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#126 of 12,954 Restaurants in Kyoto
$$ - $$$Japanese, ,
7floor Empire building Kiyamachi Sanjo agaru Osaka-cho Nakagyo-ku | Empire Building 7Floor, Kyoto 604-8001, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-211-6387
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Japanese, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
7floor Empire building Kiyamachi Sanjo agaru Osaka-cho Nakagyo-ku | Empire Building 7Floor, Kyoto 604-8001, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was looking for craft beer near my hotel and this bar came up as recommended. My wife and I dropped in before dinner to check it out. They have a huge range of local whiskey but I was keen to try some local craft...More

Thank T0ny_O1
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

The atmosphere is cozy. I went there with my husband for an after dinner drink and we expected a more spacious place: from the photos you cannot tell. This is the only reason for not giving 5 stars. Otherwise the Batman is very cool and...More

Thank Licia125
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

Cool place with good vibes and great drink! I’ll be back again for sure. Drunken fun and chill at the same time!

Thank Ty S
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

Loved this place! Only planned on having a quick beer, but ended up staying the whole night. It's tiny, thus the name. Kind of like drinking in someone's living room, and just as friendly. Jesse, the bar owner, is a real character.

Thank ShaneAnth0ny
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

Amazing bar. The best we went to in Kyoto. Had an incredible selection or beer / whisky / gin and the bartender was very knowledgeable. Would highly recommend.

Thank Tyler K
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

The best bartender in town!!! 🍸🍸 No wait he is the best bartender of Japan! Speaks English and comes from Guam (USA). 🙌 Had an amazing time here!!!

Thank Maximv162
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

If you’re after a western bar, this is for you. English speaking owner / manager. Great selection of drinks. Enjoyed the board games and card games available. Personally I think the traditional Japanese bars are much more fun. The atmosphere in here was a bit...More

Thank whall29
Reviewed March 7, 2018

Just go. Early-ish. You'll be staying late. Be thirsty. Be part of the fun rather than just a voyeur.

Thank Paul O
Reviewed February 1, 2018

Had a great time here and it would be one of the first places I'd return to next time I visit Kyoto. The bar owner, Jesse, makes everyone feel welcome and has an excellent knowledge of beers and whisky.

Thank George L
Reviewed January 25, 2018 via mobile

The atmosphere was amazing, the bartender, Jesse, made you feel so welcome and the drinks were in abundance! If you’re ever in Kyoto you have to make your way down to Fishbowl. We were recommended by some friends in Tokyo and it was one of...More

Thank Nicholas T
City Center
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
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
$3 - $10
Japanese, Bar, Pub
Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Television, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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Bar scene
Open Hours
7:00 PM - 3:00 AM
7:00 PM - 3:00 AM
7:00 PM - 3:00 AM
7:00 PM - 3:00 AM
7:00 PM - 3:00 AM
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7:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7floor Empire building Kiyamachi Sanjo agaru Osaka-cho Nakagyo-ku | Empire Building 7Floor, Kyoto 604-8001, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighborhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-211-6387
  • E-mail
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.
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