A quick post today on a kaku-uchi (booze shop where you can drink), that has been open a couple of years. There are now loads of places to drink in and around Kanda. Perhaps some might be put off by the swarms of salarymen which fill the area on weekdays, but plenty of these places are open at the weekend and it’s quite interesting sometimes to see a business area stripped off its businessmen. Anyway, here’s what you need to know.
- Quite small place with a communal central standing table and both walls full of shelves and fridges of bottles of all sorts of alcoholic drinks including a lot of bottles of Nihonshu which looked quite interesting. But beer too obviously.
- Seems like it has the capacity for a few more beers on tap but they only had two or three on when we went. I say two or three as two were what you’d expect for beers on tap and one was lambic from a box. The regular taps were served in two sizes, 200ml and 400ml and were ¥880 and ¥1430 respectively. In addition to these there were a couple of fridges of bottles and cans with a mix between interesting Japanese craft and imports. There were plenty of things that I wanted to drink.
- Daytime opening, no cover charge, and it’s no smoking. Sorry, I forgot to check for WiFI.
Personally, I’m a bit of a fan of the kaku-uchi concept and I enjoyed having a couple of beers here. These kind of places are perfect for a pub crawl as different kaku-uchis seem to offer different kinds of things and Caliquors didn’t disappoint. The fact that it’s standing (as kaku-uchis often are), probably means that it’s more somewhere you’d pop in for a few and then move on. But maybe that’s just my old legs talking. At the same time though, there’s plenty to keep you interested and occupied here so if you do pop in and get on a roll you might hang around longer than expected.
Japanese breweries on tap when I visited:
神田紺屋町28 紺屋ビル101, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo