The Bank

The Bank is Kamakura’s most sophisticated drinkery.  Originally an actual bank during the 1920’s , the space is an Art Deco/ Art Nouveau hybrid, with high ceilings, plaster walls, and dark wood.  Masamichi Katayama of Wonderwall fame has designed the interior to transform the function of the space, while still showcasing the original details of the building. Gin-based cocktails are the main fare here, as in times past.  Bartender Nozawa San will mix up anything you desire and Chef Emi San creates a warm atmosphere with her tasty side dishes. A wide selection of premium alcohols is available.

The atmosphere is quiet and smoldering, so if you are in a loquacious mood, this is not your stop.  But if you like to savor a drink while listening to mellow jazz and soaking up the atmosphere, then you will love Bar Bank.


Open: Wednesday – Fri  5:00pm- 1am , Sat & Sun & Holidays from 3:00pm

Closed Mondays & Tuesdays.

3-1-1 Yuigahama, Kamakura    0467-40-5090 (in Japanese) Map