Run by Kiuchi Brewery, the sake brewer behind the popular Hitachino Nest beer brand, this dining bar is devoted to craft spirits, craft beers and premium beef and pork from Ibaraki Prefecture. Drinks options include ten types of craft whisky (priced from Y750), seven craft beers on tap (Y750-880), and gin-based liqueurs flavored with lime, rosemary, toasted yuzu and kelp. Whisky tasting flights are available.
Well-prepared grilled meats, sausages and charcuterie platters make up the bulk of the meat-centered food menu, with salads and meat-topped pastas providing balance. The decor is typical brewpub dining-bar in style, with reasonably comfortable table seating in the main room, and more bar-style stools in the smaller room in front of the distillery space. Giant tanks provide a festive industrial backdrop, but the music selection let us down.
Budget around Y3500 at dinnertime for drinks and lots of meat.