The nightlife in Fukuoka has a huge variety of venues where you can enjoy just about anything from a cup of ‘sake’ with friends in a quiet ‘izakaya’ to a crazy night of dancing at a top club.
Izakayas (Japanese pubs) exist on virtually every corner and offer wide array of alcoholic beverages and foods (both cooked and otherwise!). As Fukuoka is famed for its ‘shochu’ (a spirit made from either rice, wheat, barley or potato), a glass of shochu along with some ‘sashimi’ (raw fish) and you could easily be mistaken for a local!
If clubbing is more your thing, Fukuoka will have something to suit you. There’s an extraordinary variety of music, ranging from hip-hop to trance to regular Pop. Look out for ‘nomihodai’ (drink as much as you want) deals, which allow you to pay once at the door and then drink for free all night. Be aware that since about 2010, Japanese police have begun enforcing an old law that prohibits dancing after midnight or 1am, so most clubs don't allow dancing into the night anymore.
After Dark – Our Favourites
One of the best and cheapest nights out in town. Located on Oyafuko-dori in the middle of the entertainment district, Fubar is a top club with friendly staff and an eclectic mix of music to suit all tastes. Trying a ‘Jody Special’ cocktail is a must!
Fireball Sports Bar
A must for all sports fans. Whether you want to watch the local Fukuoka Softbank Hawks baseball team or sports from your home country, Fireball will have what you need! The food is great too!
The Happy Cock
Don’t let the name put you off – this club is regularly packed, and plays great dancing music all night long.
This self-styled “urban rock bar” is the hangout of choice for Western rock starts passing through Fukuoka. The décor fits the name, but in summer you’ll love the roof terrace!
British Pub Morris
A semi-traditional English pub in the middle of the nightlife area, offering Guinness on tap, and a wide range of pub food.
This bar distinguishes itself with its large stage, variety of live acts, and 100-yen beer nights!
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