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Glocal BAR Vibes

££ - £££Japanese, ,
1-5-6 Shimotori, Chuo-ku | 3F Arita Bld, Kumamoto 860-0807, Kumamoto Prefecture
+81 80-8350-9624
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“great guy” (4 reviews)
“sho chu” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Bar, Pub
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
1-5-6 Shimotori, Chuo-ku | 3F Arita Bld, Kumamoto 860-0807, Kumamoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic place. It's just a small bar but it's run with great charm and enthusiasm by Nori who has a huge knowledge and collection of shochu. We knew nothing about this Japanese drink which we were surprised to learn is more popular locally...More

Thank John W
noriyuki-yamashita, オーナー at Glocal BAR Vibes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear John W Thanks for coming my BAR. I'm rally glad you say ''enthusiasm'' to me man I love shochu culture but shochu drinking amount in Japan is 'down' from 2007. Who can stop this flow?? I feel you guys!! So I studied and visited...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time at this bar. The bartender is really fun and welcoming, speaks perfect english, and makes sure you pass a great moment. It proposes shochu, a not very well known japanese alcohol (at least for us), which taste like rhum. のりさんはやさしくて楽しいです。英語が話せます。...More

Thank David B
noriyuki-yamashita, オーナー at Glocal BAR Vibes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear David B Thanks for coming my BAR. That moment was brown sugar shochu day! We could enjoy brown sugar shochu with me and shochu maker! Super great night and I'm really glad you felt great at my BAR time! Please drink brown sugar shochu...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

A had an awesome time in that shochu paradise !! The owner is the friendliest guy ever, and he's keen on explaining everything about shochu ! It would be my headquarter for sure if I was living in Kumamoto ! Looking forward to seeing you...More

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noriyuki-yamashita, オーナー at Glocal BAR Vibes, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Dear customer Thanks for coming my BAR. We had great time with shochu! Our chat was super amazing I want to chat again with you! Please come back to here and chat again of course with Shochu!! Thanks from Glocal BAR Vibes

Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

I came to this bar on a weekday and was introduced to shochu by Nori, a knowledgeable host which spoke english fluently. I got to try different types of sochu and Nori told me passionately about the history and origins of each brand i tried....More

Thank Ola L
noriyuki-yamashita, オーナー at Glocal BAR Vibes, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Dear Ola L Thanks for coming my BAR. We had great 2 nights !! I can not forget our ramen after BAR as well! Let's chat with shochu again soon! Have a great life! Thanks from Glocal BAR Vibes

Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

I went here last night and had an amazing experience. Nori san gave a great introduction to shochu, detailing the difference between traditional and trendy types and the different ingredients. I sampled each of the ingredient types and the brown sugar was my favourite. It...More

Thank Luke B
noriyuki-yamashita, オーナー at Glocal BAR Vibes, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2018

Dear Luke B Thanks for coming my BAR. I'm really glad you felt super amazing time! Hope we can drink again of course shochu! Talk more about dream !! Thanks from Nori and Thanks from Glocal BAR Vibes

Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Spent my last night in japan here, had great time and memorable experience. The place was a bit hard to find but you can meet crazy fun friendly host Nori. He has knowledge about japanese sochu and explains it well. It was sad that i...More

Thank 명철 정
noriyuki-yamashita, オーナー at Glocal BAR Vibes, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2018

Dear 명철 정 Thanks for coming my BAR. We could enjoy my BAR and night time life in Kumamoto because of your 4 am bus really thanks! I enjoyed!! You are really positive and well communication guy so I let you to take a nap...More

Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

If you’re looking for a place to hang out for a quiet drink alone or with friends, this is the place to be! Nori, the bar tender and co-owner of the place makes you feel at ease immediately when you step into the space. His...More

Thank Benedict G
noriyuki-yamashita, オーナー at Glocal BAR Vibes, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Dear Benedict G Thanks for coming my BAR. Yes we could spend really good time. I will study about shochu more and more before your coming back. I really remember Aka-zake (赤酒) experience with you! See you again! Thanks from Glocal BAR 芋vibes

Reviewed 7 January 2018

As tourists that knew very little about shochu and spoke very little Japanese, my friends and I had absolutely no idea what to expect when we entered. Now that my trip is over, I can honestly claim that the hour I spent there was definitely...More

Thank Jim X
noriyuki-yamashita, オーナー at Glocal BAR Vibes, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Dear Jim X Thanks for coming my BAR. I'm really glad to read your comment. You looks so enjoyed my bar also i enjoyed with 'our time'. I will keep my style to transmit shochu culture to the world by really friendly service. That can...More

Reviewed 1 December 2017

I heard about Glocal Bar Imo Vibes from friends in NYC and could not wait to visit. Before visiting I was told the owner (Nori) was super enthusiastic about shochu and had an extensive selection available. Both of these things are true. As a shochu...More

Thank neal22
noriyuki-yamashita, オーナー at Glocal BAR Vibes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2017

Dear neal22 Thanks for coming my BAR and your commend makes me really happy . Yes I love kyusyu and kumamoto and kagoshima, I was born in Kagoshima in kyusyu so O love my country. Close up our country is cheer up our country i...More

Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

I was only in Kumamoto for two nights while I traveled through Japan. My host showed me this Shochu bar my first night and I had to come back for my second. This place is amazing! Small but cozy and the bartender/owner Nori is great...More

Thank bkerill87
noriyuki-yamashita, オーナー at Glocal BAR Vibes, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Dear bkerill87 Thanks for coming my BAR and we spent really amazing shochu talking time. Your hospitality to Hongkong guy was also amazing! kind! Please come back to here and next time we should go to shochu maker together know more local by global eyes!...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$32
Cuisine
Japanese, Bar, Pub
Meals
Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
20:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
20:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
20:00 - 23:30
Thursday
20:00 - 23:30
Friday
20:00 - 23:30
Saturday
20:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-5-6 Shimotori, Chuo-ku | 3F Arita Bld, Kumamoto 860-0807, Kumamoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kyushu  >  Kumamoto Prefecture  >  Kumamoto
  • Phone Number: +81 80-8350-9624
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Description
The BAR of the Japanese , by the Japanese , for the world! Owner traveled 13 countries so that can speak broken English and slung . And owner visited over 79 maker where makes Japanese alcohol(beer , wine , Sake , Shochu) so our explanation for your drink is super professional ! We will talk about Foods and drinks 's history and background by English. We believe everything has background and history, We need to tell that is our duty! Treat Japanese traditional Foods or alcohol and with friendly talking!! think 'Global' act & introduce 'Local' Glocal! Also you can hang out with local Japanese people by local drink!! Sometimes we introduce nice restaurant and club, so this is kind of information BAR as well!! English conversation Japanese hospitality is our motto !! Drink Local , makes friends with Global ppl!! ※if Monday is our Japanese holiday , we will open on Sunday and close Monday. So if you want to come to on Sunday, just let me know! sometimes we have happy chance to meet!!
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