KyotoLefty (350) Kyoto, Japan | July 2, 2012
48 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 13/20
Ok, maybe I shouldnít have added it but I did. This is a booze store with stand-up drinking in the evenings. No taps, just a fridge full of macro beers, sake, and lots of other crap. Prices are basically retail. The key is, itís over 100 years old. Located in a Kyoto Machiya near Karasuma station. The selection is better than the usual Japanese izakaya, with even a couple local craft beers in bottles, but you go for the atmosphere, not the selection. No service to speak of, really, except the old owner might come and speak a few words of English to you. Not worth crossing an ocean for, but if you are in the neighborhood, itís worth popping in for one.