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Bars & Cafes
Jerry's Uno, a laid-back cafe bar is one of the best places in town to spend an evening if you are into rock music, Tex-Mex a la Californian border cuisine and beer. It offers eight kinds of soft tacos and three kinds of hard tacos and it has an incredible array of beers, over 100 different brews. Go with a group of friends and enjoy the conversation or go alone and watch the rock videos while you enjoy the food and drink.
The name might not be inviting, but the cafe truly is! From its warm outward appearance to its wooden interior with old animation characters pasted on the wall, the atmosphere at Ant's Poo is one that you can really relax in. You can also enjoy some hearty meals and dishes, most of which start well under JPY1,000. The food is an eclectic mix of cuisine from Europe and the Americas, Poo's Mexican salad comes highly recommended.
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.
Unique nightclub dedicated to chanson and other romantic styles of music. A must for fans. It features live acts every night by local artists and guests from other parts of Japan and overseas. Small and cozy, seating approximately 50, with a utilitarian interior given some atmosphere by strategically placed drapery and lighting. Fare is plain (music is what is important here) with house wines and carafe, along with soft drinks and a small selection of whiskey. Door charge includes one drink and a small dish of appetizers.
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.
On the top floor, above an antique shop, this quaint cafe gives you a slice of the country in the middle of the city. The spacious open-air cafe is a fantastic place to enjoy coffee and cake and watch the tulips blooming in spring. Hand-made desserts are the order of the day with seasonal specialties like strawberry or raspberry cheesecake. To celebrate spring, strawberries are the fruit of choice, with items like strawberry tarts and Bavarian strawberry cream.
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.
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.
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.
Before Seattle Express coffee was able to prevail in Nagoya, an enterprising American established that there was a market here for gourmet coffees at reasonable prices. Succeeding with a flavorful, high-quality product, the “Espress” brand is now franchised in several locations around the city. The main shop is conveniently located within a bookstore that also serves as an Internet cafe. In addition to offering a wide variety of coffees and soft drinks with accompanying pastries, customers can surf the Internet at leisure. Live music can also be enjoyed on some evenings.
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.