BAR TIMES STORE Ambassador Kazuaki Nagao Profile

Kazuaki Nagao

In 2010, he studied hall service for one year at a dining bar in his hometown of Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture.
In 2013, he trained at the members-only bar "Bar HEEL" with only six seats. Afterwards, he worked behind the counter at "Bar TIE," produced by "Bar HEEL."
In 2017, he met Yujiro Kiyosaki, the owner of "Bar LIBRE," and joined the company. Within a month, he traveled to Danang, a resort destination in Vietnam, and served as the manager of "Bar LIBRE DaNang Rooftop" for about two years. He won the "Tito's vodka competition" held in Danang and also participated in the "OPIHR World Adventurer Cocktail Competition."
In 2019, he returned to Japan when "Bar LIBRE DaNang Rooftop" closed.
In June 2022, he assumed the position of manager at "Bar LIBRE Ikebukuro." He continued to participate in competitions and achieved a top 10 position in both 2022 and 2023 in World Class Japan.


"Bar LIBRE" means "freedom" in Spanish. It is a mixology bar with an authentic atmosphere centered around the theme of freedom. They offer a wide range of menus, including classic cocktails, unique cocktails created using techniques such as liquid nitrogen, and cocktails featuring seasonal fruits. In addition, the drinks are served not only in glassware but also in ceramic vessels made by Japanese artisans, adding visual enjoyment alongside the taste.

Address: B1F Soma-ya Building, 3-25-8 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

Website: Bar LIBRE