Bee's Knees

Cocktail Bar in Downtown Kyoto

Speakeasy-style cocktail bars have been popping up in Kyoto of late, and this one hits the mark with its 'secret entrance' (look for the subtle bee sign), pressed metal ceilings, dark wood and dim lighting. Chatty bartenders mix up Prohibition-era classics with a twist – try the matcha tiramisu or the smoked mojito with cherry-blossom wood smoke.