before9 by PUDDLE
before9 is a minimal sake beer bar located in Kyoto, Japan, designed by PUDDLE. The owner of the bar is a former sake brewer, who is dedicated to restoring his brewery, and at the same time, to preserving the declining number of Kyotos machiya. The existing dirt floor portrayed an image of the interior space extending to the outside street or the outside street extending into the interior, depending on ones view. In the original kitchen space area, the designers constructed a beer tap inspired by a traditional Japanese-style oven called kudo out of a block of mortar. Served from this beer tap are craft beers from all over the world.