Relax with a record and a drink at jazz bar Hello Dolly
Jazz bar JAZZ & WHISKY Hello Dolly has been putting on records and playing records since they first opened their doors in 1975. Their name originates from the jazz-loving original owner's personal favorite musical, and 1964 hit, "Hello, Dolly!" and its influence can be seen throughout the bar.
At Hello Dolly you can catch live performances every Friday, Saturday and prior to public holidays. Every other day, you'll be able to hear famous jazz records playing on the record player. Every live performance is as authentic as it gets with performances by professional four-person quartets. The bar is also home to over 1,000 records and will gladly take requests.
A jazz bar themed around the fantastical worlds of musicals in the traditional, Kyoto-esque street of Pontocho might seem somewhat out of place at first. However, in actuality, the whimsical atmosphere of Hello Dolly matches strangely well with the fairytale-like ancient city that is Kyoto. This can most easily be seen as you step foot inside the bar.
This place, as it wraps those who gaze out upon the flowing waters of the Kamogawa River, or into the hearts of the dimly lit lamps in tones of spinning jazz records, gives off a warm, homely feeling.
As the name, JAZZ&WHISKY would suggest, Hello Dolly is also a paradise for whiskey lovers. The bar stocks everything from Japanese whiskeys such as Yamazaki to single malts and well-known brands like Harpers.
Whether you're there for the music, or there for the whiskey, Hello Dolly provides an at-home, welcoming environment that feels both high-end, yet comfortable.