A gorgeous city with a few wonderful bars.


Scotch and Branch

Scotch and Branch

This speakeasy serves the best cocktails in Kyoto. When busy it can be loud and rambunctious unlike a typical bar in Japan. I love it. It’s fun and the drinks are delicious. The enterance to the bar is though the phone booth much like PDT in NYC.


Location: 604-8066 Kyoto, Nakagyo Ward, Iseyacho, 354番地1 伽羅ビル 1階 奥(電話ボックス



Bar K6

Bar K6

An amazing selection of scotch and cognac. A decent selection of Japanese whiskey and American whiskey. Spirits are exceedingly well priced. The cocktails are not very good, I would suggest sticking with spirits.


Location: 481 Higashiikesucho, Nakagyo-ku | 2F Vals Bldg., Kyoto 604-0922


Bar Kingdom

Bar Kingdom

The owner and head bartender here (if I remember correctly) trained at Star Bar in Tokyo and created a modern classic style Japanese Bar.


Location: 151 Sujiyacho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8061, Japan


Updated: 2023.07.04