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Tadg’s is Closing – Long Live Tadg’s!!

Tadg & Mika

This lovely picture of the legendary Tadg & Mika is borrowed from Kyoto Visitor’s Guide. Click it to view the original article.

A message from Tadg:

Dear Friends,

We will be closing Tadg’s bar for good on the 22nd Feb. There has, and will be, a few tears shed for the truly amazing times we have had over the past eight years. For this wonderful adventure I have shared with Mika I am so thankful and to everyone who has supported us, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Its time for change, a new adventure is starting.

But before we close we have some amazing music in store. This Friday the 7th [TONIGHT!] Ken the amazing Irish piper and Yuzuru on impeccable guitar & bouzouki, 8pm.

Saturday 8th: American singer song write Kaythrn Clare and some of the members of the Japanese Super Irish band O’Phan play. This should not be missed. Gig from 8pm.

Please take a look at Kathryn’s website.

“Mostly Leonard” – an open mic night on 21st Feb dedicated to the songs and poetry of Mr Leonard Cohen hosted by Mr Max Dodds. Please come early to sign up as it will be on a first come basis.

Lots of love

Tadg & Mika

Obviously this is very sad news, as Tadg’s is a great Kyoto institution. However, I have high hopes that Tadg & Mika will be reopening a new business in a new location in the not too distant future. For the time being, I’d like to express my gratitude for the friendship and support they have shown me over the last few years. And let’s all show them our support by popping over for one last drink at Tadg’s before they close. I think that Leonard Cohen night has my name on it… Thank you Tadg and Mika for so many great nights and so many memories! Long live Tadg’s!

Craft Beer in Japan: The Essential Guide by Mark Meli

Ry and mark

Real beer lovers: Publisher Ry Beville and author Mark Meli launching the book at Tadg’s Bar Kyoto.

This is an excellent little book, packed with useful information for beer lovers here in Japan and a handy portable size for carrying around to all those bars. Personally, I enjoy drinking craft beers, but I am very far away from being an expert, and far too lazy to study the variety of beers available in a systematic way. Fortunately, Mark Meli has done my homework for me. Mark has long had an almost venerated reputation as the authority on craft beer here in Kyoto. In fact Tadg revealed at the book’s launch party that he has long relied on Mark’s counsel when choosing beers for his bar. Now Mark has distilled that expertise and five years of research into this fine book: the very first, and currently only English language guide to Japan’s craft beers. Continue reading

Reggae & Craft Beer Event @ Tadg’s

It’s free entry to this Dub Reggae/Craft Beer Party at Tadg’s Irish Bar & Restaurant on Sunday August 28th.

Tadg says,

Isekadoya Great Beer Event! Lunch starts 1 pm. Event starts 2 pm. 6 special kegs from one of Japans top Micro Brewers. All 1/2 pints ¥600! Lunch course menu ¥1,200. Chilled summer vegetable soup with organic bread, tossed green salad, roast pork chops, potato salad and sauerkraut…

Numnumnumnumnum-yum! To find Tadg’s walk straight up Kiyamachi from Sanjo, before you get to Oike you should see the Empire building on your right. Tadg’s is on the 8th floor. Click here for a most convenient map.

Live Music Events @ Tadg’s

A word from our sponsor! Tadg says,

Friday next 1st July sees the return of ever popular Wild Cards, John Kuzel leader of this band of desperadoes and a man who has enjoyed the great benefits of the witness protection program, tells me they have a batch of new songs that they are really looking forward to playing.
 

The fabulous Wild Cards!

This Saturday night We have two of the most talented Irish musicians around Ken and Yuzuru, a real joy to listen to, from tradtional Irish to jazzy fusion. Gig starts 8pm, no cover.

On the Beer front,  we have a selection of amazing beers and our Happy Hour every day from 6~8pm has our award winning Beers from Baird and Rogue at an amazing ¥500 1/2 pint for these selected beers, some of these beers are selling for ¥ 850 for a half pint and ¥1,200 pint + seating charge here in Kyoto and we have a Happy Hour on Guinness and domestic Beers too.

Coupled with our great value beers I have developed a Special Food Menu to complement our great beers. Have a look. (LINK)

Thanks Tadg! To find Tadg’s walk straight up Kiyamachi from Sanjo, before you get to Oike you should see the Empire building on your right. Tadg’s is on the 8th floor. Here is a map.

Tsunami Aid Fundraiser @ Tadg’s

Tadg says,

On Friday 22nd of April we are having a Tsunami Aid, fund raising event at Tadg’s Bar. The fabulous Wild Cards and guests have volunteered their wonderful musical talents.

The fabulous Wild Cards!

Not only have we great music we will have a raffle for some great prizes. Richard Suter general manager of the Miyako Hotel has graciously donated a dinner for two in their Chinese Restaurant, this is one of the best outside Hong Kong a true culinary experience in exquisite settings. 2nd prize is 10 pints of Ise Kadoya award winning craft beer and the 3rd prize is 5 pints of Ise Kadoya award winning craft beer.

We will also serve a selection of delicious finger food on the night from our new bar food menu, free of charge.

There will be no cover charge on the door and donations are on a voluntary basis.

So please spread the good word. Tsunami Aid at Tadg’s Bar, Friday 22nd April, from 8.30 pm.

Thanks Tadg! To find Tadg’s walk straight up Kiyamachi from Sanjo, before you get to Oike you should see the Empire building on your right. Tadg’s is on the 8th floor. Here is a map.

Max Dodds @ Tadg’s

A word from our sponsor! Tadg says…

Dear Friends,
Thursday 17th February sees the start of what promises to be a series of relaxed informal get-togethers with one of the finest singer/songwriters around: Max Dodds. Max will play from his amazing catalogue of old and new songs, and each week Max will feature guest musicians and singers. So mark it in your diary: Thursday 17th February from around 8 o’clock ~ Max Unplugged, @ Tadgs Bar.

Cheers!

Tadg

And Max adds…

“I will sing some of my ‘story songs’ to sit and listen to… no charge… There will be a hat passed but ornate buttons and kind messages will also be accepted in lieu of coins and bills.”

To find Tadg’s walk straight up Kiyamachi from Sanjo, before you get to Oike you should see the Empire building on your right. Tadg’s is on the 8th floor. Click here to see a map.

Click here to see video of Max playing with raw elements.

The Wild Cards at Tadg’s

A word from our sponsor! Tadg says…

Dear Friends,
This Saturday, January 29th, sees the return of the magnificent Wild Cards with their amazing Americana repertoire and some of the best musicians in Japan! Starting around 8.30pm, it should be another party night!
We have got in a new collection of some of the best beers on the planet, all of these beers are top rated and award winning. We also have a great selection of food at great prices.

Here’s the Beers!

Tadg & Mika Mc Loughlin

The New Beer Menu
Rogue Chatoe wet hop 6.5%
235ml..\750 470ml \1,000

St Rogue red amber ale 7%
235ml..\750 470ml \1,000

Juniper Ale, Pale 7%
235ml..\750 470ml \1,000

Rogue Imperial IPA 95

Above and beyond an India Pale Ale–I2PA is radically hopped with an intense aroma and hop bitterness. Unfiltered and aged for 9 months before it leaves the brewery–not for the faint of heart.This ale is sold in a snifter glass \950.

Rogue Imperial Stout
This amazing stout is nearly three times the strength of ordinary stout, weighing in at a massive 11.8% and is sold in a snifter \950, this is legendary.

Shiga Kogen (one of the best breweries in Japan/the World!)

The fabulous Wild Cards! Click to view a video.

Shiga Kogen Porter
235ml..\800, 330ml, 1000, 470ml \12,00

100 anniversary Pale Ale
235ml..\800, 330ml \1000, 470ml \12,00

American Miscellaneous
Stone IPA
This IPA scores 100 on Ratebeer. It don’t get much better than this.
235ml..\750, 330ml, 950, 470ml \12,00

Big Eye Sculpin
Another legendary IPA scores 100% on rate beer
235ml..\750, 330ml, 950, 470ml \12,00

Ise Kadoya (one of our favorite breweries)

Oyster stout
235ml..\750 470ml \1,000

Weitzen Bock
235ml..\750 470ml \1,000

Blond Ale
235ml..\750 470ml \1,000

Tavern French Cider on tap!
235ml..\750 470ml \1,000

Deep Kyoto personally recommends the St Rogue Red Amber Ale, the Juniper Pale Ale and is looking forward to trying the rest! To find Tadg’s walk straight up Kiyamachi from Sanjo, before you get to Oike you should see the Empire building on your right. Tadg’s is on the 8th floor. To the right is a most convenient map. Click on it for a better look.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving at Tadg’s this Thursday at 7pm and Sunday starting 7pm.
Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Special Vegan Thanksgiving Menu 3,500 yen

Creamy hummus with smoked paprika with our toasted Walnut and Pumpkin seed whole wheat bread.
Winter vegetable soup,garlic croutons,olive oil.
Marinated vegetable salad.
Roasted organic veggies with red wine and shallot sauce on steamed Quinoa.
Herb and garlic roast potatoes, Vegan creamed potatoes.
Vegan Pumpkin pie and custard.

To find Tadg’s walk straight up Kiyamachi from Sanjo, before you get to Oike you should see the Empire building on your right. Tadg’s is on the 8th floor. Click here for a most convenient map.

See this previous post if you still have a hankering for a piece of Pedro.

Thanksgiving at Tadg’s

A word from our sponsor! Tadg says…

Dear Friends
We are aware how financially demanding this time of year can be, and because of this we are offering a superb Thanksgiving and Christmas buffet with all the trimmings. Relax take your time and enjoy a leisurely dinner with your family and friends.

There will be two dates for our Thanksgiving dinners: the traditional 4th Thursday falls on 25th November this year, and for those of us that are working then, we’ll have another dinner on Sunday 28th. Sittings are from 6.30pm and booking ahead is advised.

Tadg’s Thanksgiving Dinner is 3,500 yen per person and here’s what’s on the menu:

Cream of winter vegetable soup / Caesar salad / Seafood cocktail with Mary-Rose sauce / Roast turkey with herb and lemon stuffing / Giblet gravy / Prime Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding /Roast Pork with apple-mint jelly / Roast Herb Potatoes / Baked mashed potatoes with onions / Roasted Winter vegetables / Pumpkin Cake / Christmas Pudding with hot custard.

The Vegan Dinner is also 3,500 yen and here’s the menu for that:

Winter vegetable soup with organic whole wheat bread / Vegetable sticks with vegan cream cheese / Olive, sun dried tomato and carrot salad / Chili bean and tortilla dip /Creamed potatoes (good extra virgin olive oil, onions and garlic) / Herb roast potatoes / Roast winter vegetables / Vegan chicken balls with red wine and garlic sauce / Pumpkin cake

We are now taking family and group reservations.
Tadg’s can cater for your end of year or Christmas Party too.

Are you hungry yet?

To find Tadg’s walk straight up Kiyamachi from Sanjo, before you get to Oike you should see the Empire building on your right. Tadg’s is on the 8th floor. Click here for a most convenient map.