Comfort Hotel Okayama
Phone: (81) 86 801 9411
Fax: (81) 86 801 9495
Bars & Cafes
Enjoy the friendly atmosphere at Piano Bar Repeat. Look out for talented pianists playing soulful melodies and upbeat jazz. The cozy place offers beer and great hard liquor, like bourbon and cognac. If you get hungry try their yummy snacks, such as assorted cheeses, crackers and dried cuttlefish. All in all, this is an ideal place to relax or let loose.
Located roughly thirty minutes from central Hiroshima, Miyoshi Becken-Beer is the only microbrewery in the Miyoshi region of Hiroshima-ken. The establishment, like its name, is a crossroads of Japanese and German culture, being truly neither one nor the other, and very interesting as a result. “Becken” is German for “basin” or “bowl”, a reference to the topography of the region and a nod to the celebrated purity of the area's water. The restaurant itself is supposed to resemble the beer halls of Munich, but is hemmed in on all sides by Japanese peculiarities, making for persistent contrast. Their beers; a Pilsner, Weizen, and Dunkles, hit a lot closer to the mark, and will be well-received by anyone long enough in Japan to forget what craft beer tastes like. They also sell bottles to go. – Brent Katte
If you are looking for a venue that hosts excellent live music on weekends while in Kobe, then head to Helluva Lounge. Located on Shimoyamate-Dori, this lounge is known for staging performances of numerous rock bands and artists in a set up that is intimate and replete with bright colors. DJ nights are also scheduled here regularly. Order one of the specialty cocktails available at the bar while you enjoy the live music. This lounge also offers a number of small bite options which complement the drinks on offer. Call ahead or visit their website to know more.
If you are starved of some western media a range of magazines in English - fashion, sport, technology and so on await you at this small, funky cafe. Big comfortable vinyl seats in primary colors along with low lighting and stainless steel give a 50's feel while good coffee, tea and cakes- the clafouti is a favorite - make this a good place for afternoon tea.
Honest Cafe is an up-market but relaxed and spacious French Colonial style cafe-restaurant. Here you will find a range of fastidiously prepared French cuisine, which like the decor uses Asian and Pacific influences to good effect. As your appetite permits, opt for the delicious sandwiches or a complete square meal. Desserts are the star attraction; try the fruit trifle or one of the delicious pastries from the French bakery attached to the cafe.