A little box of a venue that punches well above its size. Ruby Room holds around 150 people, yet has drawn acts including Basement Jaxx, Hernan Cattaneo and Belle & Sebastian to play impromptu sets. It remains a hugely popular spot for expats and club-conscious Tokyoites, despite a bizarre renovation in 2006 that saw a huge chunk of the floor space given over to a semi-private booth that looks very much like a toilet. Events are varied, but the monthly breaks party ‘Deck ’n’ Effect’ is always reliable and busy.

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Kasumi Bldg 4F, 2-25-17 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Transport Shibuya station (Yamanote, Ginza lines), Hachiko exit; (Hanzomon line), exit 3A.

Telephone 03 3780 3022

Open 7pm-5am daily.

Admission Free Mon-Thur, Sun; ¥1,500 (incl 1 drink) Fri, Sat.


Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.

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