From the people who brought you Bucket, we now have Progress on the other side of Musashi Kosugi station to their first bar. I visited on a pre-opening day and enjoyed it but then somehow forgot to write it up on here. Now I’m remedying that. I thought a Friday night football game would be the perfect opportunity to visit again, so back I went and this time I took some brief notes. Here’s what you need to know.
- Smaller than Bucket and seems to be more of the kind of place that you’d pop in for a couple rather than go to spend a long evening in. There are a few places to sit on a bench near the window with maybe space for about six and there’s also a standing table in the middle of the shop. Unlike Bucket, they don’t really have food. I think they had some nuts and other snacks, but that’s about it.
- Eight taps of Japanese craft. I can’t remember if I’ve seen imports here. I don’t think so. Like Bucket, beers are served in three sizes, half, 300ml and (US) pint and prices ranged from ¥730-¥1090, ¥870-¥1310 and ¥1050-¥1570 respectively. They do growler fills too and had the cheapest TK Brewing pint I’ve ever seen on tap which was very welcome, alongside some other interesting breweries. Like Bucket, they also have a fridge of cans, (including plenty of imports. In fact mostly imports), to take away. There was some nice looking stuff in there too!
- Some daytime opening, WiFi, no cover charge, the holy trinity! Payment is by cashless methods only, so be aware of that before you go. And if you’re wondering where the toilet is, it’s hidden away round the back of the building. They have a map to show you. I now think that I’ve made it sound further away than it actually is.
This is another really nice option in Musashi Kosugi which is fast becoming an area with plenty of good places to drink. Progress is really close to Tachinomi 2nd which I wrote about here. I now have the pre-game luxury of being able to check both Bucket and Progress’s tap lists online and decide which one has more things I want to drink. I really enjoyed my second visit here. The prices are good and the staff are friendly. It’s around five minutes walk from Musashi Kosugi station so very easy to get to. Of course, I’ll be going back.
Japanese breweries on tap when I visited:
Saturday & Sunday, 15:00-23:00
小杉町 3-20-1, Nakahara-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa-ken