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Have Fun Without Breaking The Bank! 4 Kyoto Restaurants With Happy Hour

Don't you think that traveling is never complete without delicious food and alcohol? Even in Kyoto, there are places that have happy hour, so you can drink to your heart's content knowing that you're getting your alcoholic drinks at a bargain. Happy hour is usually when there are few customers, so it wouldn't be too daunting of a task to enter the establishment as a tourist. Here are 4 restaurants in Kyoto that offer happy hour.

1. Hotel New Hankyu Kyoto Bar REED

It might be a little early in the evening from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, but Bar REED offers all-you-can-drink for the happy hour duration (1,500 JPY per person, incl. tax, 60 minute time limit, reservations only). The all-you-can-drink menu not only includes 30 types of standard cocktails skillfully made by the hotel's bartenders, but also beer, whisky, shochu, and non-alcoholic drinks. It might feel daunting to walk into the bar of a hotel, but the atmosphere in Bar REED is so unexpectedly casual that even lone drinkers have no problems walking into the place. The curry rice that is served during lunch time is also known to be really tasty, and it's recommended just for that if you are not much of a drinker.
Happy Hour 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

1. Hotel New Hankyu Kyoto Bar REED

Hotel New Hankyu Kyoto B1, 579 Higashi Shiokoji-cho, Shiokoji-dori Shinmachi Higashi-iru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

2. HUB British Pub Kyoto Yodobashi

HUB British Pub is great for drinkers who wish to enjoy their delicious beer in an authentic British pub environment. Aside from the beer, the shepherd's pie and the fish and chips here are a must-try. During happy hour, you can enjoy 50% off non-alcoholic drinks and a selection of over 50 cocktails. Other cocktails not included in the selection are still eligible for 30% off the normal price, and HUB British Pub has a reputation of being a pub that charges reasonably. There are a few interesting drinks, such as the house special, the Liter Tower Beer (1 liter of beer served in a gigantic measuring cylinder). If you are looking to make your trip to Kyoto a little more memorable, why don't you make your way down to HUB British Pub?
Happy Hour 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

2. HUB British Pub Kyoto Yodobashi

Kyoto Yodobashi Building 1F, 590-2 Higashi Shiokoji-cho, Karasuma-dori Shichijo-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

3. Kuppers kolsch Imadegawa

You will have no qualms walking into Kuppers kolsch Imadegawa even if you are a lone drinker. This pub has a good selection of beers and whisky. You can enjoy drinking beer, cocktails, and highballs without hurting your pockets during happy hour, as Asahi Super Dry Black goes for 290 JPY, and Löwenbräu at 330 JPY. The food menu is also extensive, from finger foods that go well with beer to full main courses. If you love beer, this place is definitely for you.
Happy Hour 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

3. Kuppers kolsch Imadegawa

313 Imadegawa-cho, Imadegawa-dori Muromachi Higashi-iru, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

4. The Westin Miyako Kyoto MOONLIGHT Bar

Located on the high grounds of Higashiyama, the main bar of The Westin Miyako Kyoto, MOONLIGHT Bar, provides its customers with a breathtaking view of The Old Capital. Live jazz performances are held here every day. The charm of MOONLIGHT Bar is not only the view, but also the refined atmosphere, which come together to provide the perfect place to enjoy a drink. They offer irregular happy hours, such as offering drinks for 50% off. The bartenders' original seasonal cocktail is pretty well-received, and this place is recommended for drinkers who wish to spend time in luxury. Because there is no standard happy hour information, check their homepage before you make your way over.
Happy Hour 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm thereabouts

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4. The Westin Miyako Kyoto MOONLIGHT Bar

1 Kacho-cho, Awataguchi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Why don't you take some time off your sightseeing schedule in Kyoto to enjoy some discounted drinks during happy hour?

*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.

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