With over 11,000 records lining the wall cabinets, this little music bar is truly all about the music. The name itself bespeaks its no frills music-centric approach, with 'JBS' standing for jazz, blues and soul. The owner Kobayashi has a profound appreciation and encyclopedic knowledge of the bar's eponymous music genres. And even if his reserved demeanor doesn't seem to invite much chit-chat, Kobayashi is clearly keen to share his love of music with others – carefully selecting each record and then displaying the album jacket so his patrons can follow along with what's playing.
JBS really is the perfect example of the classic music bar: a place for contemplative music appreciation over a good drink where a veritable library of records is all within reach and expertly curated for your enjoyment.