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Top 10 Foreigner-Friendly Bars and Clubs in Nagoya

Dance till dawn in Japan’s often overlooked central city.

Despite being Japan’s fourth-largest city and a regional transport hub for the central Chubu Region, many travelers pass on visiting Nagoya. Sucks for them though, because they are missing out on a seriously chill city with tons of nightlife and good eats.

While it’s easy to get sucked into the tourist traps of overpopulated cities like Tokyo and Kyoto, going out for a night on the town in Nagoya feels more authentic.

Nagoya city's skyline with Nagoya Tower.

Nagoya city’s skyline with Nagoya Tower.

Do you want to check out a traditional Japanese pub, enjoy some live music, or dance until sunrise? Take your pick, Nagoya’s got it all.

To make your choice easier, here’s a guide to the top 10 foreigner-friendly bars and nightclubs in Nagoya.

Orca Nagoya

Orca Nightclub foreigner friendly bar in Nagoya Japan

Photo by: Orca Nagoya Ready to get sweaty?

Orca has three rooms for you to dance your heart out in — a hip-hop room, EDM room, and top 20 DJ room. The club hosts the most popular national and international DJs of the club scene including Steve Aoki and DJ Kaori.

Stay until closing and you’ll receive a discount for nearby Club Sango, which is the Orca after-party club. Your ID will be checked at the door so don’t forget your passport or residence card or you won’t be able to join the party!

  • Hours: 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday to Thursday; until 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday
  • Cover charge: Varies from ¥1000 to ¥3000 depending on what time you arrive; free for ladies including one drink from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Average drink price: ¥500
  • Sakae Nanairo Bldg.11F / 12F, 3-17-15 Nishiki, Naka-ku, Nagoya, 460-0003, Aichi Prefecture, Japan - Map
  • https://orca.nagoya/

Bar Mexigan Sakae

Bar Mexigan Sakae Foreigner friendly bar Nagoya

Photo by: Elisabeth Llopis Corona, tacos, and amigos in a relaxed atmosphere.

The Mexigan is a mix between a Mexican restaurant and a sports bar. Order at the counter when you come in and it will be served to your table later. During Amigo hour, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., drinks are half price! Good music, good ambiance, and good beer make for a good drinking hole. There’s also another location close to Nagoya Station with pole dance shows and DJ parties!

  • Hours: 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. Tuesday to Thursday; until 4 a.m. Friday and Saturday; until 1 a.m. Sunday, Monday and holidays
  • Cover charge: Free
  • Average drink price: ¥500
  • Sunstained Building 1F, 3-19-27 Nishiki, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, 460-0003, Japan - Map
  • http://www.mexigan.jp/ (Japanese only)

BJ American Dining Bar

BJ's American Dining Bar foreigner-friendly bar Nagoya Japan

Photo by: Elisabeth Llopis We here at GaijinPot Travel love a good pole dancing show.

One of the best American-themed bars in Nagoya spiced up with professional pole dancing and fire performances! BJ American Dining Bar has a classy and friendly atmosphere making it a good place to start or end your night.

  • Hours: 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday to Thursday and Sunday; until 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday
  • Cover charge: Free
  • Average drink price: ¥700
  • Miyagi Building 1F, 3-14-22 Nishiki, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, 460-0003, Japan - Map
  • https://bj.owst.jp/en/

Mybar

Mybar foreigner-friendly bar Nagoya Japan

Photo by: Elisabeth Llopis An international party.

A favorite meetup among both foreigners and locals, Mybar is filled to the brim with international clientele every night of the week. Their combination of western and Latin food comes in big portions that are perfect to share with friends. The bar is at its most electrifying on Saturdays from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. but you can expect good music and food always.

  • Hours: 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. Tuesday to Saturday, until 12 a.m. Sunday and Monday
  • Cover charge: ¥1,000 with one drink during events
  • Average drink price ¥700
  • Tate no Machi Building B1, 3-6-15 Nishiki, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, 460-0003, Japan - Map
  • https://www.facebook.com/mybarnagoya/

The Rock Aussie Sports Bar & Grill

The Rock foreigner-friendly bar in Nagoya Japan

Photo by: The Rock Nagoya Try the kangaroo burger!

Here’s your chance to try a kangaroo burger, Aussie style. If that doesn’t float your boat, The Rock’s crocodile nuggets and homemade meat pies are also really popular and tasty. Wash it down with their great selection of Australian beers.

Every Thursday, sing your heart out during karaoke. They have a great happy hour on weeknights from 5:30 p.m to 7 p.m., so you can get drunk enough to try that kangaroo for cheap.

  • Hours: 5:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday to Thursday; until 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday
  • Cover charge: Free
  • Average drink price: ¥600
  • Aster Plaza Building 2F, 4-14-6 Sakae, Nagoya, Aichi, 460-0008, Japan - Map
  • https://www.therockjapan.com/

The Emporium

The Emporium foreigner-friendly club in Nagoya Japan

Photo by: The Emporium Living after midnight.

The Emporium is the hottest spot to experience the Nagoya club scene. The London-style nightclub has been open for over two decades and touts great music and fantastic vibes. Enjoy the ambiance and dance until you can’t dance no more!

  • Hours: 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.; Closed Monday and Thursday
  • Cover charge: ¥1000 with two drink tickets for ladies; ¥1500 with two drink tickets for men (¥2000 on weekends)
  • Average drink price: ¥500
  • Pivot Lion Building 9F, 3-10-14 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, 460-0008, Japan - Map
  • https://the-emporium.net/

Club Mago

Club Mago foreigner-friendly club in Nagoya Japan

Photo by: Masashi Hayashi Turn it up!

DJs from all around the world come to disperse their beats over Club Mago’s high-quality sound system. The club has two dance floors, focusing mostly on techno and house music. On the second Saturday of the month, the club hosts a “Smash” party with a special guest DJ which, of course, is the perfect time to get smashed.

  • Hours: 7 p.m. till late depending on special events
  • Cover charge: Varies depending on events
  • Average drink price: ¥600
  • Unryu Flex West Building B2F, 2-1-9 Shin Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, 460-0007, Japan - Map
  • http://club-mago.co.jp/ (Japanese only)

Club JB’S

Club JB's foreigner-friendly club Nagoya JapanPhoto by: Club JB's

The playlist at Club JB’s is wild. Expect to hear everything under the sun including hip-hop, jazz, house, Eurobeat, J-Pop, and anime theme songs. The club hosts live concerts, dance performances, and international DJs regularly.

  • Hours: Varies
  • Cover charge: ¥1,500 to ¥3500 depending on the event
  • Average drink price: ¥600
  • Marumi Tourist Building B1F, 4-3-15 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, 460-0008, Japan - Map
  • http://www.club-jbs.jp/

Salsa Club & Bar EL COCO

Salsa club el coco foreigner-friendly club Nagoya Japan

Photo by: Salsa Club & Bar EL COCO A real-life depiction of El Coco’s salsa night.

Spice it up with a little Latin flair and dance to salsa, bachata, and merengue music. Everyone in Nagoya who likes Latin music knows El Coco — it’s the oldest salsa club in the city. The bar holds salsa dance parties on the weekend, but you can take a lesson beforehand if you want to perfect your shimmy first.

  • Hours: 7 p.m. to midnight Friday; 6:30 p.m. til late Saturday; 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday
  • Cover charge: ¥1500 including a ¥500 drink ticket (lessons have additional charges)
  • Average drink price: ¥500
  • Tower Building 6F, 3-15-10 Nishiki, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, 460-0003, Japan - Map
  • http://www.elcoco.jp/ (Japanese only)

HUB Nagoya Sakae

HUB Sakae foreigner-friendly bar Nagoya

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Located in Nagoya’s saucy red-light district Sakae, this British-style pub is good for casual drinks, meetups, or simply catching a game of football. HUB’s reasonably-priced food and drinks make it a hotspot for millennial travelers and young locals looking to mix with foreigners. Though branches of the HUB can be found all over Japan, the Sakae location is one of the most hype foreigner-friendly bars in Nagoya.

  • Hours: 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday to Thursday; until 5 a.m. Friday and Saturday; until midnight Sunday; Happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily
  • Cover charge: Free
  • Average drink price: ¥500
  • 3-22-7 Nishiki, Naka-ku, ARK Building 1F, Nagoya 460-0003, Aichi Prefecture, Japan - Map
  • https://www.pub-hub.com/index.php/en/shop/detail/36