Bee’s Knees

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(biizu niizu)

The Bee’s Knees cocktail bar in Kyoto is a cozy, speakeasy-style bar located in the heart of the city. The bar has a vintage vibe, with dim lighting, plush seating, and classic jazz music playing in the background. The bartenders at the Bee’s Knees, Toru Ariyoshi and Tatsunari Namatame, are highly skilled and knowledgeable about their craft, and they take great pride in creating unique and delicious cocktails for their customers.

One of the things that sets the Bee’s Knees apart from other bars in Kyoto is their focus on using locally sourced ingredients in their cocktails. They work closely with farmers and other producers in the area to ensure that they are using the freshest and highest-quality ingredients available. This commitment to local sourcing gives their drinks a unique and authentic flavor that is truly representative of the region.

The menu at the Bee’s Knees is extensive and includes a wide variety of classic cocktails, as well as original creations that are exclusive to the bar. Toru Ariyoshi and Tatsunari Namatame are always happy to make recommendations based on their customers’ preferences, and they are skilled at creating custom drinks on the spot. The bar also has a small but carefully curated selection of snacks and light bites that pair perfectly with their cocktails.

Bee’s Knees is ranked number 47 in Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2022.

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