Heartbeats Bar is a shady bar down an alleyway off Dobuita Street that caters for people like gang members and thugs.

The bartender is Yoshifumi Hato. At first, Ryo Hazuki is not allowed to enter the bar. Yoshifumi shooed him away at the entrance of the bar. Ryo is allowed in once he searches for sailors. He beats up the sailors in the bar, with Yoshifumi telling him to never come back.

Ryo can come back to the bar after the event, but this makes Yoshifumi very furious and annoyed.


  • In the alley of Heartbeats, the word "Berkley" is written in red spray paint on the wall. This is a reference to Project Berkley, which was the code name for Shenmue when it was in development.


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