Osaka summer days may be hot, sticky and humid, but as the sun sets you’ll find yourself enveloped by a refreshing, cool breeze, the perfect weather for outdoor dining. Treat yourself to dinner or drinks with a wondrous view in one of our best rooftop bars in Osaka, Japan
Gracing the top of the Takashimaya department store in Namba, Absinthe Solaar gives off an intimate, romantic vibe in both its open terrace and indoor seating area. The restaurant and bar serves Mediterranean food, from European to Moroccan. If you’re just looking for a drink, head over to their cocktail bar and have one of their expert mixologists fix you up something delicious. Adorned with chandeliers and beautiful candle lighting, this bar and restaurant is a stunning place to grab a bite to eat or a relaxing drink.
8F Takashimaya department store, 5-1-18 Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan, +81 666 331 445
Takashimaya, Namba | ©Toshiyuki IMAI/Flickr
Rooftop Bar OO
Rooftop Bar OO
With a huge outdoor terrace and an electric ambiance, Rooftop Bar OO is the place be to be on a summer night. The inside lounge is filled with comfortable seating and soft lighting, the perfect environment for a relaxing drink. On a nice evening, head up to the outdoor area, which is decorated by a huge projector screen and a swimming pool. They are especially busy during sporting events with numbers going up to 1,000 people. The staff and clientele are incredibly friendly and lively, making this an incredibly fun place to visit.
7F New Japan Building, 2-3-28 Dotombori, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan, +81 505 797 83 36
Hyatt Regency Garden BBQ
From gourmet salads to desserts, the Hyatt Regency’s Garden BBQ has you covered. Only open in the summer months, every year they choose a theme for the BBQ. The dinner includes an all-you-can-drink service with free flowing wine and beer. Kids are welcome. Booking online is cheaper than tickets at the door so be sure to book ahead.
1-13-11 Nanko-Kita, Suminoe-Ku, Osaka, Japan, +81 661 212 34
Hankyu Poolside Beer Garden
Open during the summer months, the Hankyu Poolside Beer Garden creates a lively party atmosphere. Serving up an all-you-can-eat buffet as well as an all-you-can-drink bar, you can eat and drink until you drop. The beer garden is open to 500 people at a time, so it’s a great chance to meet people and make some new friends. Check out the poolside garden for a drink before you head out on the town.
Hankyu Terminal Building Rooftop, 1-1-4 Shibata, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan, +81 663 751 780
View of Osaka from Hankyu Building | ©RachelH_/Flickr
Come along to Dublin Garden with a huge group of friends if you’re in the mood for a party. Relax on the sheltered rooftop terrace while you grill yourself some burgers or hotdogs. The Dublin Garden offers an all-you-can-drink plan which lasts for two full hours. For big groups and private parties, Dublin Garden is absolutely perfect.
7F Zelkova Due, 2-1-5 Dotombori, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan, +81 662 131 122