Post by Stefan of Tokyo Whisky Hub
Takaba-san, the guy who runs the bar (get it? Takaba / Taka Bar – just say it a few times), was scouted by a former Suntory-executive who persuaded him to take over what used to be Suntory Old Bar, twenty-odd years ago. The opening of the revamped bar coincided with the birthday of German composer Johannes Brahms – something most people wouldn’t have been aware of but Takaba-san is the sort of guy who breathes classical music. Also here, there’s a Suntory connection: on a big screen to the left of the counter, there’s a non-stop stream of classical music – all performances from Suntory Hall in Tokyo. He’s got a whole library so if there’s something particular you want to hear, chances are he’ll have it.
Address: Sonezakishinchi 1-7-3, Kita-ku, Osaka
Hours: 18:00- (Mon-Sat)