Known for their good food, lively atmosphere and reasonably priced craft brews, the Craft Beer Market chain has been growing quickly, and this fifth branch is their first foray into a residential neighborhood rather than an after-work business district. Similar to the downtown branches, CBM Koenji pours a well-chosen lineup of mostly Japanese craft brews from its thirty taps, along with a few ordinary lagers and wine by the glass for those who don't yet fully enjoy the pleasures of craft beer.
While the front section of the bar is as lively and bustling as CBM's other branches, the rear of the house seems much more relaxed, with more comfortable table seating and lots more space. Prices are consistent - most beers are Y780 a pint or Y480 a glass - while the wide range of snacks like shrimp ajillo and flounder carpaccio also offer good value for money.
Last order for food is 10:30pm; 11:00pm for drinks. Open from noon on weekends, with lunch served until 4pm.
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