"The friendly hospitality of owners Michael and Greg and their jolly bilingual staff has made The GAEL (formally Tadg's Irish Pub) the Lonely Planet's favorite Kyoto bar; relax and make friends, while enjoying great food and reputedly the best pint of Guinness in Kansai: choose from a fine selection of whiskies, bottled beers and Japanese lagers." Kyoto Visitor's Guide (read more reviews here).
We changed our name on March 17, 2007 to "The Gael Irish Pub"--same great pub, same great craic!
Whether you're looking for great food, great music or the best of wines, spirits and beers, the warm wooden interior, brass fittings and low ceiling bring traditional Ireland to the heart of Kyoto's artistic district.
Recharge your batteries after a long day of work or travel with a traditionally hearty Irish meal such as Irish Lamb Stew, healthy and delicious Beef & Guinness Stew, Fish & Chips and Mushroom Pie. Or, if you crave something a little more eclectic, our menu offers a range of international dishes that will satisfy even the most discerning palate.
Boasting only the finest Irish beers and whiskeys, as well as a wide range of the best domestic and imported beers and spirits, our drinks menu will leave you spoiled for choice and maybe a little flushed-of-face by the end of the night!
Add a little live music and sport to this already winning formula and you have the recipe for an ideal reprieve from a hectic work or travel schedule. We have live Irish music every Friday from 8pm and Jazz on the second and fourth Saturday of every month, and for all you sports fans we show all international sporting events across six screens.
Wherever you're from, whatever your interests and whether you're visiting with friends, family or colleagues, The GAEL guarantees an oasis of familiarity with friendly staff, excellent fare and an atmosphere not to be equalled in Kyoto.
Families With Children Welcome!
If you are traveling with children, please bring them along. We have a variety of healthy foods and treats, and a large collection of animated DVDs available.
How to Get Here:
We're on the 2nd floor of the Oto building on Nawate Dori across from the Minamiza Theatre. Come out of exit 8 of Shijo Keihan station and turn right and right again up the north side of the underground car park. Look up for the Irish flag and Guinness sign on the building at the end of the road.
Open: 5pm-01:00am, later Thursday to Sunday
Address: Yamatooji-dori-shijyo agaru