The Pig & Whistle is more of a Kyoto institution now than a faithful copy of a British pub in downtown, central Kyoto. It easily rates as the city's favorite expatriates' hangout, and it is a good place to come to start any evening or to find that elusive piece of Japan-related information. Apart from reasonable fish and chips, pizza and lasagna, there are domestic and imported beers and cocktails, as well as draught Guinness, Kilkenny and that bottle of Sam Smiths you were craving. There is a bulletin board, newspapers and even a fax machine available. Thursday is Ladies' night with drinks galore. Live entertainment twice a month. The place can really get heaving on weekends and on holidays.
- Open Hours: Sunday to Thursday from 05:00 PM to 02:00 AM, Friday to Friday from 05:00 PM to 05:00 AM
- Type: Theme Bars
- Accept Credit Card: visa, mastercard
- Nearest Train: Sanjo / Keihan Line