Not far from Oyafuko-dori sits Bar Kitchen, with its amazing wall of nearly 3,000 bottles of liquor and a counter made from a 9.5-meter plank of ginkgo. Owner Tomoyuki Oka liked whiskey so much that he started working in bars in his mid-20s. Enjoy an authentic scotch, bourbon or brandy. Not sure where to start? Try the Glenlivet 12 Year (¥1,000), considered one of the most famous single malt scotches in the world. He also has about 150 bottles of Japanese whiskey, including several from the well-known Chiba-based craft distillery Chichibu.
Menu: Whiskey ¥1,000~, highball ¥800 ~ ¥1,500, table charge ¥500 (smoked cheese)
*Foreign language menu: No menu / Credit cards accepted / Reservations possible / Smoking permitted
Originally published in Fukuoka Now Magazine (fn245, May 2019)