1ST OCTOBER - 30TH NOVEMBER 2021
BEST BAR VOYAGE
Best Bar Voyage is a series of events that commenced this February. Each series features an award-winning bar showcasing handcrafted cocktails for two months from Publico’s riverfront bar.
Together with Bacardi, world-class international bartenders will design three Italian-inspired creations exclusively for the Publico mixologists to recreate.
About Bee's Knees Bar, Kyoto, Japan (#18 Asia’s 50 Best Bars):
Bee's Knees was the brainchild of Bar Manager/ Head Bartender Toru Ariyoshi. Toru was a renowned name in the international flair bartender competition scene for several years and made several guest appearances in various famous international bars, restaurants and clubs, before starting Bee's Knees in Kyoto. Bee’s Knees is conceptualised as a speakeasy bar; with an industrial and urban flair; and was accoladed as the 50 Best Discovery in 2019.
One can quickly identify this fabulous bar from its yellow exterior door. Once inside, the speakeasy ambience continues in this welcoming, dim space, with music from the 1990s' hip-hop soundtrack.
The bar's cocktail offerings stay authentic to the theme. Several adaptions on the Roaring Twenties classics with notable creations like the 'Astronaut' were specially concocted with Ki No Tea Gin, homemade cassis jam, and freshness lemon and in-house orange bitters. The cocktails change seasonally. A lot of creativity has been put together into each and every creation.
Italian Bee's Knees by Toru Ariyoshi
Gabriella by Tatsunari Namatame
Calibra Core by Keisuke Yamamoto
Bee's Knees Bar, Kyoto, Japan
TORU ARIYOSHI - Bar Manager / Head Bartender, Bee's Knees Bar
Greg - Bartender, Publico
Charu - Bartender, Publico