|The bar at gay Hotei, Shin-Sekai, Oaaka|
|Entrance to Hotei, Shin-Sekai, Oaaka|
Hotei is a narrow venue, with a long bar extending deep back from the entrance and a couple of tables in the very rear. The action is at the bar, unless your idea of “action” is jostling for drinks against sweaty, hard bodied young’uns. In that case, there is no action. What you will find is a lot of jovial middle-aged guys chatting each other up from their comfy bar stools.
|Serving the older gay customer - Hotei, in Osaka, Japan.|
Karaoke is very much in effect, and the staff is fun and friendly. Fridays and Saturdays are busiest, with peak bustle hitting its stride at about 7:30pm. This is not an all-nighter kind of gay party crowd for the most part.
|The friendly bar tender at Hotei, a gay bar for older men in Osaka.|
If you don’t speak any Japanese, you are still welcome here, but your smile and sign language may have to rise to the occasion. However, regardless of your language abilities, you will be welcomed like a long lost relative. Hotei is completely without pretense, which is not something that can be said for some of those “cool” gay bars up in Doyama.
|The laid back atmosphere of gay bar Hotei, Osaka.|
Sidling up to the bar at Hotei will run you 1,300 yen, and that will cover your first drink and some nibbles. Beyond that, additional drinks start at around 700 yen.
|Seats and table to relax at in Hotei.|
Hotei is located at 3-1-6 Ebisu-higashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka. Take Exit 5 of Dobutsuen-mae Station.
|The spirits shelf at Hotei, gay bar in Osaka.|
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