Mar. 26, 2018 UPDATE

Standing BAR Kyasa

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One cup of shochu from ¥300! At this Kiyamachi standing bar, you don’t need to spend a lot to have a good time
You can find the popular Standing BAR Kyasa in a multi-tenant building in Kiyamachi, just a ten-minute walk from Hankyu Kawaramachi Station. This small but popular hole in the wall holds only 15 people, and it’s always packed with regular customers and foreign visitors. The secret to its success? The wall behind the bar, which displays the owner’s carefully selected range of Japanese sake and shochu that can be served for only ¥300 and up. An immense variety of brands awaits you, from staples to rare finds. The owner is particularly proud of his shochu selection. Small numbered stickers adorn every bottle, and a “3” means that you can order one cup for ¥300. The cash-only ordering and payment system is particularly accessible to foreigners. Just put money in the bowl in front of you, and the bartender will take out the price of every drink you order. You can enjoy your evening without worrying about language barriers or prices. For a snack, you can get the bar’s famous “¥100 side dishes” of Japanese sweets, canned goods, and more. Around ¥1000 will get you all you need. The bartender and the his customers always create a friendly atmosphere, so women traveling alone will feel perfectly comfortable here. Standing BAR Kyasa doesn’t charge for entry, so please walk right in and have a good time.
Shochu / ¥300 ~
Shochu is a kind of Japanese alcoholic drink distilled from wheat, potatoes, rice, or buckwheat. You can’t visit Japan without trying shochu at least once. In this bar, you can get a cup from ¥300. Try drinking shochu just the way you like it: on the rocks, or with water, hot water, or soda. Pictured: Kiroku | ¥500, a potato shochu popular in Japan, on the rocks.
Sake / ¥400 ~
You can also try Japan’s most famous sake brands at Standing BAR Kyasa, with one cup starting at ¥400. Sake is usually drunk straight, but it can famously be enjoyed at any temperature. At Standing BAR Kyasa, you can of course choose to have your sake cold, at room temperature, or warm. Pictured: Hakkaisan | ¥400, a classic sake brewed in Nagoya.
Plum wine
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Plum wine / ¥300 ~
Standing BAR Kyasa also boasts a large selection of plum wines, which is popular among female customers. Enjoy regular plum wines or try something more adventurous, such as a plum wine with honey or with a green tea base. You can get your plum wine on the rocks, with soda, or any other way you like. Pictured: plum wine with a tea base, for ¥500.
Small bowl
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Small bowl / ¥100
Drinks are not the only thing that’s cheap at Standing BAR Kyasa: every small bowl of snacks on a tray is ¥100. You can get a variety of daily specials with your drink–rolled egg, boiled fish or vegetables, kimchi, potato salad, and many other side dishes. Choosing the perfect small bowl to complement your drink is its own kind of pleasure.
How to Order

There is no menu at Standing BAR Kyasa. Just look at the bottles lined up behind the counter and order what you want. The small stickers on every bottle indicate the price, so you can decide based on that. Some wines and beers are not displayed behind the counter, so feel free to ask the staff if you want anything you don’t see.

- Order Tips -
You pay in cash every time you order. The staff will place a bowl in front of you when you come in. Please put some money in there. Every time you order, the staff will take some money from the bowl to cover the cost of your drink. You can top up the bowl when the money in it runs low.
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Standing BAR Kyasa is a popular bar in Kiyamachi where you can get shochu and sake for a reasonable price. This place boasts some of the lowest prices of the Kiyamachi area, and it’s easy to accidentally drink too much because everything is so cheap. But the prices aren’t the only good thing about this bar. Because the space is so small, there’s not much distance between you and other customers, and you’ll often see all the patrons chatting like old friends. As people from many countries visit Standing BAR Kyasa, you’ll have an experience that you couldn’t replicate anywhere else.
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Standing BAR Kyasa / 立ち吞み きゃさ
Category Bars / Pubs
Phone +81 75-255-9883
Address 287, Minamikurumayacho, Nakagyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 604-8022
Directions 10-minute walk from Keihan Line Sanjo Stn. 10-minute walk from Keihan Line Shijo Stn. 10-minute walk from Hankyu Kawaramachi Stn.
Open Hours 6pm - 2am
Reservations Not accepted
Closed Open everyday
Notes Entry is free.
Price range
Credit cards Not accepted
Good for Solo, With Friends
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
The staff will happily use hand gestures to communicate with you.
Menu Japanese
Lanuages spoken Japanese, Simple English
Number of seats 15 maximum.
Private dining rooms Nothing
Non smoking / smoking Smoking

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