One night it’s a rock bar, the next it’s a jazz club, or perhaps a house of blues. Zac Baran has had 30 years in which to figure out its identity, but it still feels like a different place each time you visit. It’s most fun as a live venue that hosts a wide spectrum of events, ranging from bamboo flute recitals to raucous student rock bands. Its proximity to Kyoto University keeps the crowd young and hip, while the food and drink is cheap and cheerful.

Kyoto Shortlist

Review updated October 2009


18 Sanno-cho, Marutamachi Dori, Higashioji Higashi-iru, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto

Transport Bus 206.

Telephone 075 751 9748

Open 6pm-4am daily.

Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.


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