A quick post today on a recently opened place in Musashi Kosugi. Bucket is a cafe that also serves craft beer rather than being a craft beer cafe if you know what I mean. Perhaps it could be more easily described as a coffee and craft beer place which to be fair is exactly how they do describe it. One big benefit of the coffee shop side of the business is the fact that there is daytime opening. I’m still not sure how popular daytime boozing is in Japan, particularly amongst Japanese people, but given that in this modern world we all work at different times, it’s very nice to still have the option of drinking beer in the daytime even if your days off are not the weekend. Anyway, here’s what you need to know about Bucket:
- Nice and comfortable new place not far from Musashi Kosugi station a few doors closer than McCanns and across the road from Charbro, another newly opened place that I guess I should visit and put on here soon (but Charbro is a meaty food place, so maybe that’s not completely up my street). Long counter for maybe 10 and a big bench seat along the opposite wall with small tables for maybe the same amount. There’s also a regular table for four near the front window.
- Six taps of beer, which seem to be three domestic craft and three US imports. Not sure if this will always be the case, but that’s what it looks like so far. Beer served in half and pint (US). Prices ranged from ¥750-¥1050 for the half and ¥1100 to ¥1400 for the pint. These ranges are skewed a bit by one imported beer which was more expensive. If you remove this from the calculations the top end is ¥900 and ¥1250 for half and pint respectively. Brewery choices seem decent, at least from what I’ve seen and by my taste.
- UPDATE: Now they also operate as a bottle shop and have a couple of fridges of mainly imported beers to take away. I guess you can also drink them on site. No idea about prices but they post new stock on their social media sites pretty often so check out what they have there.
- No cover charge, no smoking and daytime opening. Couldn’t find wifi, but it seems like the kind of place that would have it. (Now they do have it). I should also mention that alongside the beer which I’ve obviously focused on for this blog, they serve coffee till 17:00, have some nice looking bar snacks and also have wine, cocktails and soft drinks.
This was a nice place to visit and definitely a nice place to pop in to during the day. There seem to be a lot of decent places in this area now which is great. They publish their tap list on Facebook every day so you can check what they have on before popping in. I’ll definitely be back as I often find myself in the area and it was a very enjoyable and relaxing experience when I went.
Japanese breweries on tap when I visited:
Saturday & Sunday, 15:00-23:00
新丸子東 2-926, Nakahara-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa-ken