Bar Walk Naha features food, drinks, entertainment
The concept of ‘eat, drink and be merry’ takes on new connotations Nov. 21st and 22nd as Bar Walk Naha rolls into play for a third year.
The evening event gives patrons the opportunity to try out foods and beverages at 64 different affiliated bars and restaurants in Naha City from 3 p.m. to midnight. The Bar Walk program, already a hit on Okinawa, is now becoming popular around Japan. Here, a wide range of establishments including French, Italian, Spanish and bars are participating in the event.
Organizers are pitching the question “Why don’t you try some restaurants and bars you haven’t been to before?” They are preparing the advance ticket that includes a one-day Yui-Rail ticket for ¥4,100, discounted from ¥4,300, so Bar Walk Naha participants can take advantage of monorail for a safe trip to downtown and back home.
Other than food and drink, shows and performances are planned at some of the establishments. At RAJA, a belly dance show will take place on both the 21st and 22nd starting at 8 p.m., and at Bar de Espana Alegria, a flamenco show will be performed by professional dancer Raiz de Hierba at 9:30 p.m. both nights. The open space in front of Tenbus Naha on Kokusai Street in Makishi will hold an Eisa show from 4:30 p.m., and the event will have participating bars and restaurants giving away samples of beer and snacks for the first 200 people between 5 and 7 p.m. on Saturday. Details of the Bar Walk Naha schedule can be checked on the website, in Japanese, at http://naha-barwalk.jp/event.html
Advance tickets, which include a guide map to participating restaurants and bars, include five ¥720 coupons, each good for one drink and a snack, as well as the Yui Rail pass. Advance tickets are available through Thursday, Nov. 20th, both online http://naha-barwalk.jp/gettickets.html and at Co-op Apure, and Ryubo Department Store 8th floor. Same day tickets are available at Kenmin open space by the Prefectural Building, and Tenbus Naha. Those tickets cost ¥4,100.