100% love it
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.


    • Zaw
      Zaw Over a year ago
      Loves it

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

    • Brunito67
      Brunito67 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      great evening
      Very interesting bar with nice people and fantastic owner! Thanks Chanho-San for this great evening!

    • jase47
      jase47 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Pretty fun, very friendly
      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.