Okayama

Bar Rude Boy
7-5 Family Building 2F, Togiya-cho
+81 086-222-8120
M,W-Sa 8PM-4AM; to 12AM Su

An upbeat reggae bar; the space is small, but there's enough room for a DJ and good irie.

Aussie Bar
1-10-21 Ekimae-cho
+81 086-223-5930‎
¥3000 for all you can drink (from 11PM)
7AM-3AM, later on weekends

An Oz-themed bar with Victoria Bitter and other brews from Down Under — look for the yellow sign by the Nishiki Canal Walk.

Bar Towser
1-2-5 Rarikku Building 4F, Honmachi
+81 086-225-7117
Tu-Su 6PM-2AM

Look for the kitty silhouette. They serve cocktails and bourbon, with beer and bar food available as well.

Jazz Piano Bar
〒700-0815 岡山市野田屋町1丁目11-10 清水ビル3F
086 (222) 8162
Hours 20:00-25:00
From Okayama Station east exit, walk down Momotaro Dori for about 7 minutes. Turn left just before the high-rise Grace Towers. Take an immediate right on the diagonal road. Jazz Piano Bar is on 3F in a smaller building behind Grace Towers.

Tucked away on a back street, this place is cozy, relaxing, and looks straight out of a movie. It is the most perfect little jazz spot ever. The proprietor is friendly and can speak English. Between occasional live events, staff entertains on the piano and bass. A full bar and light snacks are available. Cover charge is ¥300.

Bar Hips
1-2-4 Marunouchi
+81 086-232-1230
Tu-Su 10PM-4AM
Tram to Shiroshita

A popular bar among locals and visitors alike, across from Ishiyama Park. Among the liquors on the menu is Okinawa-style awamori — best on the rocks.

Bar Vagabond
6-27 Waka Building 1F, Heiwa-cho
+81 086-233-2526
Tu-Sa 7PM-2AM

A well-stocked wine cellar and whiskeys from around the world.

Hau 'Oli Kitchen
1-7-15 Nodaya-cho
+81 086-239-3534‎
6PM-3AM, later on weekends

This small, friendly bar's atmosphere and theme are Hawaiian, although the bar food is mostly seafood and Italian.

Pinball Cafe
4-18 Honmachi
+81 086-222-6966
11:30AM-3PM, 5PM-2AM

Friendly and welcoming American themed bar and cafe with a wide variety of cocktails as well as all the standard fare. A good selection of Japanese and Western food is served until the early hours, but come early for a reasonably priced and surprisingly good lunch set. If you're lucky you may even catch the owner performing live with his 1950s rock band, an occasion not to be missed.