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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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Japanese, Bar, Pub
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$$ - $$$
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1-5-6 Shimotori, Chuo-ku | 3F Arita Bld, Kumamoto 860-0807, Kumamoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Thank 730eduardc
noriyuki-yamashita, マネージャー at Glocal BAR Vibes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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
Thank PhoebeTanggy
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
Thank buckykatt99
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
Thank federica l
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

Reviewed July 13, 2018

Nari really knows his shochu. He told us that he has visited every distillery on his shelves ... and I believe him. He serves up his specialties with flair, knowing the nuances of every flavor you are about to experience. If you want to know...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Tsuboimachi
noriyuki-yamashita, オーナー at Glocal BAR Vibes, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2018

Dear Tsuboimachi Thanks for coming my BAR. I visited 80 makers where makes alcohol , and mainly 'shochu maker' of course ! Every products has history and tell that is our duty as well! Let's drink with me and local friends again that is 'shochu...More

Reviewed July 13, 2018

The master explains the very detail of what you drink. I would say it's not cheap but it feels like you're one of them. Maybe that's alcohol power, I'm not sure but generally this is a must-visit bar. I saw almost every shochu I know...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank kimkwwj
noriyuki-yamashita, オーナー at Glocal BAR Vibes, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2018

Dear kimkwwj Thanks for coming my BAR. Explain our drink to customers is our duty. That's BAR! I want you guys to feel 'home' here. Local drink can make Global memory man! Come back again and go to shochu maker with me!! Thanks from Glocal...More

Reviewed June 12, 2018

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

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank 158JohnW158
noriyuki-yamashita, オーナー at Glocal BAR Vibes, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2018

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 May 28, 2018

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

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank David B
noriyuki-yamashita, オーナー at Glocal BAR Vibes, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2018

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

Reviewed May 6, 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

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Discover689605
noriyuki-yamashita, オーナー at Glocal BAR Vibes, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
Average prices
$13 - $31
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
8:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Friday
8:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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. English conversation & Japanese hospitality is here! Owner visited over 80 maker where makes Japanese alcohol(beer , wine , Sake , Shochu) so our explanation for your drink is super professional ! Signature is 'Shochu' local distilled alcohol!! We will talk about 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 close on Sunday and Monday.
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