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Located in the Empire Building on the 7th floor. Owned and manage by a highly experienced bar manager not from Japan. With over 290 different spirits, liquors, sake, whiskeys, and also Japanese Whiskeys there is always something for everyone here. Kirin Ichiban Shibori served on tap. Also serving beers from around the world and over 70 different types of Japanese CRAFT beers. Feel free to easily communicate in English as English is spoken fluently. Need help with anything in Kyoto, the staff can help.
$3 - $10
Late Night, Drinks
Japanese, Bar, Pub
Television, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
Another fabulous lunch from Peter and his team
Delivering excellent food and service in these difficult times for these restaurants
Great value for money excellent food please support them so they are still here when things return to normal
This was well worth a visit if you like whisky, nearly 250 different bottles on show! Especially good for Japanese whiskies as many of them don't reach the UK and Ireland. The owner is very knowledgeable about whisky and had some good suggestions for the...4 whiskies I tried. The owner is not Japanese but is a fluent speaker as has lived there a while, was good to chat with him about whiskies, Kyoto and Japan.More
This place is tiny inside! Fully stocked bar and the owner is not Japanese and really knows his whiskey. We had some drinks and a couple craft beers. They gave us popcorn since it was their 8th anniversary and the owner also gave us a...little gift since we helped them celebrate. The staff was friendly, but they didn't have many board games. It's a bit of a hidden gem but if there are 8 people inside you won't have any space.More
Hidden away inside a tower block on the 7th floor. Small place that can only seat maybe 15 or so people. Friendly American bartender who knows his stuff and serves up good drinks. Good place to strike up conversation with people, get wasted or just...have a quiet drink whichever you'd prefer.More
We were here last night. Staff is really friendly and they do offer quite a range of Japanese Whiskys. But everything is rather expensive. This might be normal for Japanese standard,but somehow i don't quite see myself paying 15€ for a shot of Whisky were...the bottle is about 70€ retail.
Though to find. Tiny room. Cocktails were tasty, yet smallMore
Visiting the bar again. This time had the cherry blossom IPA. They sold out with the people in the bar at one time. Everyone enjoyed it.
The bar man said they will get more ASAP.
Hopefully they get more Soon.
Notice some people come in...the bar and leave after they looked at the menu. They were pretty rude. I wonder if they will do that In their country. That’s the one only thing that made my night sour.
As a very well japan traveler. I see this often. As a tourist I feel bad for the venues they do this too. I can see why some places turn foreign tourists away. Because of rude people like the ones that come in. Look at the menu and leave.
Otherwise. We met a a few couples and enjoyed coming back the next night. It was a nice time again in fishbowl.More
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No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of
local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.