Comfort Hotel Gifu
Phone: (81) 58 267-1311
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Bars & Cafes
If you are looking for a classy place for a drinking date, then Rondonto bar and restaurant is definitely recommended. The atmosphere and decor resembles an old English pub, as intended, and is quite relaxing. There are 200 varieties of alcohol on hand, including fine scotch and whiskey, beers like Guinness, and standard pub fare. Expect to pay more for many drinks, while simple but elegant dishes, like the popular "Devil's Chicken," are also priced similarly.
If you are gay or straight, step in. This bar is located close to Nagoya station and serves some great Japanese beverages. There is a wide selection of Sake and Japanese Beer. The varieties of Shochu include Bidan-wheat, Kanata-rice, Kurokirishima (potato) and more. The staff is extremely friendly and speaks English.
Situated close to the Hyatt hotel and abutting an enormous video arcade is indicative of how this outlet has been catering to lovers of rock 'n' roll since 1997. The walls and ceiling are covered by a bewildering array of memorabilia. Add checkered table clothes, wood paneling and loud music, and the classic rock dining experience is complete. A local menu caps the usual selection of American favorites. The most popular item, a sushi roll. The oyako (chicken and egg) sandwich and the teriyaki steak are also well worth a try. Call to know the open hours.
As its name implies, Yuri is a coffee shop that offers its patrons a nice selection of jazz with both recordings and videos of some of the best of the genre. Established in 1968, the small and intimate interior exhibits a nice patina of age. A good spot for lunch, Yuri also offers the popular Japanese curry. Easy to find, it is located on a corner and, like many traditional shops in Japan, has a statue of a tanuki (raccoon), an animal native to Japan and considered good luck, standing at the entrance and playing what looks like a saxophone.
With a central location, a long history, and a shadowy, intimate atmosphere, this is one of the premier places in Nagoya to enjoy live jazz. Regular acts include local, national and international artists. Opened 30 years ago, Lovely patrons have seen some of the regular artists that appear on the stage go on to become nationally known recording stars.
This French-style cafe welcomes all kinds of people day and night. At lunchtime, office workers enjoy soup of the day with salad or a satisfying hamburger. At teatime, students enjoy tasty pastries with freshly brewed coffee as well as people watching at the front tables. After dark, couples and groups hang out with wine and light appetizers in cozy box seats. The atmosphere is sophisticated and the staff is well mannered and friendly.
American-owned, with lots of traditional American foods and a fully stocked bar, Shooters is the place for a taste of home. Live sporting events and ESPN's Sportscenter playing on multiple television sets create a lively atmosphere as the crowd always gets into the games. Tons of sports memorabilia, a long bar and a pool table in the corner, also help create the sporting ambiance. Shooters draws many foreigner residents and travelers, and has specials, such as “Ladies Night” on Wednesdays and “Foreign Teachers Night” on Thursdays.
As one of the small chain of nightclubs in major cities across Japan, this club regularly books up and coming bands that have hits on the charts but are still too new to fill large concert halls. With a capacity of only a few hundred, it is possible to see some of the latest popular music in a close, intimate atmosphere. Sellouts and SRO nights are common. Established bands or their individual members, on solo or revival tours also show up occasionally.
One of several small halls in Nagoya to catch popular music with domestic and international stars appearing on its stage. This one actually has tiered seating behind the large main floor, so the arrangement and atmosphere can change depending on the performance and the size of the audience. With a seating capacity of up to 800, shows range from recitals of local dance schools to internationally known popular music bands. A small bar offers a modest selection of drinks and light snacks.
Country Joe is a long established bar run by a fan of American country music. Warm, cozy, friendly are all adjectives that would describe the atmosphere that “Joe” has created here. A musician himself, Joe often has live acts, local musicians and the occasional special guest, on the tiny stage in the back that play good ole country-and-western and other country-flavored music (albeit with a Japanese accent). Simple eats, a selection of beers and cocktails, and the ubiquitous bottle keep are all available for reasonable prices. Door charge for live music are moderately priced and depend on whose playing.
This comfortable, casual bar at Shinsakae is the perfect place to let your hair down. Kick back and enjoy a few drinks in either the smoking or the non smoking area. Budding musicians and DJs judiciously use this avenue as a platform to show off their talent and music.
Flashing lights, foot-tapping music, and vibrant colors welcome you to the Plastic Factory. The place was earlier used as an old plastic manufacturing unit, but in its new avatar, it stands as one of the hip joints in Nagoya. The in-house DJ renders lively tracks, and plays everything from trance to house. On weekends you will find a live band playing to a packed house. The bar is well-stocked and serves amazing concoctions throughout the night. The club is also hired for private parties and product launches, so do check the program schedule before making your plans.