Azure was the first gay bar I managed to find in Kyoto. It is still the one I go to most often. Azure is in Kiyamachi, the main drinking street in Kyoto, though it’s located on the 3rd floor so you have to keep your eyes open for the sign and get up in the elevator located next to “Club Laid”. Ao is the bar’s owner and is really friendly! Most of the staff only speak a little English but they always make the effort to make you comfortable!
There is a table charge of 800 yen which includes some bar snacks, and drinks are around 700 yen.