Nice enough bar and reasonably busy given I was visiting on a Monday night. About a 10/15 minute walk from the Dotonbori area of Osaka and quite close to Orange Street, the bar had a ncie, cozy feel to it with quite a few beers on tap. Split mainly between Japanese beers and US imports, I managed to try a couple I'd not seen elsewhere on my trip. Prices were on the high side with imports ¥100 more expensive too but I'm glad I visited at least.
This is an excellent bar for many reasons but for me the very large range of Japanese craft beers was the main attraction. 23 taps of all Japanese beers (or something like that) - including a couple of Real Ales - is as good a range as anywhere I’ve come across in Japan. The service is excellent, staff helpful and knowledgeable and the food we had was excellent. The venue is quite small so could easily become crowded if a large group rolled in but on our Tuesday night visit small groups with regular turnover was the norm. All up a great bar to visit.
Smallish Japanese craft bar in Horie. Prices are a bit higher than average, selection is mostly Japanese with the occasional import. Food is good, also a little pricey. Best anniversary party in Osaka. Half priced pints for the weekend party!
Popular local craft beer bar dinner, lively atmosphere. Seems to be one of the most solid japanese tap list in town, ok prices. Food was pretty good too with an extensive menu of snacks, tapas and pizzas. Recommended when in the area, whether for diner of just a couple drinks.
Kamikaze is a really nice addition to the Osaka beer scene. It is located a bit west of Amemura so easily accessible if you are out and about in Namba. I had heard it was small and crowded so I was kind of surprised at how big it was. It’s a nice long place with concrete walls and nice wooden tables, cool beer related scrawls on the wall and a long line of beer bottles for decoration. The staff were friendly and seemed keen on beer. Maybe they currently aren’t experts but they are eager to learn which is great.
There are 23 taps with most being Japanese craft but they also have a decent amount of American craft beer on tap too. They also seem to have beer events every once in awhile, which is nice. They bill themselves as an Italian food + craft beer bar and the food has received high marks (though I haven’t tried it yet). I think they should do an Italian Craft Beer tap takeover event sometime. That would be cool.
All in all a great place which is definitely worth checking out. It seemed to be popular with ladies so it’s a great place for a date I bet!
Possibly the best tap list in Osaka for Japanese craft. All 23 taps are Japanese, and they tend to get interesting stuff. Food is good. The place is tight, though, so the best thing is to get there early or make a reservation, and sit at the end of the bar if you can. Prices are a bit above average.
Nice place with a good selection of Japanese cb. The staff is pretty friendly and helpful. The only problems lie in how cramped the place is, and some of the customers. A lot of large groups of already plastered (or acting like drunken idiots because they’re about to have a half pint, and one must revert to a high school boy when a snifter is presented) seem to be attracted to the place because of its location. Not Kamikaze’s fault, but 6 guys all exclaiming "マジ⁉" every ten seconds, gets really old. Go early to Kamikaze.
defresh (16) , Japan | March 10, 2013| Updated March 13, 2013
Nice atmosphere and the beer selection was alright if not mostly standard Japanese micros. The service was quick and efficient but came off just a little cold. We had a pizza and the shrimp avocado salad which were both great. Like a lot of the other pars in Osaka I’ve been to so far, they’d be much improved with just a few more interesting taps.
update: went back and the tap list was quite a bit better so maybe my first experience was just off