Nothing beats a good-quality hamburger, and no matter what country you are in, good burgers are usually found at bars. Fukuoka is no exception: Off Broadway on Oyafukodori serves some of the best, if not the absolute best, burgers in town.
Off Broadway was one of the first bars geared toward non-Japanese (“foreign bars”) in Fukuoka, and it has about two decades of history in the Oyafukodori neighborhood of north Tenjin.
For a mere 1,000 yen, you can have a famous Broadway Burger complete with thick, top-quality beef, lettuce, tomato, onions and mushrooms, with a side of tasty fries. Their other menu items are equally amazing. In addition, Off Broadway has happy hour from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. (just after the end of may other bars’ happy hours), with beer and wine at 300 yen a glass. In fact, there is an extremely wide selection beers, liquors and cocktails, including hard-to-find Long Island Iced Tea variations and a four-liter tower of beer!
Off Broadway has live music and hosts DJs regularly on weekends, while regulars flock there to chat with old friends on weekdays. It’s very welcoming to expats and overseas visitors, and most of the staff members can speak English, making it a great spot if you’re new in town or just passing through.
Hours are 7:30 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. from Sunday to Thursday, and 7:30 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. They can be reached at 092-724-5283, and a map to the bar can be found on their English-language website. Their menu can be viewed here.