Tachinomi 2nd is a pretty small place (maybe the smallest on this blog actually…) with a slightly unique concept and lots of charm. Here’s what you need to know:
– Small standing bar in what looks a bit like a tiny portacabin but is actually the bottom floor of a very uniquely designed building. There’s probably room for five or six to stand comfortably but you could squeeze a few more in if they were all friends and no contagious diseases were floating around. Along with these they have a nice little patio area in front of the bar which is also standing, but could be pretty nice at certain times of year I think.
– There seems to always be 10 beers on offer. There are no taps so it’s all from bottles or cans. Glassware is provided though. The selection is split roughly 50/50 between Japanese craft and imported stuff. It seems they purchase different beers from different breweries in fairly limited quantities so the selection is always changing. They post the new additions to their beer list on their social media pretty often. Prices are I’d say about a 1/3 mark up on the prices you’d find the beers in a beer shop which seems fair enough to me.
– They also do ‘craft sours’ which is something I can also get behind. I think I’d much rather drink one of them in the summer than an Asahi. There’s no cover charge. And they have Wifi. No idea about the possibility of daytime opening creeping into their hours at some stage, as everything is a bit mixed up right now. Hopefully when/if this is ever over I’ll come back to this post and correct the permanent hours if necessary.
So that’s probably about all there is to say. I have to say, I quite enjoyed this place. I also like the slogan they have on their wall. If you check their Facebook you’ll probably spot it, but it will be a nice surprise for you if you don’t and you spot it on the way in. The limited selection and lack of seating might not appeal to everyone but I like being taken out of my comfort zone (in a couple of ways, I guess), so I think that both of them have a certain appeal. There’s plenty of choice for places to go in this area now, which makes a nice change from a few years ago.
Japanese breweries in bottle/can when I visited:
(but with irregular holidays, so best check their social media before you go)
小杉町 3-20-1 20 1階B号室 光ビル, Nakahara-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa-ken