Cluster is a beer bar with a bottle shop quite near Kashiwa station out in Chiba. This post has now been updated to reflect the new location, which is on the first floor of the Family shopping centre, right in front of the station. It presumably still has its own dedicated group of regulars which have carried over from the previous branch. That’s what I’ve heard anyway. Here’s what you need to know.
– Counter for around six and tables for about 16 more. Now seems to be quite focused on food, in particular very good value lunchtime curries.
– Seven taps of craft which is just about mostly Japanese but included a few imports, (a Brewdog, something Belgian, Moretti for some reason!). Couple of fridges of bottles outside which you can take away and presumably also drink in the bar too. Beer is served in two sizes, half and pint and prices were generally ¥850 for the half and ¥1300 for the pint. They seem to be connected to the 774 brewery which makes their house beer. I suspect it is their brewery and the beer is still made at Atsugi though.
– No smoking and no cover charge and it’s open during the daytime!
Japanese breweries recently seen on tap:
Daily, 10:30-16:00, 17:00-23:00
1-1-11 ファミリかしわ 1F, Kashiwa, Chiba-ken