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Kansai
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Honshu
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Osaka
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G Physique

One of Osaka’s friendliest gay bars.

Coming to Osaka? Want to get down all night at a quirky-but-friendly joint the city is known for? If the answer is “YAS!” then head to G Physique. The bar is an awesome way to start your night in the heart of the popular nightlife district Doyamacho, which is home to most LGBT-friendly bars in Osaka City.

In a neighborhood that has it all – from tiny gay bars overflowing with character to all-night lesbian dance parties – and a stop at G Physique is a must. Formerly known as Physique Pride, it’s a gay bar that’s laid-back and lively all at once with cheap drinks, no cover charge and a relaxed attitude. The casual space opened in 1993 and has long attracted fun-loving individuals regardless of gender or sexuality.

Which bar is next door?

The longtime owner, Hideki, is legendary in the community for his friendliness and service, both inside the bar and out. G Physique goes beyond being just LGBT friendly. It often supports human rights and HIV awareness initiatives sponsored by Osaka City government to give back to the community.

Foreigner friendly

Located in the same building as another bar, Explosion, G Physique is a perfect place to start your night out in Doyamacho. Lucky for travelers, G Physique is very accommodating to foreigners. The owner and other staff speak English and the menu has information available in English. In fact, an international crowd gathers here most nights, though the majority of people going here are gay men, typically in their 20s-30s.

The owner and customers are welcoming and the vibe is perpetually merry

G Physique is divided into two zones — a bar in the front and a back room with cocktail tables. The space is quite small and is generally packed, especially on weekends. But this shouldn’t deter you from stopping by. The owner and customers are welcoming and the vibe is perpetually merry. As is typical with gay haunts in the area, the space also functions as a karaoke bar, hosting events like karaoke competitions and shot nights.

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Things To Know

Hours and fees

G-Physique usually opens from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. The bar is closed on Tuesdays. Drinks typically cost around ¥700.

How To Get There

Address

Japan, 〒530-0027 Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Kita-ku, Dōyamachō, 8−23 サンヨー会館

By train

G Physique is located in Doyamacho, Osaka’s gay district, only about 8 minutes on foot from Osaka station or Umeda station. It’s located on a side street on the first floor of Sanyo Kaikan Building. (Map)

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