Best Nightlife

Out of all the clubs and bars in a city, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best reputations. We offer a carefully vetted selection to let you explore Osaka nightlife on your own. If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our Osaka Best Nightlife list. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss.

Pig and Whistle


Come enjoy the cheerful ambiance of this well-established, traditional English Pub while taking advantage of happy hour specials like a dish and a pint for under $10.00. Locals and business travelers often rub shoulders during a dart game, over...  Read More

Sam and Dave One
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You'll play with a young, hip and festive crowd at Sam and Dave. This sharp, modern nightclub effervesces energy with its fluorescent lights, large dance floor and popular music events ranging from Hip Hop to Trance. Loosen up and join the fun...  Read More



This lively Irish pub draws patrons in for good drinks and a fun-filled evening. Eighteen beers from around the world are on tap as are 17 Irish whiskies accompanied by tasty dishes like fish 'n chips or shepherd's pie. Japanese and foreigners...  Read More

Club Karma


If you're looking for serious dancing and powerful techno, then you've found the spot. Club Karma, known for its high-energy buzz, offers popular rock 'n roll, drum 'n bass, and new wave techno weekend events that attract popular DJs from...  Read More

Covent Garden


Chat with both locals and out-of-towners while playing pool or darts at this neighborhood pub well known for its relaxed atmosphere and friendly clientele. A well stocked bar offers many imported selections such as Guinness, Old Speckled Hen,...  Read More



The motto at Tin's Hall, "Everybody is welcome," evidences itself by the mix of locals and foreigners at the bar as well as the friendly atmosphere that prevails. Island decor provides a tropical feel, including the eye-catching overhead...  Read More



The rustic decor and relaxed atmosphere of this well-stocked martini bar draw patrons in as the perfect spot to gossip before hitting the clubs or to wind down after a night of dancing. You'll find that choices like the Chocolate Martini, Apple...  Read More

Blue Note


Smooth jazz emanates from this classy nightclub known to attract top national and international artists who perform two sets live each night. Although known for its jazz, Blue Note hosts a mixed bag of performers from time to time, ranging from...  Read More

Club Quattro


This energetic live house rocks hard just about every night featuring hot, new aspiring bands as well as established in-demand performers from both Japan and abroad. Rock performers choose to play here because of the raw energy atmosphere and...  Read More

National Bunraku Theater


A beautiful building that mixes modern features with traditional Japanese architectural elements, the National Bunraku Theater houses the traditional art form of Puppet Theater that originated in Osaka. Captivating performances run for three...  Read More