- 「BAR SMOKE ISLAY」（バー スモーク アイラ）は、長年親しまれた「Bar Leigh ISLAY」の後を受け、2020年6月20日にオープンしました。春は桜見物、夏は天神祭で賑わうJR環状線桜ノ宮駅西口から徒歩1分の場所にあり、クラシカルな空気の漂うスタンディングのこじんまりとした落ち着いたオーセンティックバーです。ウイスキーやビールはもちろん、カクテルもスタンダードから旬のフルーツを用いたものまで数多く用意しております。居心地の良い空間となるよう努めていますので、ぜひ、お気軽にお越し下さい。
"BAR SMOKE ISLAY" was opened on June 20, 2020, after "Bar Leigh ISLAY", which has been popular for many years. One minute walk from the west exit of Sakuranomiya Station on the JR Loop Line, which is full of cherry blossom viewing in the spring and Tenjin Festival in the summer, it is a small, calm, authentic bar with a classical atmosphere. In addition to whiskey and beer, we also have many s, from standard to seasonal fruits. We are working hard to create a comfortable space, so please feel free to come and visit us.
"Do you know how heavy a cigarette smoke is?"
"Isn't it like air. Is it heavy?" "No, that is actually..."
It's a terrible story, but it's kind of intriguing and makes me want to hear when I'm talking by my side. At the bar, such a little looseness and a good sense of wit work well.
Cherry blossoms are in full bloom in spring, and the fireworks of the Tenjin Festival spread in front of you in summer, southwest of JR Sakuranomiya Station. The banks of Genpachi Bridge overlooking the Imperial Hotel Osaka and Osaka Castle a little further from Okawa. There is a small rest space like a perch. "BAR SMOKE ISLAY" was newly opened in June 2020, following the popular standing bar that had been there for many years. The nickname “ISLAY” was inherited from the previous store, but owner bartender Yahei Takahashi also put the word “SMOKE”with his own commitment. It is the title of the US-German collaboration movie starring the famous Harvey Keitel starring in 1995. The work name is based on the image of smoke from a cigarette shop run by the main character, but the name "SMOKE" overlaps with smoky whiskey for bars. During the work, the shopkeeper continues to take pictures at the same place at the same time every day, and as many as 4000 photos. It's the same thing, but something is different every day. A closer look reveals the difference. The memorable image overlaps as a person standing at the counter. Even in the daily scene of welcoming customers, something is different every day. I want to take good care of every moment. Feel free to give a cocktail or whiskey.
Actually, I used to go to Miyakojima Kogyo High School near the store, so it was a familiar place to open independently. The owner, who says, "I think I got a connection," is a man who is sincere and sincere in his work. Unlike the tobacco shop owner who plays a little messy and playful Kaitel, the impression is serious, but the soft atmosphere that it creates is comfortable for drunkards. "It's a standing bar, but I think that the authentic type is rare. It's easy to enter, so there are many customers for the last cup and one person, and even the first person feel free to use it If you can do that." Interested in the work of serving customers, starting from a bar in Umeda, he studied for about 10 years in Nara, Kitashinchi, and Abeno and became independent. "As is the name of Islay, not only whiskey with malt as the center, but of course, we want to enhance standard and easy-to-understand s." There are always four or five types of cocktails that use fruits in consideration of the appearance of photos. We stick to rum and brewed coffee, and pour one or two drops of bitters on gin and tonic. Discovering new flavors in conversation with shakers who seek coziness will be a pleasure only at the bar.
By the way, at the beginning of the conversation about cigarettes, this is actually from the prologue of the movie "SMOKE". Although the writer gives a lecture at a cigarette shop, Sir Walter Laurie, who was trusted by Elizabeth I and spread cigarettes in Britain, said "I can weigh the smoke!" .. "Weigh the cigarette first, and then smoke it. Weigh the remaining ash and butts on a scale, and subtract the initial weight to determine the weight of the smoke." Is it a lie or sincerity? Not sure if it really weighs. However, the truth can be wrapped in smoke. Even at SMOKE ISLAY, such wits may swirl like smoke every night.
Contributed by Yasushi Shimizu (WebWriter)
Owner bartender: Yahei Takahashi
After working for a hotel in Nara, starting with a bar in Umeda, worked for BAR Simbar in Kitashinchi for three years. I spent three and a half years in charge of the Abeno store and opened BAR SMOKE ISLAY on June 20, 2020.
住 所 : 大阪市都島区中野町4ー15ー21桜宮ハイツ1階
電 話 : 06-6351-0508（←クリックすると発信）
アクセス : ＪＲ大阪環状線桜ノ宮駅西口より南へ徒歩1分
営業時間 : 16:00~26:00 日祝は~24:00。水曜定休
ドリンク : カクテル、各種ウイスキー、ビールなど
料 金 : チャージなし、ドリンク700円〜
客 席 数 : オールスタンディング
備 考 : 各種クレジットカードご利用可能
店 主 : 髙橋 弥平