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L'Escamoteur Bar

Open Now: 8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Open today: 8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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Excellent Cocktails

Simply the best cocktails in Kyoto in a sensational atmosphere. Try a smoked cocktail and chat with... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2018
Coolest Bar Ever

Possibly the coolest bar we have ever been in, and we go to Burning Man every year...so that's a... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2018
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Vintage Cocktails, Old-Time Atmosphere, Magic House, Elixirs and Mystery. Are you ready to take a step into the unknown?!
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138-9 Saisekidori, Shijosagaru, Saitocho, Shimogyo-ku, Nakagyo, Kyoto 600-8012, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-708-8511
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Reviewed 3 December 2018

Went to L’Escamoteur Bar when we were in Kyoto. Interesting Dive Bar with hand made unique drinks that are VERY expensive. I would have rated the bar much higher, our bartender was actually very nice but do not go to this bar if you are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 29 November 2018

Simply the best cocktails in Kyoto in a sensational atmosphere. Try a smoked cocktail and chat with the masters.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 28 November 2018

Possibly the coolest bar we have ever been in, and we go to Burning Man every year...so that's a pretty high bar, (no pun intended.)

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ArtisticSusan
Reviewed 14 October 2018

This is like a bar run by steampunk gypsies. The staff was from all over the world and very friendly. The décor was amazing, like cirque du soleil running a bar. And the cocktails were really great. Kind of expensive, 1500-2000 yen for a drink,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Do not miss this fun bar with secret doors, magician bartender, swings as chairs and great drinks and atmosphere! Highlight of our night!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank GreggS18
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This place is simply awesome. The bartenders are excellent. The drinks are creative and inventive. You will be enthralled with the atmosphere of the bar, very cool on the inside. The drinks are so creative. Some drinks you will be called upon to be a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank James M
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Great bar amazing staff best service you probably find in that town, ambiance and atmosphere are outstanding ... my best recommendation in kyoto

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank jonclode
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

The bar is owned by a French magician and once you recognize that , the entire theme of the bar makes sense. It’s extemely quirky and with the friendly and good natured bar tenders wearing those magician hats and using interesting tools to make your...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Gsajid
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Hidden gem, truly great atmosphere and high quality cocktails. Highly recommended for lated night drinks.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Umberto L
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We went there on our last night in Kjoto and it was a very nice evening. The cocktails are very good and the staff is very friendly. The whole atmospehre in the bar was great.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Simon K
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Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub,
Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining,
and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with
tourists and local business travelers, making it a
competitive location for ever-new commercial
structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and
trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains.
Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and
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31 May 2018|
Response from ben l | Reviewed this property |
Canot book, cocktail price are around 12-15€
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