After living in Japan for a while, you start to get used to the bar and izakaya scene, and you sometimes forget how far away it is from what you’re used to.
The Japanese barman is usually something of a stoic character. Many have tough outer shells, but once you’ve spent enough times over enough evenings, you’ll have earned a friend for life, and one that will have stories to tell.
But for travelers, there usually aren’t enough minutes and hours in the trip to delve into the depths of the backstreets to find that one bar, perfectly in tune to them.
That’s where Kaname Bar & Café comes in.
Part concierge, part drinking hole, part event space, part meeting place, it’s the perfect venue for expats, tourists and locals to mingle. Get some great tips on Kanazawa and enjoy a specialty cocktail or two without the premium price tag, or perhaps one of the American IPA-style craft beers waiting patiently in the fridge.
Check the seasonal cocktail menu, and you’ll see a great red torii gate. That’s the design here: a gateway into Kanazawa for all its visitors, and a gateway to the bar culture of the West for the locals curious to try. Come down any time for a real espresso coffee, a drink, a chat . . We hope we can share some of the parts of Kanazawa that keep us here with you.