Today, the first of a couple of places I visited in Fuchu. Beer House Ken has been on my radar for a while but I have never had the chance to visit until now. It’s another one of those beer shops where you can drink on site, which I always find quite fun. Unfortunately, as I was in a bit of a hurry and was by myself, I didn’t drink anything there. But I was able to pick up a couple of beers to take away. Here’s the basics. By the way, don’t be put off if it looks like it’s closed. The view you see in the picture above shows what the place looks like when they are open.
– World beer shop with about six fridges of beers of various styles and from various countries. Predominately imports, with lots of Belgian, German, US and Scandinavian stuff. There is a handful of Japanese craft beer available (including loads of different Baird beers), but imports are the name of the game here. Prices are pretty much as you’d expect. Also has some glassware for sale.
– Has the feel of a small warehouse/garage with a corner taken up by the office and till and the rest of it being fridges of beer with a couple of little tables and stools for on site drinking. There is no charge to drink on site, which is pretty unusual for these kind of places. I guess realistically though, it’s not the kind of place you would really spend a few hours. Probably more a case of have a beer whilst you’re browsing, or after you have purchased before you go home.
I guess there’s not really much else to say as the concept is pretty self-evident. Certainly there are places around that have bigger selections, but Beer House Ken is a nice place to pick up some good beers if you are in the area and can be easily combined with a trip to Asaya, which will be the next post after this one.
Japanese breweries available:
Oh La Ho
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday, 12:00-22:30
Sunday & holidays, 12:00-21:00
宮町2-3-8, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo