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Glocal BAR Vibes

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2019 Winner
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Reviewed May 6, 2019

Unbelievable to find an incredible drinking establishment in Kumamoto – Glocal Bar has an unbelievable selection of sochus to imbibe. You will definitely fine one that you like…the hard part will be to try to find it elsewhere when you leave! The owner/proprietor is an...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank nakamark
noriyuki-yamashita, オーナー at Glocal BAR Vibes, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2019

Dear nakamark Thanks for coming to our BAR mate! I'm really glad because you guys could enjoy my BAR and also Japanese shochu culture!! Shochu has more than 500 years histories and really common drink for Japanese people. If Global people could know about our...More

Reviewed April 28, 2019

From the second my partner and I came in, the owner Nori made us feel at home and sat us down and introduced himself and asked where we were from. Having lived in Melbourne, Australia 18 years ago, he was thrilled it have us Melbournians...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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noriyuki-yamashita, オーナー at Glocal BAR Vibes, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2019

Dear Wander448036 Thanks for coming to our BAR mate! I stayed in AUS for my working holiday so I feel AUS is my 2nd hometown !! Because of staying in AUS , I can speak friendly English now , so that I can explain Japanese...More

Reviewed April 19, 2019 via mobile

Had a great trip here and sampled four different types of shochu. The owner is Super friendly and it’s really informative for those wanting to better understand the drink, it’s history and how it’s madeMore

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank AlexTara
noriyuki-yamashita, オーナー at Glocal BAR Vibes, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2019

Dear AlexTara Thanks for coming to our BAR mate! I'm really glad cuz you guys looks enjoyed about our BAR , Shochu culture !!! But one of super memorial thing for me was ''you guys cared about my Son'' !! I'm really happy cuz of...More

Reviewed February 16, 2019

Nori-san is a man with passion for shochu. This distilled alcohol is misknown in the world, but he works truly hard to change this ! The atmosphere here is cosy and friendly. You can enjoy one (or more !) of the numerous shochus while Nori...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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noriyuki-yamashita, オーナー at Glocal BAR Vibes, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2019

Dear dvalinlegris Thanks for coming to our BAR mate! I'm really goad to hear u , became to love shochu by our BAR!! Shochu has more than 500 years history in Japan , and so common drink! Let's drink history and taste!! Come back again...More

Reviewed January 24, 2019 via mobile

Had a drink here for our last night in kumamoto. We knew kyushu is known for shochu so we decided to come here to learn more about this Japanese drink. The owner Nori san is Very polite, welcoming, knowledge and is very enthusiastic about shochu....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank chefIpad
noriyuki-yamashita, オーナー at Glocal BAR Vibes, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2019

Dear chefIpad Thanks for coming to our BAR mate! I really love Shochu culture and want to transmit this beautiful culture to all over the world! So that local shochu culture can be Global culture !! That is my 'GLOCAL' think also!! You guys were...More

Reviewed November 29, 2018

Glocal Bar Vibes is a great place to visit if you are looking to have a nice drink an a cozy japanese bar and learn more about the japanese traditional culture of Shochu. Nori-San is one of the greatest bar tenders I ever met. 100%...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Pedro C
noriyuki-yamashita, オーナー at Glocal BAR Vibes, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2018

Dear Pedro C Thanks for coming to our BAR mate! I really love Shochu culture and want to transmit this beautiful culture to all over the world! So that local shochu culture can be Global culture !! That is my 'GLOCAL' think also!! Drink shochu...More

Reviewed November 11, 2018

Glocal BAR Vibes is a pub specialized in Shochu, a very common drink in Japan often overlooked by foreign visitors. Nori, the pub owner, is passionate about this drink and constantly travels around Japan to find new distilleries and acquire new Shochus, leading to an...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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noriyuki-yamashita, マネージャー at Glocal BAR Vibes, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2018

Dear 730eduardc Thanks for coming to our BAR mate! We spent super fun night and I am really glad because you looks really enjoyed shochu and our time!!! Next time we should go to shochu maker together ! Global people can enjoy Local culture! That...More

Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

THE place to equip your knowledge about shochu if you only have a short time on your trip to learn about this craft, or before you head out to southern Kyushu for any shocho tour. The owner Nori grew up in Kagoshima and is passionate...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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noriyuki-yamashita, オーナー at Glocal BAR Vibes, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Dear PhoebeTanggy Thanks for coming to our BAR mate! I am really glad because you looks really enjoyed my BAR and shochu! I hope I can meet your family next time and drink shochu together! Normal air pressure distillation sweet potato shochu with hot water...More

Reviewed August 25, 2018

I really recommend this bar where you can try more than 200 different types of Shochu, a traditional Japanese distilled alcoholic beverage not to be confused with sake. Nori-San, the cool and friendly owner, is the best bartender I've ever known. He has a sincere...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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noriyuki-yamashita, オーナー at Glocal BAR Vibes, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

Dear buckykatt99 Thanks for coming to our BAR mate! We could talk about shochu and your travel ! I was really glad when you asked me about 'Which shochu is good??' at air port. Yes shochu has long culture and Japanese signature as well! Hope...More

Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Special experience in Kumamoto in this pub where the owner Nori-San explained us the story of Shochu, a drink that we did not know. We really recommend this place for the atmosphere and the wonderful experience we lived!

Date of visit: August 2018
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noriyuki-yamashita, オーナー at Glocal BAR Vibes, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

Dear federica l Shochu has more than 500 years history, our duty is transmit shochu culture not only in Japan but also in the world! Whenever you have questions for shochu , ask us! And drink again our global mates! Thanks from Glocal BAR Vibes

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