Craft beers - Japanese and imported
craft beerKomachi - Beer bar: Heian Shrine
Seven craft beers on tap and good food at this neighborhood craft-beer bar.
craft beerBungalow - Beer bar: Karasuma
One of the better places for craft beer in Kyoto (there isn't much competition), Bunglaow has ten taps devoted to Japanese craft breweries as well as a good menu of French and European bistro fare. There's no sit-down bar, just a standing bar area...
craft beerBakujun - Beer bar: Karasuma-Oike
This quiet bar has good food and craft beers, although the atmosphere is rather subdued. There are eight taps along with a selection of bottled beer (both Japanese and Belgian), with beers ranging from Y700-1100 per pint and a Y300 table charge. ...
craft beerBefore 9 - Beer bar: Karasuma-Oike
This stylish two-story bar, located in a converted machiya townhouse, serves both craft beer and artisanal sake. Kyoto Brewing Co, a local brewer, is well represented on the bar's eight taps, and there are also frequent beer-related popup events...
craft beerTakanoya - Beer bar: Karasuma-Oike
This attractively appointed two-story restaurant offers ten taps of well-chosen imported craft beers along with an impressive selection of food to go with it. The menu ranges from smoked-food platters and roast duck to curry rice, and prix-fixe...
craft beerTakumiya - Beer bar: Karasuma-Oike
Appetizing aromas wafting from the direction of the deep fryer are one of the charms of this lively craft-beer bar, although they occasionally clash with customers' cigarette smoke. Eight taps dispense Japanese craft beers, which are priced at...
craft beerHachi Record Shop and Bar - Bar: Kawaramachi
Like its sister shops Before 9 and After 8, Hachi serves both beer and sake. The standing-only bar is located downstairs from their vinyl record shop, and the space includes an impressive sound system. Four well-chosen Japanese craft beers are...
brewpubIchi-ya - Brewpub: Kawaramachi
Ichiya's spacious dining room is definitely a cut above your average beer bar, with stylish modern decor, comfortable seating and an invigorating musical soundtrack. Launched in August 2016 by Kyoto's Ichijoji Brewery, the bar serves excellent food...
craft beerLen - Bar: Kawaramachi
Located on the ground floor of a popular hostel, this budget-friendly cafe-bar offers a good selection of drinks, including draft beers from Kyoto Brewing and Baird (Shizuoka), a few types of sake, wine from Y2500 a bottle and lots of whiskey. The...
craft beerKarr - Beer bar: Kyoto City Hall
'Good beer! Good ham! Good music!' reads the sign on the wall, and this is a manifesto we wholeheartedly endorse. Pub Karr is a cozy, friendly little spot, well suited to a group outing if you don't mind cigarette smoke. In addition to table...
restaurantMiyama 162 - Beer bar: Kyoto City Hall
This cozy dining bar offers venison, wild boar and other game dishes along with craft beer and craft whisky. Draft beers include four types from Kyoto Brewing, a local favorite, along with Yona Yona American Pale Ale.
craft beerTaigu - Beer bar: Kyoto City Hall
One of Kyoto's pioneering hangouts for craft-beer aficionados, Taigu (formerly known as Tadg's in English) offers several Japanese craft beers on tap along with wine and cocktails. The meat-centered food menu includes burgers, wagyu beef-offal...
craft beerCrafthouse Kyoto - Beer bar: Kyoto Station
A very attractive two-story bar-restaurant, Crafthouse offers excellent food and drink in a beautiful setting. Twelve taps dispense beers from well-regarded Japanese craft breweries like Two Rabbits (Shiga), Isekadoya (Mie) and Minoh (Osaka), with...
brewpubKyoto Beer Lab - Brewpub: Kyoto Station
This small brewpub offers eight of their own beers on tap, including varieties like Macadamia Brown Ale, Blueberry Cheesecake Sour, and Wasabi-Salt Gueuze. The food is fancier than average beer-bar fare - artisanal bacon, hand-cut french fries and...