Saturday, 17 October 2015

Kichijoji round up part 3: Beer Cafe Camiya

(This was initially part of a larger post combining three places in Kichijoji. There are now split into individual entries. Here are part 1 and part 2

- Fancy new place attached to what I think is a bakery about 10 minutes walk away from the hustle and bustle near the station. The modern minimalist decor you would expect. Light and airy during the afternoon on a Sunday. Seating for ten at the counter and seating for eight others at tables. Nice place to enjoy a few drinks.
- Eight pretty good taps, mostly Japanese craft but with a couple of imports, one of which was Abbaye de St Bon Chien! Beer served in three sizes, 260ml, 400ml, 568ml. Prices are a bit expensive, ranging from ¥750-¥900, ¥950-¥1100 and ¥1350-¥1500 respectively. Taplist is on their Facebook page. Some bottles in the fridge at the back, but didn’t get a good look at them and couldn’t see prices on the menu.

This is an interesting one. From comments on this blog and from reading elsewhere I have heard two very distinct things about this place. Firstly that it is very expensive (guess you can see from above that this is probably pretty accurate) and secondly that it’s a nice place. After visiting, I’d agree with both. Not sure how often I will be back as the prices are a definite turn off, but the selection is pretty good and it’s a nice place to have a few beers. As I am not in Kichijoji particularly often I suppose I don’t need to think too much about how I feel about the place. If you go there be prepared to pay a bit more than you would elsewhere but also, to probably have a nice time!

Japanese breweries on tap when I visited: 
Sankt Gallen
Ushi Tora
Shiga Kogen

Opening Hours:

Tuesday-Sunday, 15:00-24:00
Closed Monday


吉祥寺東町 2-31-12, ワイエ吉祥寺 1F, Musashino-shi, Tokyo 


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