Japan > Kyoto
Beer Available At Bungalow (arranged by most recent)
Aqula Not Fool BPA , Tainai Kogen Rauch , Shonan Oatmeal Stout , Tamamura Honten (Shiga Kogen) Indian Summer Saison 93, Tamamura-Honten (Shiga Kogen Beer) #896 / A Special Saison II , Kuni no Cho Black Bitter , Y Market Devil Weiss , Minamishinshu Christmas Ale 63, Sankt Gallen El Diablo 94, Ise Kadoya Weizenbock , Y Market Kutsurogi Pale Ale , Y Market Wheat Wing Session IPA , Shiga Kogen Miyama Blonde (Japanese Saison) 74, Umenishiki Aromatic Ale 48, North Island Brown Ale , Izu no kuni Stout , Osaka Kuni no Cho Dry Stout , Iwate Kura Session IPA , Shimane Beer (Beer Hearn) IPA , Coedo Paradoxical IPA 69
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HKAndy (16) , Japan | April 13, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Bungalow is a very nice place. I go a couple of times a month. Selection is completely random due to their supplier. Sometimes the slate will be awesome, and sometimes it will be very boring. Staff is friendly and attentive, but you wonít really have many conversations with them. Sometimes, they apologize to Japanese customers for the behavior of tourists and rowdy foreigners...and sometimes that is justifiable. The place runs on being chill.
baggio (40) norrtšlje, Sweden | February 23, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited at 19th of february 2014.
Cool place with a bottom floor being half open kind of like a bistro. Since it was winter when we visited they had some plastic covering and heaters operating.
Good solid list of only japanese beers server in good condiditon and at really nice prices. We only had some french fries there butr the foodlist looked pretty interesting too.
Staff was very polite and attentive.
I am sure this place would be even nicer in the summer with an more open feeling to it.
One of the best places to drink beer in Kyoto.
shoulderbroken (192) Tokyo, Japan | February 14, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Really liked this place. Sparse decor downstairs. Didnít venture upstairs. Service was good and decent selection. It seems that Kyoto bars donít have as many taps as Tokyo ones, but I quite like this in a way. Will definitely go back.
defresh (16) , Japan | July 8, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Very attentive and kind staff, good selection of Japanese micros, great food. The only thing Iíd say is that there isnít anything that really stands out about the bar. Their menu doesnít have any focus and neither does the atmosphere. Something to tie it all together could really make the difference for them.
sunevdj (48) Copenhagen OE, Denmark | March 24, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Cool little spot. Place looks like a half finished bistro with an open kitchen. Food is french contemporary(?), Japanese sized dishes and delicious. The beers I had were good and the selection seems to have some different styles to have something for everyone. Still kinda quiet and mellow place.
Westkyoto77 (4) Kyoto , Japan | January 30, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Kyoto sorely needed a place like this, but I might wait until the warmer months until I sit on the first floor. The second floor is cozy, with a nice view out over Shijo Dori. Ten taps of ji-biiru from all over Japan, rotated fairly frequently. Food is tasty, if a little pricey. But all in all a great place to unwind on the way home from work.
KansaiBeerLvrs (237) Kyoto, Japan | January 13, 2013| Updated February 9, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
First off, I love the ambiance. Completely open to the street with a concrete floor and white tiled walls behind the bar plus an open kitchen. It has a really industrial feel which I like and being open to the street means it makes me feel a bit like I am back on a terrace in Montreal. Nice for people watching & lots of people do a double take as this kind of set up is not common in Japan.
The beer list changes frequently, Iíve had lots of nice stuff here but all Japanese microbrews. It would be nice if they opened up a few taps to foreign craft beers. The good thing is the taps change quite often so thereís always something new to try. It is a good place to try Japanese craft beers in Kyoto.
The prices are reasonable 600 yen for 10oz & 900 yen for 15oz. The staff are friendly, the food looks great and tastes very nice but the portions are a bit small for the price.
The staff are friendly, welcoming and talkative (in Japanese-no idea if they speak English). As mentioned, the location is great just a short walk west down Shijo fro Karasuma. This is one of my favorite places to drop by for a beer.
Especially when I see they have something cool on tap via their facebook page.
KyotoLefty (491) Kyoto, Japan | January 11, 2013| Updated December 2, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
A smallish place open to busy Shijo street, with a pleasant enough vibe--staff and most customers are young and not beer geeks. On the south side of Shijo, a short walk from Hankyu Karasuma or Omiya, or Subway Shijo. 10 Japanese craft beers on tap--a well-chosen selection but nothing surprising. Prices are decent: 600 yen for 10.5 oz., 900 for 15 oz. (or so). Food is creative beer food, multi-ethnic, and good. Cafe-like atmosphere upstairs. A good place to stop in for a couple after work.
mike12da (10) Osaka, Japan | October 16, 2012| Updated June 7, 2014
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Nice little place in a good location, a 10 minute walk west of the downtown area. Very well designed interior with great a few tables downstairs and standing bar. Very nice upstairs, nice enough for a date. 10 taps, all Japanese, nothing strong, but very good prices compared to most beer bars. Not a place that I expect to drink anything amazing, but at least a place where I can stop by for a decent beer with friends. Wish the staff werenít so unhappy all the time.
TimE (252) Tokyo, Japan | October 8, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Stopped here on a Kyoto crawl. Beer list is OK, with some fairly random stuff, but nothing too rare (would be perfectly fine for a tourist, but just so-so for people who live in Japan). 2 floors, with a somewhat spacious upstairs. Exposed cement walls, open kitchen, kitchen utensils as tap handles. Reminded me kinda of a West Coast cafe/small pub. Only tried potato salad, but it was fantastic. Food looked good. Staff was good. Prices were reasonable, but I donít believe the serving size is 16oz glasses. Definitely worth a stop if you are coming from overseas.
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