TRIED & TESTED
Design by Pierric de Coster
3 September 2021
In an inconspicuous corner building on the Britse Lei in Antwerp Osaka recently opened its doors. A bar for everyone who likes a special glass of wine.
As inconspicuous as Osaka looks from the outside, inside it’s a completely different story. What once was a gentlemen’s club is now an industrial masterpiece with lots of concrete, stone and metal. Supplemented with yellow Bruno Rey chairs. The work of owners David Copmans and Lynn Schevelenbos (from Camino) together with Petillon Ceuppens architects.
Sommelier Daan Guelinckx, who worked at Veranda for many years, focuses on a surprising collection of natural wines, draft beer and cocktails. Since the idea for Osaka has been around for a long time, they started collecting their wine years ago which allows you to try really unique flavors. But what you absolutely can’t miss is a glass of Antidoot, a beer specially made for Osaka with Pinot Noir skins from Aurelien Lefort. There are also some small dishes on the menu.
No website, Bollandusstraat 17, Antwerp
Bollandusstraat 17, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium