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L'Escamoteur Bar

138-9 Saisekidori, Shijosagaru, Saitocho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8012, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-708-8511
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Insanely lucky experience, best bar I've been in

Found this place by passing by in the street and hearing some music, we stopped and I couldn't be... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Benjamin H
Our New Favorite Bar in the World

Absolutely astounding! I’ve been to thousands of bars all across the world and I can easily say... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sean M
via mobile
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Vintage Cocktails, Old-Time Atmosphere, Magic House, Elixirs and Mystery. Are you ready to take a step into the unknown?!
  • Excellent91%
  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
138-9 Saisekidori, Shijosagaru, Saitocho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8012, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-708-8511
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this place by passing by in the street and hearing some music, we stopped and I couldn't be more grateful for the random finding! The cocktails, even though a bit expensive (nothing crazy compared to European standards though!), are crazy good! The ambiance is...More

Thank Benjamin H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely astounding! I’ve been to thousands of bars all across the world and I can easily say this it’s the most amazing bar I’ve ever seen! The intimate atmosphere, entertaining staff, ambiance filled with curiosities and craft cocktails to die for make it #1 on...More

Thank Sean M
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Amazingly unique bar with on point cocktails. Super friendly staff and Tom the bartender is one of the best I've come across. Little pricey but worth every penny.

Thank TyScott_92
Reviewed 18 September 2017

I liked everything about this place but the prices. The bar itself is cool, with a lot of attention paid to the theme. The drinks were done well and tasted good, and you can tell from speaking with the bartenders they know a lot. But...More

Thank Pete M
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

I found this bar in my search of a speakeasy. Although the entrance doesn't really shout "speakeasy" the interior did! The interior is small but still very cozy. The furnishings and design also reflect the speakeasy theme. I visited with a friend who lives in...More

Thank Cjletto
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

There is the "Please don't tell" in NYC, "l'experimental social club " in Paris , now I found a place in Kyoto. Don't be afraid I'd you have to wait for a place, they want to avoid a too crowded bar. Cocktails are amazing !!!!

Thank thomas g
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

This is absolutely the best bar we have tried. The atmosphere was really cool. And the bartender (from Sweden) was a pleasure to speak with. The drinks was awesome and tasted like MORE. I really recommend this tiny place a visit, if you are in...More

Thank Rikke Toft N
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Amazing atmosphere! Great cocktail! Superb staff! No exaggeration- stayed there throughout the night. We were group of 11, bit difficult bcos of the size of the bar, but no one cared about the size as the atmosphere was so amazing! 10/10

Thank Saurabh A
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

My partner and I have been to many bars around the world and this is the type of place we long for! Joe was an absolute legend of a barman, he was great company while effortlessly handling new customers, every recommendation he made was spot...More

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Amazing bar with a great atmosphere and impeccable attention to detail. Christopher and his team are very passionate about the art of cocktail making and provided top entertainment as well. We had an incredible time here and tried over 10 different cocktails from the menu...More

Thank Jake T
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub,
Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining,
and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with
tourists and local business travelers, making it a
competitive location for ever-new commercial
structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and
trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains.
Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and
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