hours: 1pm - 5am (daily)

Have a fun night out

You can definitely expect a diverse array of attractions waiting for you in Osaka - and the nightlife is no different. For anyone who loves sports, whether it’s playing or watching, you can find like-minded people and have fun by visiting the sports bars mentioned in this list!

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