and Nightclubs Hiroshima, Japan
city of Hiroshima pulsates with scintillating
nightlife. The various night clubs, discos, casinos,
bars and pubs, all add to the glitz and glam of
this city. Nightlife in Hiroshima offers you all
information regarding these. Located on the Namiki-dori
region, the nightclub Commune is a vibrant and
trendy place for the youngsters to party late.
Not only among the locals, it is a favorite hangout
among the foreign visitors too. Once you reach
here, you cannot stop yourself from tapping your
feet and set the dance floor on fire!
entrance fee is quite reasonable. Live DJ music
and band performances are major attractions of
this club. Another amazing and lively club is
Jamaica. This place is packed with an active crowd
especially during the weekends. A thorough checking
of identification takes place at the entrance.
Other popular nightclubs in Hiroshima include
Edge and Club Chinatown, hot favorites with both
locals and tourists.
in Hiroshima also provides ideas on experiencing
food, drinks and various entertaining games
and activities in Hiroshima. For games and Internet
surfing, music and video, you can drop in at
Giga. This place offers veritable entertainment
opportunities. You can enjoy excellent drinks
in the chic and elegant, smart and modern Harry's
Bar. Mouth-watering confectionary items, beverages
and a whole range of beer are available at the
Pronto Bar. For a cozy and comfortable dinner,
Wasabi is the perfect place to drop in. Sashimi,
tofu, fish and sake are the main items on the
Hondori L bldg. 2F 2-3
00 81 82 542 366
very stylish bar, being cozy at the same time.
It is decorated in classic European style and
if you look well, you'll realize that the chairs
are all different. The lamps as well. They look
similar but are not quite the same. This aspect
is what makes the place have an at home or with
friends atmosphere in a way. The jazz is always
exquisite and the sound system excellent. Ask
the Bar Master for some Stan Getz, his favorite,
or perhaps some Coltrane / Hartman (They say it's
wonderful) matches wonderfully with the whole
2F 3-12-3 Yokogawa-machi
+81 82 295 5799
Cheers is a cafe and bar decorated with a collection
of both Western and Japanese porcelain pieces,
as well as with more traditional Japanese pottery
and artwork. These pieces are also for sale. The
cafe is spacious and finished with varnished wood
floors and tables with long outdoor-type benches,
giving it a very warm and cozy "log-cabin"
atmosphere. The menu includes Japanese dishes,
such as sashimi, as well as American-inspired
dishes--pizza, sausages and fries, or garlic chicken
wings. A basic drink menu of mainly beer and inexpensive
wine make it a great place for a small group gathering.
+81 82 246 1124
restaurant is a prime example of the keen ability
of the Japanese to take an idea from abroad, refine
it, and make it something essentially Japanese.
Chez Tan's owner-chef studied in France and specialises
in creating appetisers from unusual combinations
of ingredients, such as innards and mushrooms
or sardines and fruit. Patrons are requested to
remove their shoes, to make them feel at home.
5F Tsubaki Building 3-12 Yagenbori,
Hiroshima, HIROSHIMA PREFECTURE 730-0027
+81 82 247 3999
sign at the start of the staircase says "What
a hell going on," and one might well wonder
at this dimly lit, top floor space with a balcony
view. Deep and dark house, soul and funk music
is the norm here, with guest DJs or live bands
prompting the occasional cover charge. The music
is good, but the dance floor, as there is not
really enough space for grooving. This actually
keeps Cross from getting too crowded. The usual
run of drinks is served at JPY700 each.
Bar, Donbei Island
00 81 82 248 2137
coolest, classiest cocktail bar in town with drinks
from all over the world, including the fashionable
and once-forbidden absinthe. It's all very dark,
swish and sophisticated: waiters wear white aprons
over elegant black dinner suits and hover obediently
over smoke-filled tables where the credit card
customers have gathered in conference. The most
prominent light is a blue glow reflecting from
bottles stacked high behind the bar. Every cocktail
under the 'Empire of the Sun' is here for you
to sample, at prices that seem to reflect costs
required to courier the stuff. But then again,
you're paying for elegance. Regulars come early
to get a seat.
00 81 82 545 4956
it's mostly a day-time spot where ice cream, coffees
and cakes are more popular than martinis and margaritas,
but they do make a mysterious 'calpis and vodka'
cocktail special that's so sweet and smooth we
forgot to even ask what calpis is. Your setting
is typically sino-sleek - an airy open-plan space
with much steel and high glass, perfect to people-watch
or laze away afternoons reading on the window-side
sofas. Even better though, there's a second floor
terrace outside where parasols provide shade from
the Hiroshima heat and those calpis go down a
treat in the sun.
5F 5-21 Shintenchi, Naka-ku
00 81 82 240 0007
is a relatively new, very chic cocktail bar located
next to Okonomi-mura. Furnished with simple, minimal
decor, its atmosphere comes from its dark, sexy
lighting and plain glass windowing, which looks
out onto the street and Parco. There is seating
for eight to ten at the bar, or you can go for
the more intimate two-to-four-seater, high tables.
It is a good place to go as a couple for some
late-night romancing, or as a small group to end
a night out.
Apple 2 Bldg.
00 81 82 541 1051
dark, atmospheric bar conveniently located at
the heart of Hiroshima's main pleasure district,
Harry's attracts a large number of foreigners
and the city's young and upwardly mobile with
its immaculately dressed bartenders and smart,
almost classic hotel-style décor. It is
a travel through time when the bartenders soberly
execute a flurry of rumba dances as they mix the
drinks behind the horseshoe bar - a meticulous
recreation of a West you have never seen that
makes this a peculiarly Japanese experience.
+81 082 249 6201
American-style sports bar, Kemby's has become
a popular first ( and last ) stop for drinks and
Western food among Hiroshima's expatriates. The
bar also supports a large number of local customers.
Laid-back and friendly--if sometimes hectic--it
is a good place to eat, drink, meet friends or
check out a local band. Kemby's features great
bar food with a Mexican twist, including burritos
and tacos, as well the standard pizza and burgers.
Nachos and seasoned french fries are especially
popular. Also on the menu are vegetarian choices.
Beer selection is limited, but the mixed drinks
list is impressive.
+81 82 246 3767
the name suggests, One Love is a cafe-bar heavily
inspired by reggae music, which it plays quietly
in the background. Located in the area where the
old Hiroshima University used to be, it is a little
inconvenient to get to but worth having a look.
Walk through the heavy curtains inside the front
door, and you step into another world. With a
carpet of leaves and petals underfoot, soft lighting
and wooden barrels for tables, the ambience is
relaxed and mellow. The menu offers a variety
of beverages, and tasty light meals of Southeast
Hiroshima City, 730-0036
+81 ( 0 )82 246 0019
the reproductions of Sistine Chapel frescoes prominently
displayed behind the counter, to the thick steamed
milk floating delicately on the surface of your
cappuccino, this pulsating café takes great
pains to evoke the frantic but cool atmosphere
of Italy in the midst of Hiroshima's premier shopping
grotto. Pastries and cakes are available during
the day. The quality of the coffee lends support
to Pronto as a homage to La Dolce Vita. At night
the coffee counter converts to a bar and shoppers
are replaced by chatting beer drinkers preparing
for an evening at nightclubs nearby.
Manzoku-ya Bldg. 2F 5-6
00 81 82 246 7665
small cocktail lounge/cafe makes a pleasant visit
simply to enjoy its attractive, modern interior.
Black and white minimalism bests describes it,
while the guests tend to be nicely dressed women.
On the second floor there is "space"
( where the name comes from ) consisting of comfortable
sofas and tables. Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks,
and light edibles like cake are on the menu, with
prices approaching JPY1,000. No, it is not cheap,
but the ambiance is worth it to many.
Great Rock Music & Bar B.A.D
7F 2-2-7 Kamiya-cho ( above KFC )
HIROSHIMA PREFECTURE 730-0031
is said to be Hiroshima's first specialty shot
bar with a rock music theme, which is partially
a result of the owner's collection of over 3,000
CDs. Requests are taken, so if you're in the mood
to listen to your favourite songs in a relaxed,
casual environment, this is the place. Group bookings
are also taken for up to 40 people, at either
JPY3,000 per person for two hours all-you-can-drink,
or an extra JPY1,000 if you order snacks. An array
of beer and cocktails are all priced at JPY500,
which includes tax.
+81 82 211 5225
named after the famous Japanese mustard used in
sushi and sashimi, is a traditional chain restaurant
with several branches in Hiroshima and three in
Tokyo. With partitioned rooms designed to give
maximum privacy to diners, Wasabi is perfect for
both large and small groups, and there is no pressure
to rush through your meal. The menu includes Japanese
favorites such as sashimi ( raw fish ), fried
tofu, and various seasonal fish dishes, as well
as a selection of sake ( Japanese wine ) types
to choose from, all reasonably priced.