Get Drunk with Kaiju at This New Japanese Bar

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You know kaiju, right? Those Japanese-style monsters now have their own watering hole, which serves booze and eats. There's an important rule, though: No superheroes allowed. Don't you dare break it!

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This is "Kaiju Sakaba" (怪獣酒場). Located in Kawasaki, Japan, it's filled with kaiju from the popular Ultraman series, such as crab-looking monster Baltan Seijin.

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"Sakaba" (酒場) means "bar" in Japan, and inside, the establishment is filled with kaiju and Ultraman memorabilia. Websites Game Impress Watch, Net Lab, and Get News checked out the newly opened restaurant.

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This is Kaiju Sakaba's manager. He seems qualified.

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There are important rules: No superheroes and no members of the Science Patrol allowed.

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Get hammered at the bar with kaiju friends. There are over two hundred figures on display.

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There are kaiju-themed tables. I like the Zetton one best. Or maybe the King Joe one. Hrm...

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Looks like someone forgot this!

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One part of the restaurant is a "research area," where the kaiju can study their human and superhero foes as well as their weapons and vehicles.

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This looks like a fun evening out.

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And here is the kaiju-themed food.

Kaiju Sakaba is in front of JR Kawasaki Station. The limited time-only establishment will be officially opened starting tomorrow and will close next spring.

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怪獣酒場 [Official Site]

ヒーローお断り、「ジャミラの真実の口」で証明せよ! バルタン星人が店長の「怪獣酒場」に行ってきたぞ [Net Lab]

「怪獣酒場」、3月14日より1年間の限定でついに地球人に開放(営業)[Game Watch Impress]

ウルトラ怪獣の秘密のたまり場『怪獣酒場』が川崎駅前にオープン! [GetNews!]

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DISCUSSION

I'm always curious how well these niche establishments do in the long run. It might be cool to visit once just for the spectacle, but I feel like they're too gimmicky and reliant on pop culture fads to be successful for long.