At Kingfish, located on Kokutai-doro, you can enjoy live jazz, over 300 kinds of whisky, and over 100 different cocktails. The club is a sister shop of a music studio in Tenjin. Local pros play live jazz every night. There are three to four sets daily starting at 20:30. While jazz standards are the mainstay, there are also swing, bossa nova and contemporary jazz shows as well. Look for the manager, Hiroshi Nakamura, on bass. Love jazz? Then try Kingfish.
Menu (tax excl.):Cocktails ¥1,000~, soft drinks ¥800, grilled sausage ¥1,500, pizza margherita ¥1,200, ham carpaccio ¥930, Hakata mentai garlic bread ¥700
*Music charge: Mon. ~ Thu. ¥1,000, Fri. & Sat. ¥1,500, Sun. ¥500 (irregular). Bar session: participant ¥1,000, audience ¥500
*Prices to change from Oct. 1, 2019 following tax increase
*Foreign language menu: None / Cash only / Reservations possible / No smoking
Originally published in Fukuoka Now Magazine (fn222, June 2017)