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Oct 15, 2019
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Jun 9, 2018
“Down home blues bar in central Kyoto”
209-3 Nabeyacho Kiyamachidori Shijo Agaru, Nakagyo-ku | Hotta Bldg. Kiyamachi 5F, Kyoto 604-8015, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-213-0160
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Great little bar bursting with friendly character. What more could you ask for? Try to get there on a live music night (3 times a week). If not Sotchi will play you his live DVD performance.
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This is a small bar in central Kyoto -on Kiyamachi dori - where blues is played over the stereo and very often live, The bar owner is a good blues guitarist himself, and the bar acts as a magnet for local blues musicians. Beers on tap. Dew drop inn.
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Small, but quirky, good drinks and great music. Didn’t get charged a cover but had a few rounds of beer and g and t’s so we may have been given a pass. Blink and you’ll miss it though, 5th floor and holds no more than 30 or so customers
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Located on the fourth floor with just a small sign outside. its easy to miss and as you climb stairs you might give up thinking you came the wrong way. But then you hear music and arrive at a door that gives way to a small, very local and very cool blues bar. It was super
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come inside and pull up a chair. Its restaurants and
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