9 Best Sports Bar In Kyoto

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Kyoto, a beautiful city that was once the capital of Japan, is a must-visit destination for tourists planning to explore the Land of the Rising Sun. It nestles in Honshu Island and is known for its multitude of Buddhist and Shinto temples. Aside from that, it is home to some of the most breathtaking gardens in Asia. Imperial Palaces are also found in Kyoto and they tell the history and culture of the city. On a different note, social events, dining, and entertainment are a big part of Japanese culture. You’ll find lots of karaoke bars, unique eateries, and tea houses in the city. If you want to experience the vibrant nightlife in the city, here is a list of the best sports bar in Kyoto. Feel free to check it out below.

1. Pig Whistle

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Posted by Pig & Whistle British Public House - Kyoto, Japan on Saturday, April 14, 2012

Planning to go on an unforgettable adventure in the stunning city of Kyoto? If so, be sure to experience the city’s nightlife after a day of sightseeing and shopping for local souvenirs. One fantastic place to go to is Pig Whistle. Located in Higashiyama Ward, Pig Whistle is a charming British pub that showcases a quaint interior design with brick walls and hardwood flooring. It has a speakeasy-themed setting that is very comfortable. Pig Whistle serves international and local drinks, from champagnes to beers. Appetizers are also available and there are dart boards for a more fun social experience.

Pig Wistle

Address: Japan, 〒605-0009 Kyoto, Higashiyama Ward, 東入大橋町115

Website: Pig Wistle

Opening hours: 5pm - 11pm (daily)

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2. Hub British Pub

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Hub British Pub is located inside the bustling Yodobashi Camera Multimedia Kyoto shopping mall. It is an excellent stopover after shopping and sampling local culinary delights in the area. Hub British Pub is also conveniently within walking distance to the iconic Kyoto Tower. This British sports bar boasts a sophisticated rustic interior with yellow lighting that creates a cozy and romantic atmosphere, perfect for all occasions. Seatings are laid back yet very comfortable. Guests will be greeted by an expansive bar area with a presentation of different drinks, from expensive ones to budget-friendly ones. Come visit during happy hour, from 4pm to 7pm, for irresistible offers.

Hub British Pub

Address: Japan, 〒600-8216 Kyoto, Shimogyo Ward, 七条下ル東塩小路町590-2 京都ヨドバシビル1F

Website: Hub British Pub

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 12pm - 11pm; Fri - Sun: 12pm - 12am

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3. Dining Darts Bar Bee Kawaramachi

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Make the most of your Kyoto holiday by celebrating your unforgettable vacation in Dining Darts Bar Bee Kawaramachi. This superb sports bar boasts a stunning modern industrial interior design. The whole place radiates luxury. It has a breathtaking bar area with premium drinks, a line of dartboards for customers’ entertainment, and well-spaced tables for guests’ privacy. Plus, you can play Jenga and Uno with your friends at your table and these games can be borrowed from the bar, free of charge. The best part? The staff is very warm and friendly and most of them speak English.

Dining Darts Bar Bee Kawaramachi

Address: Japan, 〒604-8033 Kyoto, Nakagyo Ward, Narayacho, 291 河原町Deck By Coast 7F

Website: Dining Darts Bar Bee Kawaramachi

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 6pm - 12am; Fri: 6pm - 5am; Sat: 3pm - 5am; Sun: 3pm - 12am

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4. Bar Chart

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Bar Chart is located in Nakagyo Ward in Kyoto. It is an upscale sports bar that features sleek black interiors with a huge bar area with lots of modern stool seating. If you prefer more comfortable seats, you can take advantage of the sofa sets in the bar. This fantastic nightspot has multiple flat-screen TVs that show various sports events. It serves classic drinks, such as beers, whiskey, brandy, gin, rum, tequila, and vodka. Plus, they craft excellent cocktails that you must try. Be sure to try sake for a complete Japanese bar experience.

Bar Chart

Address: Japan, 〒604-8143 Kyoto, Nakagyo Ward, Bantoyacho, 658 都証券ビル 5階

Website: Bar Chart

Opening hours: Wed - Mon: 7pm - 1am (closed on Tue)

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5. Irish Pub Wisteria

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Irish Pub Wisteria guarantees its guests an unforgettable drinking experience by providing them a cozy and laid-back haven. The sports bar might be small in space, but seatings are well-spaced. It has rustic seatings and flat-screen TVs that feature sports shows. The pub is also stylish and has aesthetics that showcase a mix of Irish culture and the Japanese lifestyle. Drinks in Irish Pub Wisteria are very affordable compared to other upscale sports bars in Kyoto and food is available as well. Don’t forget to try their sushi, which has a flavor that will surely leave a lasting impression.

Irish Pub Wisteria

Address: Japan, 〒604-8026 Kyoto, Nakagyo Ward, 四条河原町上ル 紙屋町371

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 5:45pm - 12:45am; Sun: 5:45pm - 11:30pm (closed on Mon)

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6. Sports bar Sweety

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Sports bar Sweety is a superb sports bar in Nakagyo Ward. It is very bright and has playful and colorful lightings that lift customers’ moods. It is also perfect for all types of guests, whether you are solo, with a special someone on a date night, or with a group of friends. Solo customers can sit on the lovely counter seat right in front of the bar. Groups can rent a room and have fun with their karaoke machines. There are communal dartboards and there are also private ones in each room.

Sports bar Sweety

Address: Japan, 〒604-8021 Kyoto, Nakagyo Ward, 六角下ル北車屋町272-1 第二観光ビル 7F

Website: Sports bar Sweety

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 9pm - 4am; Sun: 9am - 3am (closed on Mon)

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7. Man in the Moon

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Posted by Man in the Moon Kyoto Station Pub - Kyoto on Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Your Kyoto getaway will not be complete without having a drink in Man in the Moon. It is a beautiful 21st-century pub that is lit by orange lighting from stunning chandeliers. Seats in Man in the Moon are barrels and wooden stools, adding character to the aesthetics of the place. Plus, the atmosphere is lively and festive, brought about by the background music. This nightspot offers alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks set within an affordable price range. Be sure to try some Japanese whiskey, which are the best sellers in this sports bar. Yamazaki, Monkey Shoulder, and Ancient Clan, to name a few. Dinner dishes are also available in Man in the Moon.

Man in the Moon

Address: Japan, 〒600-8215 Kyoto, Minami Ward, Higashishiokoji Kamadonocho, 31-1 近鉄名店街みやこみち近鉄京都駅高架下

Website: Man in the Moon

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 5pm - 11pm; Fri - Sun: 2pm - 12am

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8. Your Irish Pub in Kyoto

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Your Irish Pub in Kyoto is one of the many Irish pubs in Kyoto. It is a lovely two-story nightspot that showcases a beautiful interior design. Rustic flooring and wooden accents dominate the bar and it is built with expansive windows that brighten the space during the day. There are indoor seatings and outdoor seating for customers who want a more laid back drinking experience. Aside from premium drinks, Your Irish Pub in Kyoto is known for its excellent Japanese curry plates. The cherry on top is pets are welcome in this pub.

Your Irish Pub in Kyoto

Address: 414 Horimatsucho Karasumadori Sawaragicho Noboru, Kamigyo-Ku, Kyoto 602-8021 Kyoto Prefecture

Opening hours: 11am - 2am (daily)

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9. HUB Shijo-Karasuma

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Planning to go on a bar-hopping adventure in Kyoto? Be sure to add HUB Shijo-Karasuma to your itinerary. Located in Shimogyo Ward, this fantastic sports bar is close to other excellent bars in the district, which makes it a fantastic stop in your lengthy bar-hopping escapade. Guests are greeted by a stunning entrance with brick walls and expansive windows. Inside is a luxurious speak-easy type interior with a relaxing atmosphere that customers are fond of. It serves a wide variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, including cocktails and mocktails. Mouthwatering dinner dishes, desserts, and appetizers are also available in HUB Shijo-Karasuma.

HUB Shijo-Karasuma

Address: Japan, 〒600-8411 Kyoto, Shimogyo Ward, 烏丸通四条下ル水銀屋町620 COCON烏丸B1F

Website: HUB Shijo-Karasuma

Opening hours: 12pm - 10pm (daily)

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Experience the nightlife in Kyoto

Kyoto is a breathtaking city in Japan that was once its capital. It is located on Honshu Island and it speaks a lot about the history, culture, and traditions of the country. You’ll find temples, enchanting gardens, and palaces on this side of the country. That’s not all. This city has a vibrant nightlife with a multitude of bars, restaurants, and entertainment venues. If you are planning to visit Honshu Islan on your Japan adventure, be sure to check out the bars on this list of the best sports bars in Kyoto.

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