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L'Escamoteur Bar

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Amazing cocktail bar

The space is small, so it can be difficult to get in or get a chair. The drinks are worth it... read more

Reviewed March 19, 2019
San Diego, California
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Trendy bar with fun cocktails

Awesome little spot for a few cocktails in a cool setting. The signature cocktails are made with... read more

Reviewed January 20, 2019
Perth, Australia
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Vintage Cocktails, Old-Time Atmosphere, Magic House, Elixirs and Mystery. Are you ready to take a step into the unknown?!
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138-9 Saisekidori, Shijosagaru, Saitocho, Shimogyo-ku, Nakagyo, Kyoto 600-8012, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The place serves good drinks and the service was nice. I still left with the feeling that it was kind of a pretentious place, so if that rocks your socks go for it. I would not go back, as I like places with more soul...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cool place if a little gimmicky. The staff were very pleasant. The cocktails were way overpriced even by London standards especially considering the size of the glasses! We paid £10 per cocktail for an Aviation, it was ok but not outstanding, which for the price,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very special place with a wide range of cocktails and an individual and outstanding decoration. Very professional bar tenders. Most of the guests are tourists. Minus point the Asian bar tender was very unfriendly.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

The space is small, so it can be difficult to get in or get a chair. The drinks are worth it though! Great craft cocktails with a ton of variety. The ambience is very cool as well.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Fitchmallon
Reviewed January 20, 2019 via mobile

Awesome little spot for a few cocktails in a cool setting. The signature cocktails are made with flair (and fire, and smoke) and the staff are very friendly and happy to chat. Comes at a price, but definitely worth a visit or two!

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank PhDGreg
Reviewed December 3, 2018

Went to L’Escamoteur Bar when we were in Kyoto. Interesting Dive Bar with hand made unique drinks that are VERY expensive. I would have rated the bar much higher, our bartender was actually very nice but do not go to this bar if you are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank dswenk
Reviewed November 28, 2018

Simply the best cocktails in Kyoto in a sensational atmosphere. Try a smoked cocktail and chat with the masters.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank jk-masterslave
Reviewed November 28, 2018

Possibly the coolest bar we have ever been in, and we go to Burning Man every year...so that's a pretty high bar, (no pun intended.)

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank ArtisticSusan
Reviewed October 13, 2018

This is like a bar run by steampunk gypsies. The staff was from all over the world and very friendly. The décor was amazing, like cirque du soleil running a bar. And the cocktails were really great. Kind of expensive, 1500-2000 yen for a drink,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank CaliforniaLew
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Do not miss this fun bar with secret doors, magician bartender, swings as chairs and great drinks and atmosphere! Highlight of our night!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank GreggS18
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Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub,
Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining,
and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with
tourists and local business travelers, making it a
competitive location for ever-new commercial
structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and
trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains.
Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and
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May 31, 2018|
Response from ben l | Reviewed this property |
Canot book, cocktail price are around 12-15€
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