One of the biggest and best-known bars in Kyoto, this basement place can get wild on weekends, with sometimes as many as 500 people dancing on the jam-packed floor and 30 on the bar counter! The clientele tends to be on the younger side and you have to show an I.D. at the door to show you are over 20 years old, even if you look 50. The music careens alarmingly from current chart pop to rock classics to handbag house. If the main room is making you claustrophobic, there is a small bar next to the entrance which serves a large range of Japanese sake in the traditional square cypress box called a masu. The food items are rather unimaginative, but filling: hash browns, french fries, pilaf, pizza, fish and chips, and so on. Indeed, only a few food items are available, but you can easily have your fill without spending much. Opens daily at 6p.
- Type: Open Late, Clubs
- Nearest Train: Sanjo