A sophisticated Pontocho bar where you can enjoy summertime cocktails on a riverside terrace
BAR Atlantis is located just off the Shijo-dori side of Pontocho, around a five-minute walk from Hankyu Kawaramachi Station and a three-minute walk from Keihan Gion-Shijo Station. BAR Atlantis is a shot bar made for spending those special moments in life. Every aspect of the bar is refined and has an air of luxury—from the interior to the atmosphere, the way the bartenders carry themselves, and the cocktails they serve.
Although it’s by and large a quiet, low-key space, the bar doesn’t feel unapproachable, so you can relax and visit with friends or a significant other. The cover charge, of ¥1,000 per person, is a little on the expensive side, so we recommend taking your time and enjoying a variety of drinks, rather than heading home after just one. The riverside Yuka terrace, open from May through September, is also furnished with its own bar.
This incredibly rare kind of riverside terrace, even for Kyoto, is one of the bar's most well-known aspects.
If you’re visiting from May to September, definitely grab a drink over the Kamo River and listen to the murmuring of the river.