You will regret not drinking BEER

In a city like Kyoto that is home to a number of sightseeing spots, even locals will have trouble recommending an attractive restaurant because there are so many to choose from! As we have over 20 years of experience in publishing restaurant related magazines, we can recommend the best of the best. Grab a bite of Kyoto!

You will regret not drinking BEER

The number of places where visitors can enjoy a craft beer is growing in Kyoto. There is always fun to be had where locals and tourists gather at the local watering hole. These 3 places are a must while you are in Kyoto. Raise a glass to the best night ever!

01. BEFORE 9


Taste eight varieties of craft beer made in breweries in Kyoto and throughout every region of Japan (from ¥650 per drink). Additionally, a well-balanced roster of eight premium Japanese sakes is also available. The food menu also provides an extensive lineup of dishes from appetizers that pair well with alcoholic beverages to elaborately creative cuisine. Located in a renovated kyomachiya townhouse, the first floor features a counter and standing style service while the second floor offers table service. Old-fashioned beams and ceiling create an appealing, traditional Japanese-style atmosphere. The payment is payas-you-go, so it is easy and comfortable to use.


The light-tasting Kyoto Brewing Belgian Session Pale Ale 4.5% (Medium for ¥800).
Japanese omelette with kujo leek and cheese (¥600)

  • BEFORE 9
    TEL: 075-741-6492
    ADDRESS: 545 Nijoden-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto / 京都市中京区烏丸通御池上ル二条殿町545
    OPEN: 5pm-1am (Last order: 12am)
    CLOSED: Irregular holidays (closed Dec. 31 to Jan. 2)
    AVERAGE: ¥2,000, Beer Small (240 ml for ¥650), Medium (310 ml for ¥800), Large (450 ml for ¥1,100)
    SMOKING: No
    http://www.sakahachi.jp/

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02. BEER KOMACHI


Located in Furukawa-cho Shopping Arcade, which is called Nishiki Market East, visitors can enjoy draft beers with distinctive tastes at this specialty shop. Of special note among these craft beers, is KYOTO BREWING incorporating the efforts of brewers from outside of Japan who come from the United States, Canada, and Wales. Additionally, a wide variety of beers made in Japan and abroad is available. Real food, such as fresh sashimi and Japanese-style pizza, is offered along with alcoholic beverages, attracting many foodies. Japanese sakes including those made in Kyoto are also available in eight or nine varieties. Enjoy a cultural exchange that breaks down the barriers of nationality or age with a craft beer or Japanese sake in one hand.


A lineup of beers produced in various regions is available (300 ml from ¥700).
A platter filled with six different starters, such as homemade smoked fish and pork, or sashimi (¥1,200)

  • BEER KOMACHI
    TEL: 075-746-6152
    ADDRESS: 444 Hachiken-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto (inside shopping arcade) / 京都市東山区八軒町444 古川町商店街内
    OPEN: 5pm-11pm (Last order: 10:30pm), Sat., Sun., and public holidays 3pm-11pm (Last order: 10:30pm)
    CLOSED: Tue. (closed Jan. 9 to 16)
    AVERAGE: ¥3,000
    SMOKING: No

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03. MAN IN THE MOON ROKKAKU LOCATION


This establishment is an British-style pub, also popular with foreign guests. Enjoy eight varieties of draft beer and over 70 varieties of single malt whiskey along with wines from ¥2,500 per bottle in a comfortable atmosphere. Try high quality, bistro stylings, such as ajillo, a Mexican condiment made with garlic, that complement the beer. Furniture and interior decor imported directly from London and crimson tablecloths create an authentic pub atmosphere. It is a great place to watch sports on the large-screen TV and projector. Spend a wonderful night with a delicious glass of beer in hand.


Sampler set that lets patrons try half-pints of three beers (¥1,500).

  • MAN IN THE MOON ROKKAKU LOCATION
    TEL: 075-744-6655
    ADDRESS: 418-1 Izutsuya-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto / 京都市中京区柳馬場通六角下ル井筒屋町418-1
    OPEN: 3pm-2am (Last order: 1:30am), Sat. 12pm-2am (Last order: 1:30am), Sun. 12pm-12am (Last order: 11:30pm)
    CLOSED: Open every day
    AVERAGE: ¥2,000
    SMOKING: Yes

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The information is current as of November 2017.

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