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Osaka Bars Guide: Top 5 Sports Bars Near Umeda Station

Osaka Bars Guide: Top 5 Sports Bars Near Umeda Station

Date published: 10 August 2019
Last updated: 31 August 2020

Near Osaka Station, the Umeda area is a business and shopping district packed with hotels, electronics shops, and all sorts of commerce. It is the tourist center of Osaka. Just strolling about the restaurant areas, you're bound to find heaps of Osaka bars and cafes where you’re able to watch sporting events.

In this article, we'll introduce five sports bars in the Umeda area. The type of service may change depending on the event, so please call or check their websites before visiting.

Table of Contents
  1. 1. Amusement Dining BonBon: 100-person capacity!
  2. 2. Sports Bar Saru Bancho: Owned by a former player on Japan’s National Rugby Team!
  3. 3. BAR Grand Master: The moderately-sized bar offers an inclusive experience!
  4. 4. YAKINIKU Restart: Yakiniku grilled meat restaurant that's decorated with autographed rugby shirts!
  5. 5. Pumpkin Rocks: Watch your sporting events at the reservation-only party room!

1. Amusement Dining BonBon: 100-person capacity!

1. Amusement Dining BonBon: 100-person capacity!
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"Amusement Dining Bon Bon" is a 15-minute walk from JR Osaka Station and Osaka Metro's Umeda Station. To meet demands, they provide several different ways to enjoy sports. Equipped with a 100-inch projector and two monitors, this 100-person-capacity party room is perfect for keeping up with your matches! There are also two private rooms, each equipped with a monitor. Seats at the bar are available for those who prefer to watch by themselves.

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Get the full experience with food and drink! "Amusement Dining BonBon” is equipped with fried food and side dishes for snacking, as well as an extensive array of meat cuisines, pastas, and pizzas for maximum viewing enjoyment. They're even open until seven a.m. so you can watch every game in its entirety throughout the night.

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  • Amusement Dining Bon Bon
    アミューズメント ダイニング ボンボン
    • Address 1-21 Doyama-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka City, Osaka
    • Nearest Station five-minute walk from Osaka Metro's Nakazakicho Station via the Tanimachi Line, nine-minute walk from Osaka Metro's Higashi-Umeda Station via the Tanimachi Line.
    • Phone Number 050-3374-1203
    • Operating hours: Mon.~Thurs., Sun., and Holidays 8 p.m. ~ 7 a.m. (Last order by 7 a.m.), Fri., Sat., and days preceding a holiday 7 p.m. ~ 7 a.m. (L.O. 7 a.m.)
      Charge: 3,500 yen (average cost)
      Closed: January 1st, irregular days
      Website: https://bonbon.gorp.jp

2. Sports Bar Saru Bancho: Owned by a former player on Japan’s National Rugby Team!

2. Sports Bar Saru Bancho: Owned by a former player on Japan’s National Rugby Team!

Sports Bar Saru Bancho is a five-minute walk from JR Kitashinchi Station. Nicknamed "SB×2 (Sub Two)", this rugby-fan-favorite restaurant is located on the fourth floor. It is owned by Japan's former rugby player, Norihito Nagaoka. Here, you can watch the games with his candid and cheerful commentary.

Photos provided by: Sports Bar Saru Bancho

Though it only has one large table and counter seats, its huge monitors completely surround you, making you feel like you're a part of the game. While they do provide snacks, you can also use catering and delivery services, or bring your own food. For drinks, they have sake, shochu liquor, Western liquor, and a wide selection of other drinks. Ride the waves of the owner's love of rugby while you cheer on your team.

  • sports bar Saru Bancho SB×2
    sports bar Saru Bancho SB×2
    • Address Nippo Dojima Center Bldg. 4F, 1-3-9 Dojima, Kita-ku, Osaka City, Osaka
    • Nearest Station five-minute walk from JR Kitashinchi Station via the Tozai Line, ten-minute walk from JR Osaka Station, eight-minute walk from Umeda Station via the Hanshin Main Line, and a ten-minute walk from Yodoyabashi Station via the Keihan Main Line.
    • Phone Number 06-6225-7698
    • Operating hours: 7 p.m. ~ 3 a.m. (L.O. 2:30 a.m.)
      Charge: Men- 2,000+ yen, Women- 1,000+ yen
      Closed: None. Open year-round.
      Kurunavi page: https://r.gnavi.co.jp/h0yzf43s0000/

3. BAR Grand Master: The moderately-sized bar offers an inclusive experience!

3. BAR Grand Master: The moderately-sized bar offers an inclusive experience!

BAR Grand Master is a ten-minute eastward walk from JR Osaka Station, and a five-minute walk from Umeda Station coming via the Midosuji Line on the subway. A sign in Higashidori Daisan Shotengai's arcade signals the way to the chic Osaka bar in the basement. Opened in May of 2018, this new bar is bustling due to its inviting appearance and soccer broadcasts.

This moderately-sized bar can fit 20 people at its counter and tables. With two large monitors, it provides a space that makes it easy to watch your games, be it soccer, rugby, tennis, or something else. It even has menus in English, Chinese, and Korean. It's got a collection of binge-worthy dishes like French fries, pizza, and pasta, and boasts a large variety of drinks, including cocktails whipped up by the bartender. You can even tell the bartender what you like and see what cocktail they make for you!

  • Music Café&Bar Grand Master
    Music Café&Bar Grand Master
    • Address New Japan North Bldg. B1, 9-5 Doyama-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka City, Osaka
    • Nearest Station ten-minute walk from JR Osaka Station, five-minute walk from Osaka Metro's Higashi-Umeda Station via the Tanimachi Line, and a five-minute walk from Osaka Metro's Umeda Station via the Midosuji Line.
    • Operating hours: 6 p.m. ~ 2 a.m.
      Charge: 1,500 yen (average cost)
      Closed: irregular days
      Website: https://grand-master.net

4. YAKINIKU Restart: Yakiniku grilled meat restaurant that's decorated with autographed rugby shirts!

4. YAKINIKU Restart: Yakiniku grilled meat restaurant that's decorated with autographed rugby shirts!
Photos provided by: YAKINIKU Restart

Osaka bars are usually the first thing to come to mind when thinking of places where you can eat and watch sports matches.

That being said, we recommend Restart, a yakiniku grilled meat restaurant. A short walk from both JR and Osaka Metro's Nishi-Umeda Station, this restaurant’s wall is decorated with autographed rugby shirts, and is a hit amongst rugby fans and players alike.

Photos provided by: YAKINIKU Restart

It boasts a large variety of drinks including beer, wine, chuhai, shochu liquor, and even cocktails. With five different TVs, you're guaranteed to be able to watch any popular sports match at this sports bar-esque restaurant.

Photos provided by: YAKINIKU Restart

It gets crowded during rugby matches (especially if Japan is playing), so they even have a special menu for just such an occasion. Granted, it may not be easy to watch the game while grilling your meat, but this restaurant will make you crave more with its delectable scents. It’s a major gathering space for rugby players! They plan to broadcast every match of the Rugby World Cup. A former rugby player himself, the owner just might commentate the matches for those who are new to the sport, too!

  • YAKINIKU Restart Nishi-Umeda Branch
    焼肉 リスタート 西梅田本店
    • Address Hanshin Bldg. 1F, 2 chome-1-14 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka City, Osaka
    • Nearest Station three-minute walk from JR Osaka Station, two-minute walk from Osaka Metro's Nishi-Umeda Station via the Yotsubashi Line, four-minute walk from Kitashinchi Station via the JR Tozai Line, and a three-minute walk from Umeda Station via the Hanshin Main Line.
    • Phone Number 050-3463-2115
    • Operating hours: 5:30 p.m. ~ 12 a.m. (L.O. 11 p.m., Last Drink Order by 11:30 p.m.)
      Charge: 2,500 yen (average cost)
      Closed: Sundays, holidays
      Website: https://yakiniku-restart.gorp.jp

5. Pumpkin Rocks: Watch your sporting events at the reservation-only party room!

5. Pumpkin Rocks: Watch your sporting events at the reservation-only party room!
Photo provided by: Pumpkin Rocks

It's a quick five-minute walk from Osaka Metro's Umeda Station via the Midosuji Line, as well as from Hankyu's Umeda Station. Pumpkin Rocks is set up on the basement floor of the Plaza Umeda Building. Usually only open for reservations, they open as a sports bar whenever there’s a major sporting event.

This spacious, fancy space is just like a party room and is the perfect sports viewing spot! With a projector, a 130-inch screen, and five 32-inch monitors, this room gives you a 360-degree view of your event for maximum enjoyment.

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Both food and drinks are served to match the style of the match! As they may already have reservations, please be sure to contact them before visiting.

Photo provided by: Pumpkin Rocks
  • Pumpkin Rocks
    Pumpkin Rocks
    • Address Plaza Umeda Bldg. B1, Taiyujicho 8-17, Kita-ku, Osaka City, Osaka
    • Nearest Station five-minute walk from Osaka Metro's Umeda Station via the Midosuji Line, five-minute walk from Osaka Metro's Higashi-Umeda Station via the Tanimachi Line, seven-minute walk from the Hankyu Line's Umeda Station, and a seven-minute walk from the Hanshin Main Line's Umeda Station.
    • Phone Number 050-3462-8519
    • Operating hours: 10 a.m. ~ 12 p.m. (L.O. 11 p.m.), please call beforehand.
      Charge: 3,500 yen (average cost)
      Closed: Reservation-based, irregular holidays
      Website: http://www.pumpkinrocks.com

Text by:Hihumi Isokazu

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

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