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Super cheap drinks served by super friendly host
Bacchus serves inexpensive drinks (¥500) to a mixed crowd of foreign and Japanese guests in their 20s - 40s. Bilingual owner Chanho-san grew up in Canada and is well-known in Osaka's gay scene for his warm service (and tattooed biceps). Feel free to pick his brain for advice on your Osaka travel plans.

Tags: Mostly Men, 18+, Food, No cover, Gay-owned

3F Daini-shouei Kaikan, 6-14 Doyama-cho, Kita-ku (Shinmidosuji & Miyakojima)

+81 06/6361-2366
Mon—Fri: 8pm~2am; Open late on Sat; Closed Sun


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  • July 28, 2016

  •   Amazing time
    Zaw ·

    May 25, 2016

    - honest and friendly owner What more can traveller ask for? You will feel so welcoming here with Chanho amazing smile. :)
  • Zaw loves Bacchus

    May 25, 2016

  • bluhmr was here
    "great addition to Honolulu scene!"

    August 24, 2014

  • TK80 is now a fan

    December 17, 2013

  •   great evening
    Brunito67 ·

    September 26, 2012

    Very interesting bar with nice people and fantastic owner! Thanks Chanho-San for this great evening!
  •   Pretty fun, very friendly
    jase47 ·

    August 14, 2010

    Not all Japanese bars and clubs, gay or straight, are welcoming of foreigners. Indeed, being gay still has a lot of social stigma attached to it in Japan, although in recent years there has been a notable improvement in general attitudes. Still, many gay men are not out and many more--out and closeted--don't like gai-jin (foreigners) around while they carouse. Bacchus fortunately does not fall into that category. Doyama-cho, the main gay district in Osaka, boasts several gay clubs and Bacchus is one of the most friendly and open there. The drinks are cheap and it's a space that caters well to a fairly friendly crowd--i.e., it's very small! If you're a gai-jin (or rather, gai-koku-jin, the new politically correct term) this is a really good place to start off. And the owner speaks great English. The only downside is that it's the club furthest away from the Umeda train/subway station. If you can work your way past the HEP5 building, however, it's not too hard to track down.
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