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This tiny bar played an important role in modern history, once a constantly surveilled hangout for student activists, now it is still a favourite meeting point for university students of a more passive nature. The bar is located within a residential area on the side of Yoshida Hill, signaled only by the presence of its bright red door.

  • Opening Hours: Tue – Sun 09:00 – 05:00
  • Location: 34 Nakaoji-cho, Yoshida Kita-ku
  • Tel: +81 (0)75 771 2388

Nosh Green


This café and bar is described as woodsy and friendly, popular with students from universities in the vicinity. With a great selection of bottled beers, icy cold draft beers and an impressive cocktail list, it is a good place to stop in for a drink after you visit nearby Kinkaku-ji Temple. Nosh Green also serves a hearty menu of western pub food.

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 24:00
  • Location: 13-3 Yamaiki Bldg. Gaidocho kinugasa, Kita-ku
  • How to get there: Kyoto City Bus 101 or 205 from Kyoto Station



Popular with younger folk Rumiyuka is a good place to stop in for a drink after visiting Kinkaku-ji. The bar has a simple clean design and a good menu of beers and wines. Rumiyuka is very popular with students from nearby Ritsumeikan University.

  • Location: 10 Goshonouchimachi Kinugasa, Kita-ku
  • Tel: +81 (0)75 467 1998
  • How to get there: Kyoto City Bus 101 or 205 from Kyoto Station



Drop in to Brown’s for great food, local and imported beers or to try some of over fifty fine malt whiskey varieties. Located a fair distance away from anything else Brown’s is well worth the trip for a fun night out with a group of friends. The British style garden pub is quite spacious and is furnished with antique furniture and carpets which complements the smooth jazz background music.

  • Opening Hours: 12:00 – 15:00; 18:00 – 24:00, closed on Thursday
  • Location: 28 Hiraki-cho, Omiya, Kita-ku
  • Tel: +81 (0)75 493 8295
  • How to get there: Karasuma Line, Kitaoji Station

Modern Dining & Bar


This elegant, classy bar stocks some fine malt whiskey and top quality sake plus a great variety of spirits. The bar tenders also know how to make a impressive number of cocktails.

  • Opening Hours: 19:00 – 01:00
  • Location: Omiya Tajiricho, Kita-ku
  • Tel: +81 (0)75 493 7275
  • How to get there: Keifuku Railway, Omiya Station
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