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Perfect for Rugby 2019! 3 Sports Bars near Osaka Castle

Perfect for Rugby 2019! 3 Sports Bars near Osaka Castle

Date published: 7 October 2019

Osaka Castle is one of those incredibly impressive icons of Osaka. While the Osaka Castle area is a must-visit spot that tops most tourists' lists, it's also home to several of Osaka's sports bars!

Here we introduce 3 sports bars near Osaka Castle where you can enjoy sipping on a draft beer while watching the 2019 Rugby World Tournament!

1. BAR HEAVENS KITCHEN: Enjoy the game at a sporta bar specializing in Italian dishes!

1. BAR HEAVENS KITCHEN: Enjoy the game at a sporta bar specializing in Italian dishes!
Photo: BAR HEAVENS KITCHEN

BAR HEAVENS KITCHEN” is a bar that specializes in Italian dishes. Less than a minute's walk from Keihan Kyobashi Station Katamachi Exit, it's a place that's popular with locals and tourists alike. Not only does it have pasta and pizzas and other of your favorite Italian dishes, but it also has a fully stocked bar plus darts.

Photo: BAR HEAVENS KITCHEN

Bar Heavens Kitchen is the perfect spot to catch the Rugby World Tournament plus any other notable match, like soccer, baseball, and boxing. With its twin 60" displays and two 40" monitors, you'll be able to catch the action from every angle.

Talking food, Bar Heavens Kitchen's speciality is the “KBS Kyobashi Burger”. The 100% Kuroge Wagyu Beef patty has plenty of volume that'll satisfy you. The comprehensive menu also offers plenty of snackables that are perfect for accompanying the game, such as daily tapas for 300 yen.

Photo: BAR HEAVENS KITCHEN
  • BAR HEAVENS KITCHEN
    BAR HEAVENS KITCHEN
    • Address Parkside Building 2F, 2-3-5 Higashi Nodacho, Miyakojima-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
    • Nearest Station JR Osaka Loop Line Kyobashi Station 2 minutes on foot, Keihan Main Line Kyobashi Station Katamachi Exit 1 minute on foot, Osaka Metro Nagahori Tsurumi Ryokuchi Line Kyobashi Station 2 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 050-3463-6994

    Business hours: 18:00 to 2:00 the next day (On popular broadcast days, there may be overtime)
    Price: 2,000 yen (average)
    Open: Daily

2. Muddywater: 25-year rock bar in Kyobashi

2. Muddywater: 25-year rock bar in Kyobashi
Photo: BAR MUDDYWATER

A 3-minute walk from JR Kyobashi Station in Osaka, Muddywater is a locally loved sports and rock bar that'll soon be celebrating its 25th anniversary. As a music bar, you can also catch live performances and more on an irregular basis.

The menu includes a wide selection of dishes such as prosciutto salad, pizza, pasta, and enough rice dishes to satisfy late-night hunger. And of course there's Ebisu beer on draft (500 yen including tax), plus a wide variety of cocktails and more. All without cover charge!

Photo: BAR MUDDYWATER

For sports, Muddywater has a spacious room that seats 30, which has a giant 50" monitor and 32" ones. Their counter seat is said to be the area's longest - perfect to pack filled with friends, or squeeze in and make new ones.

Photo: BAR MUDDYWATER
  • BAR MUDDYWATER
    BAR MUDDYWATER
    • Address Osaka, Osaka City, Miyakojima-ku Higashi Noda 5-chome 5-1-15 Yoshitani Building 2F
    • Nearest Station JR Kyobashi Station 3 minutes on foot, Keihan Main Line Kyobashi Station 3 minutes on foot, Osaka Metro Nagahori Tsurumi Ryokuchi Line Kyobashi Station 5 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 06-6352-1741

    Business hours: Sunday-Thursday 19:00-Next 4:00, Friday and Saturday 19:00-Next 5:00
    Price: 2,000 yen (average)
    Regular holiday: Open all year round

3. Richman Katamachi: For sports watching at an izakaya

3. Richman Katamachi: For sports watching at an izakaya
Photo: RICHMAN Katamachi

RICHMAN Katamachi is a 3-minute walk from JR Kyobashi Station and Keihan Kyobashi Station. At this local tavern, you can enjoy watching sports matches on the 50" projector screen. Its atmosphere is a tad different from that of a typical sports bar, but it's perfect for watching the game while enjoying a solid meal at a spacious table seat.

Photo: RICHMAN Katamachi

Foodwise, RICHMAN's speciality is the local cuisine in Osaka: Takoyaki. In fact, their lineup of 10 different types of takoyaki - such as “Margherita” with tomato and basil with melted cheese, and “Menta Yamata sauce” ︎with diced yam - are sure to tease your tastebuds like nothing else.

And if you plan to stay after one match and decide to catch another game, you're in luck: they open quite late (until 5am), making for the perfect place to relax, enjoy a pint with friends old and new, and not worry about time. (For popular matches, however, we do recommend advance reservations to be on the safe side.)

All-you-can-eat and all-you-can-drink plan for 3 hours on weekdays (Photo courtesy of Kyobashi Private Room Izakaya RICHMAN-Richman-Katamachi Store)
  • Richman Katamachi
    京橋個室 居酒屋 RICHMAN~リッチマン~ 片町店
    • Address 2-6-11 Katamachi, Miyakojima-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka B1
    • Nearest Station 3-minute walk from JR Kyobashi Station, 3-minute walk from Keihan Main Line Kyobashi Station
    • Phone Number 050-3467-0056

    Business hours: 18:00 to 5:00
    Fee: 3,000 yen (normal average)
    Regular holiday: Open all year round
    Foreign language support: foreign language menu (English, Chinese (Simplified), Korean) available, foreign language (English / Chinese) OK

Text by: Hiromi Isokazu

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Available for purchase: 2019 September 24 - October 8
Validity: 2019 September 24 - October 10 (Your preferred 3 days within this time period)
Effective lines:
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*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
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