Cheap! Delicious! Trendy! All these three things combine to form a new style of a standing bar, Suiba
Suiba is a standing bar a 5-minute walk away from Hankyu Kawaramachi Station that established a completely new way of drinking in Kyoto, and for this reason, the bar is the vogue among Kyotoites.
The concept of Suiba is “Delicious, cheap, fast, fun, and clean.” The bar wants to let all people regardless of their gender and age, enjoy standing bars, which is why the bar is nonsmoking, with bright lights and clean interior. And even though the drinks and food are cheap, they all taste great; just according to the concept. The bar is always a fun place to be, with shouts of joy and smiling faces all around you.
After just one visit, you are bound to be hooked on Suiba. I hope you will spend a fun night out at this standing bar you can only find in Kyoto, Suiba.
One of Suiba’s specialties is this fatty sashimi that is a must-order at the bar. Sometimes they even have some types of sashimi you don’t normally get to eat! The very reasonable price is one of the charms of Suiba.
Different types of sake
/ ￥380 ～
Draft beer at Suiba can be had for 300 yen. You may think there are not many choices because the prices are so low, but actually, Suiba has a nice selection of authentic sake for reasonable prices! They have all kinds of sake, from refreshing ones to thick and heavy ones.
This is for those who like traditional Japanese food. These dishes warm you up with their simple tastes, and they cost only 150 yen per portion. How cheap! They have different dishes every day, and normally they have around 10 on the menu. This renkon (lotus root) curry in the picture is Sharing Kyoto writer Shiho’s favorite; the crunchiness of the renkon and the just-right saltiness of it make it a great partner for beer.
Old-style potato croquette
This potato croquette is also something loved by Sharing Kyoto’s writer Shiho, and every time she goes to Suiba she orders some. The nostalgic, gentle taste of the potato croquette is delicious. These croquettes are only 100 yen for one. They are really good so I recommend you order one per person.