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Hello, this is Kei! How are you guys doing?
I will explain 「GIRLS BAR」 today.
◆What is 「GIRLS BAR」？
In Japan, 「GIRLS BAR」 is a bar where a female bartender stands at the counter and serves food and alcohol to the customers. It is very similar to 「SNACK」, but a little different.
Let’s see what is difference!
- Differences in the age range of employees
Most women who work in 「GIRLS BAR」 are in their late teens to early twenties, but most 「SNACK」 are in their late twenties to early forties.
- Differences in customer base
Most of the customers at 「GIRLS BAR」 are in their 20s to early 30s, but 「SNACK」 has a wide range of customers from 30s to 70s.
- Differences in the way customers are served in the bar
In Japan, 「SNACK」 that has obtained the “Entertainment Business No. 1 License” are allowed to entertain customers, but 「GIRLS BAR」 that has obtained the “Notification of Establishment of a Restaurant Providing Late Night Alcoholic Beverages” are considered to be restaurants, so they are not allowed to entertain customers by lighting their cigarettes or holding their hands.
※The exception：「GIRLS BAR」 that are open until midnight and have obtained the “adult entertainment business No. 1 license.
「GIRLS BAR」 does not have “Mom”, but 「SNACK」 does.
- 5) Differences in bill payment ( post-payment)
It is not possible to make a “bill payment” at 「GIRLS BAR」, but some 「SNACK」 does.
- Different atmosphere in the bar
「GIRLS BAR」 has a “flashy” atmosphere, while 「SNACK」 has a more relaxed atmosphere.
- Difference in the number of employees
In 「GIRLS BAR」, there are always at least two girls on duty, even in a small bar, but in 「SNACK」, there is “Mom” who runs the place by herself.
※Some of the larger 「GIRLS BAR」 have more than 20 girls on duty.
- Differences in employees’ personalities
「GIRLS BAR」 has a lot of cheerful, flirtatious girls who talk a lot, while 「SNAC」K has a lot of calm, good-listening girls.
- Differences in sales styles
In general, 「GIRLS BAR」 is not obligated to exchange contact information with their customers, but hostesses at 「SNACK」 do exchange contact information and conduct sales activities such as contacting customers to thank them or ask them to accompany them.
◆What is the appeal of 「GIRLS BAR」?
Let’s take a look at the next four things that make 「GIRLS BAR」 so special!
- Business hours
Many bars are open until late at night, so you can use them for the third or fourth party.
It’s more expensive than a typical bar, but cheaper than Cabaret Club, so you can easily go out for a drink.
- There is a good chance you will get a girlfriend.
There are a lot of inexperienced amateurs working in 「GIRLS BAR」, so they are easier to pick up than you might think. If they are close to your age, your chances will be even higher.
- Fun to choose
There are various “concept” 「GIRLS BAR」 all over Japan, so you can find the one that suits you best while having fun.
◆What is the price of 「GIRLS BAR」?
The pricing of 「GIRLS BAR」 can be divided into the following nine categories.
Let’s take a look at them in order.
- Set Price
This is the basic fee that must be paid when you take your seat. A set fee starts at 1,000 yen for one set (60 minutes) at cheaper bars, and about 5,000 yen for one set (60 minutes) at more expensive bars. You can drink as much as you want during the time, or the first drink is free, it depends on the bar, so be sure to check before you enter.
- Extension Fee
Extension fees also vary from bar to bar. For example, some bars will automatically add another set after one set (60 minutes), while others will add half the price of one set for 30 minutes each. If you want to leave after one set, just tell the staff when you enter and they will let you know when it’s time.
- Nomination Fee
A fee incurred when you nominate a girl. Most bars don’t have a nomination system, but in the rare cases where they do, the fee is between 500 yen and 2,000 yen. Some bars that have legal problems with letting customers “nominate” girls may change the name to “request” instead of “nomination.
- Drink & Food
A charge incurred when you order a drink or food in a bar, which is not a problem if you enter the bar for one set (60 minutes) of all-you-can-drink and order from the all-you-can-drink menu provided by the bar, but if you order a drink or food outside the all-you-can-drink menu, you will be charged separately.
Also, of course, if you let the girl drink, it will be added to the price. The drink menu is usually priced from 500 yen per drink. However, if you want a glass of wine or a glass of champagne, the price will be around 1,500 yen or 2,000 yen per glass.
Depending on how much you drink and how often you visit the bar, you may be able to save more money by buying a bottle, so do calculations on that.
However, there is something you should be aware of. If you want to buy a bottle, please make sure that the bar has a bottle keeping system before you buy it.
The bottle keeping system means that if you are unable to finish your drink that day, the bar will keep the rest for you so that you can drink it again the next time you visit.
Except for wine, champagne, and other liquors that don’t last long once opened, you can keep brandy, whiskey, and other liquors that last a long time. If the bar doesn’t have a bottle keeping system, the remainder is discarded, which is a waste of money. haha
- Karaoke Fee
The price of karaoke also varies from bar to bar, some include it in the set price, others charge 200 yen per song. Some charge tickets, and some charge no fee if you enter the VIP room.
- Game Fee
Most bars with darts machines charge 100 yen per game.
There was also a bar that offered fortune telling for 500 yen a time. haha
- V IP Room Fee
The price to enter a VIP room. Some luxury 「GIRLS BAR」 has VIP rooms. The price varies from bar to bar, but some charge an extra 3,000 yen per person per set (60 minutes), while others charge 30,000 yen for an entire room per set (60 minutes).
「GIRLS BAR」 is restaurant, so the girls are only supposed to do waitressing duties once they leave the counter. It depends on the type of business license, but in general, just because a customer enters a VIP room doesn’t mean they will sit next to you.
- Credit Card Fee
This is the fee for paying by credit card. 10% to 20% will be added to the bill.
- Service Charge & Consumption Tax
This also varies from bar to bar. Some bars charge 30% including consumption tax and service charge, while others charge 15% service charge and 10% consumption tax. In general, however, the tax is included in the price.
That’s it for the price explanation.
◆「GIRLS BAR」 Operation Hour
Most of the 「GIRLS BAR」 is open until late at night, so the bar opens late. The ones that open early start around 7:00 p.m., and the ones that stay open late until 7:00 the next morning. By the way, most bars are closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays.
◆Who is suited to go to 「GIRLS BAR」
- Want to talk with young girls at a reasonable price.
- Want to drink in a lively place.
- Want to talk with girls of your generation since it is your early twenties.
- Want the girls to listen to your karaoke at 「GIRLS BAR」.
- Want to take home a girl from 「GIRLS BAR」.
- Want to use it for the second or third party.
- Want to talk to a variety of girls, not just one-on-one.
◆Who is NOT suited to go to GIRLS BAR
- Not a fan of young girls.
- Want to drink alone and quietly.
- Don’t have money or time.
- Memories fade when drinking.
- Become arrogant when drinking.
- Don’t want to make the girl order anything.
- Complaining when seeing a girl you like talking with other customers.
- Don’t feel comfortable in a place with a lot of customers in their 20s.
◆Dress code for 「GIRLS BAR」?
There is no dress code in 「GIRLS BAR」 because you can even go to 「GIRLS BAR」 with sandals and half pants.
◆Where is 「GIRLS BAR」 at?
There were 1,561 「GIRLS BAR」 listed on the major information sites by itself, so I think there are actually twice as many as listed. This means that there are more than 3,000 「GIRLS BAR」 in Japan, which means there is 「GIRLS BAR」 in every entertainment district. I’ll show you the areas where you can find 「GIRLS BAR」!
Hokkaido Prefecture: Susukino
Miyagi Prefecture: Sendai Station/Kokubun-cho
Fukushima Prefecture: Koriyama Station/Fukushima Station
Iwate Prefecture: Odori
Akita Prefecture: Omachi
Niigata Prefecture: Niigata Station/Furumachi
Nagano Prefecture: Minami Chitose, Nagano City
Yamanashi Prefecture: Kofu-city Chuo
Toyama Prefecture: Sakuramachi, Toyama city
Ishikawa Prefecture：Horikawa Shinmachi
Ibaraki Prefecture: Sakae-machi, Koga-shi Higashi
Tochigi Prefecture: Shukugo, Kyokushi-machi
Gunma Prefecture: Renjaku-cho, Yashima-cho
Chiba Prefecture: Funabashi, Matsudo, Katsutadai, Hanasaki-cho
Saitama Prefecture: Nishikawaguchi, Kitaurawa, Omiya
Tokyo Prefecture: Ginza, Akihabara, Ueno, Kinshicho, Shinbashi, Kabukicho, Roppongi, Shibuya, Ikebukuro, Ebisu
Kanagawa Prefecture: Kannai, Kawasaki, Sakuragicho, Naka-ku, Mizonokuchi
Shizuoka Prefecture: Sakanacho, Kajicho
Aichi Prefecture: Kanayama, Nishiki, Naka Ward
Gifu Prefecture: Hanemachi, Kanemachi
Mie Prefecture: Tsu City Hasshocho, City Suwa Sakae-cho
Shiga Prefecture: Kusatsu Station, Seta Station
Kyoto Prefecture: Ponto-cho, Gion, Kiyamachi, Kawaramachi
Nara Prefecture: Kashihara City, Nara Station, Shin-Omiya Station, Oji Station
Osaka Prefecture: Namba, Umeda, Kitashinchi, Nishinakajima, Tennoji
Wakayama Prefecture: Shinnai
Hyogo Prefecture: Himeji, Sannomiya, Nishinomiya
Okayama Prefecture: Okayama Station, Kurashiki Station, Chuo-cho, Yanagimachi
Hiroshima Prefecture：Shintenchi, Nagarekawacho
Fukuoka Prefecture: Kokura, Nakasu, Tenjin, Hakata Station
Oita Prefecture: Hita, Miyako Town, Kitahama
Kumamoto Prefecture: Shimodori
Kagoshima Prefecture: Astronomical Museum, Sennichicho
Okinawa Prefecture：Kume, Ishigakijima
It seems that 「GIRLS BAR」 are opening not only in the entertainment districts, but also in front of train stations.
◆What types of 「GIRLS BAR」 are there?
There is a wide range of 「GIRLS BAR」, from regular bars where you can work in casual clothes to concept-type bars with uniforms. Let me introduce you to just a few of the types that I know of!
・Bikini (Swimsuit) 「GIRLS BAR」
A sexy 「GIRLS BAR」 where girls in swimsuits serve you. When I go to this bar, all I can do is look at the girls’ tits. haha “Sir, please look at my face when you talk to me! You’re looking at my tits too much! I’ve been warned like that. haha
・Oiran-style 「GIRLS BAR」
A sexy 「GIRLS BAR」 where girls dressed with Oiran-style serve you. It reminds me of the good old days in Japan, when the women of the old brothels were so glamorous and gorgeous. It’s an unreal space to enjoy.
・Kimono (Japanese dress) 「GIRLS BAR」
Japanese style 「GIRLS BAR」 where girls in kimonos serve you. Most of the bars have a Japanese taste and consistently express a Japanese world. They express the beauty of kimono, a traditional Japanese costume, to the fullest. I think that girls who look good in kimono are really beautiful.
・Ninja (Kunoichi) 「GIRLS BAR」
「GIRLS BAR」 where girls dressed as ninjas serve you. Are they ninjas from Iga or Kouga? A humorous place where you can immerse yourself in the ninja world. It’s great for ninja lovers.
・Cabin attendant (CA) 「GIRLS BAR」
「GIRLS BAR」 where the girls serve you in cabin attendant uniforms. Cabin attendants are a man’s dream, aren’t they! You couldn’t talk to them on the plane, but you can talk to them in this bar! Welcome to the flight of love! haha
・Pajama 「GIRLS BAR」
「GIRLS BAR」 where the girls serve you in their pajamas. I think it’s the most relaxing and homey atmosphere among the 「GIRLS BAR」 with uniforms. Plus, it’s exciting to imagine what the girls would look like in the bedroom if you were to have a sexual relationship with them. haha
・Policewomen in Miniskirts 「GIRLS BAR」
「GIRLS BAR」 where the girls serve you as policewomen in miniskirts. It’s for people who get off on policewomen’s uniforms. Girls with long legs look especially good in these uniforms, so it’s good for leg fetishists, too. haha
・Chubby 「GIRLS BAR」
「GIRLS BAR」 where chubby (fat) girls serve you. It’s a kind of fetish world. There are some men who are called “fat lovers” who are only attracted to fat women, and according to them, they can’t get enough of their chubby bodies.
・Bunny 「GIRLS BAR」
Sexy 「GIRLS BAR」 where girls in bunny girl costumes serve you. I think this bunny 「GIRLS BAR」 has the largest number of bars in the cosplay category. But that’s just how popular they are, isn’t it? The bunny hair bands are cute, and the body suits and stockings are very sexy. They look especially good on girls with large tits.
・Maid 「GIRLS BAR」
Moe-type 「GIRLS BAR」 where girls in maid uniforms serve you. They call the customers “masters” and hold various events to entertain you. The age range of the girls is probably the lowest among 「GIRLS BAR」.
There are also many other types of 「GIRLS BAR」, such as sports bars where you can watch sports on a large screen inside the bar, navy-inspired bars, ocean or mountain-inspired bars, and bars specializing in planetariums.
How was it guys? Was it fun? haha
There are so many 「GIRLS BAR」s with different concepts, it’s hard to decide which one is right for you. Finally, I’ll introduce you to 「GIRLS BAR」 that I sometimes go to.
It’s a small bar with about ten seats at the counter, and there are always at least three girls. And since it’s not a uniform bar, so everyone wears whatever they want. I guess the homey atmosphere is the selling point.
The girls’ level is 50 out of 100, but 80% are college girls, so they’re pretty fresh! The system is one set (60 minutes), and there are two different courses to choose from. The first one is “1,000 yen per set (60 minutes), drinks and food are extra. The other is the “All you can drink course for 3,000 yen per set (60 minutes).
I always choose the 1,000 yen per set (60 minutes) course because I keep a bottle and it is cheaper. haha I drop in on my way home from work, have a quick drink or two, chat with the girls, and then go home. I don’t spend more than 60 minutes there. haha It’s like a convenience store. haha
By the way, the reason why I like this 「GIRLS BAR」 is the below.
- It’s on the way home from work.
- Low price (Average price: around 5,000 yen)
- The girls have good personalities.
- The male manager is interesting.
- Made some good friends who are regular customers.
I hope you guys find your favorite 「GIRLS BAR」 too!!!
See you again guys!