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Saturday, June 22, 2024

Craft! Kunita-Chika – Tokyo Beer Drinker

At the moment, half three of the nice Chuo line catch-up-with-places-I-haven’t-visited-that-have-been-open-for-ages pub crawl. I don’t know why, however this place has all the time sort of intrigued me. I feel it might need one thing to do with the pun within the identify, which precisely portrays the truth that the place is each in Kunitachi and within the basement. In including one of many earlier locations on this crawl, I observed that I had been barely dismissive of Craft Kunita-chika on the digest put up entry. Now that is up, that remark has been consigned to the bin, so no want for me to fret about feeling like I’d been a bit imply. It wasn’t actually very imply in any respect, however I do prefer to attempt to be optimistic if I can. Anyway, right here’s what you must know:

  • Situated within the basement of the Seiyu grocery store, surprisingly near the Sekiya beer store which now has a sort of hybrid growler filling / standing bar place. The lately up to date put up about that place will be learn right here. You may get in to Kunita-Chika both by taking the elevate right down to the basement or by happening the steps in Sekiya and thru the store. Bit larger than I assumed it might be, with a few counters for possibly 10-15 in whole and fairly a number of tables too. I actually loved the vibes of the ‘Good Beer, Good Time, Good Meet’ which was painted on the wall and I’m not saying that to be sarky about using English. It did really feel like a spot which was someplace individuals go to have a pleasant time.
  • Seven faucets of Japanese craft with an emphasis on native stuff, though a few Niigata brewed beers crept in. The wall decorations additionally characteristic a Tokyo brewery map and I feel that’s the final idea right here with round half of the faucets being beers brewed in west Tokyo. Beers served in two sizes S (250ml) and M (450ml). Costs ranged from ¥680-¥908 for the S and ¥998-¥1489 for the M. Additionally they had a beer flight of no matter three beers you fancy for ¥1780. Undecided what the sizes are although.
  • Plenty of meals out there. Google describes this place as an Izakaya and I can sort of see why because it’s positively an consuming and consuming place. Though saying that, I’m certain it’s high quality to simply go and drink if you’d like. I had a very nice dish of chilly vinegar tomatoes. Guess that doesn’t sound as good whenever you write it in English, however I’ve been eager about recreating it since I ate the final forkful. Very good! Couldn’t discover WiFi. They solely have daytime opening on Sunday, (which in all probability makes Saturday really feel a bit of unhappy). There was no cowl cost!

I’ve to say the tomatoes made it for me right here. The beer choice won’t be the perfect for everybody. I like the truth that they focus considerably on native breweries, however on the similar time, a few of these breweries are ones that I are inclined to keep away from on taplists in different bars… On the prime finish, the costs aren’t the most affordable both. However I ought to stress that the workers had been very nice and I had a pleasant time right here. Typically the most affordable locations with probably the most faucets aren’t probably the most enjoyable. Typically they’re, however there’s positively a spot for bars like this which have a pleasant native really feel. Undecided after I would possibly return. But when/after they reopen the Uncommon data store in Kunitachi, or after I’m passing, I’ll in all probability pop in for a fast beer and a few extra tomatoes.

Japanese breweries on faucet after I visited:
Distant Shores

Opening Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday 17:30-23:00
Sunday, 15:00-22:00
Closed Wednesday

中 1-9-30, Kunitachi-shi, Tokyo



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