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Pig & Whistle

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City Center
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Shobi building 2F, 115 Ohashicho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0009, Kyoto Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 75-761-6022
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Today
17:00 - 05:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 05:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice pub, good place to meet new people, play some darts and have few drinks. We have been there twice, each time met locals and had a great time together. Place you should visit if you plan to have a night out in Kyoto.

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Thank Kamil B
Charleston, South Carolina
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

The pub is just outside the Sanjo Station in Kyoto, JP. About a 7 minute walk from Gion district and a 5 minute walk from the Sanjo Arcade. Friendly pub atmosphere with a fine assortment of brews on tap. Happy hour visit was good.

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Thank archieasc
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168 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Nice english themed pub. Tried to avoid going to somewhere just like home when we've travelled this far but had to get out of the rain. Friendly staff, happy hour helped with the expensive japanese prices, and friendly atmosphere.

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Thank George D
Cleveland, Ohio
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129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

This has the feel of an British pub, right down to the darts in the back of the room. the beers are fairly typical of an British pub as well. We didn't try the food, but the staff was quite friendly. Hard to get used to the smoking again, though.

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Thank GeneDoc57
Perth, Australia
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Average Irish pub, happy hour until 7pm - food is OK, I ordered the burger - bread roll a lot bigger than the burger its self. Staff frienly , cash only - no credit cards

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Thank Dave R
United States
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

The Kyoto Pig & Whistle used to be a notorious pick up bar back in the 80s. Now it is just a place to sit down and relax. It is a British-style pub and they have darts, draft beers, and TV screens showing sports. It never seems to be crowded and the bartenders speak English. Prices are average.

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1 Thank Huckleberry_Finn_808
Nonette, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

A nice British-style bar where we stopped in for a nightcap a few evenings on the way back to our hotel. Friendly staff.

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Thank Matt84532
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

Before I headed down, I FB the owner about a football screening schedule and received almost immediate response. It was a Saturday night and the pub wasn't full, except for a party group and individuals watching football screening. Overall it was a good place to chill. However the place closes too early, around 1.30am and I have to leave halfway... More 

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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

Pretty relaxed large bar with a good variety of bottled beers. Reasonably priced for an English style bar. Great staff and friendly atmosphere.

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1 Thank Simon E
Los Alamitos, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

After a week in Japan between Tokyo and Kyoto, we decided to try something different one evening. Found the Pig & Whistle on Tripadvisor so decided to give it a try. It was actually just down the street from the Kyoto Hana Hotel where we were staying. It was a fun bar to wander in to ... Prices were very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Television
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 02:00
Monday
17:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 02:00
Thursday
17:00 - 02:00
Friday
17:00 - 05:00
Saturday
17:00 - 05:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shobi building 2F, 115 Ohashicho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0009, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-761-6022
Description
Kyoto's best-known authentic English pub since 1986.Happy Hour every day till 8 pm ¥100 off all drink. Our fish & chips are a great place to start! we have 10 kinds of beer on tap,5tv for viewing sports and 4 hard darts yard.

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City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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