One of the first bars with a riverside terrace in Kyoto, St James Club opened in 1983, making it a veteran by this city’s standards. And its appropriately old-fashioned, the kind of place where the music – usually mellow jazz – is played at a low enough volume for conversations to take place and where the bar staff get to know the regulars, and their chosen tipples. There are two branches of St James Club – this one has a more international feel while the Pontocho branch feels more Japanese.
|Venue name:||St. James Club|
140-19 Saito-cho, Shijo-sagaru, Saiseki-dori, Shimogyo-ku
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 7pm-2am, Sun 5pm-2am|
|Transport:||Kyotoshiyakusho-Mae Station (Tozai line), Kawaramachi Station (Hankyu-Kyoto line)|