Aoyama Nightlife

Where to Go at Night in Aoyama - Tokyo

The nightlife in Aoyama is as chic as the upper-class Tokyoites it attracts. From small classy wine bars to high-energy dance venues Aoyama nightspots are beautifully decorated and well serviced. Fitting into the stylish surroundings are a number of venues for appreciating live jazz from local and international artists. These venues are great for a pleasant night out with friends or a romantic interlude for couples. 

Start the night off with a glass of wine in one of the intimate wine bars then head to a club for some dancing. Alternately, just stroll leisurely along the backstreets of Omotesando and you are sure to stumble across any number of interesting nightspots.

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Le Baron Tokyo

This cool, sexy nightclub is one of the hottest in the city and a good place to spot celebrities and hang out with the beautiful people. Leather couches, moody lighting and artistic photography add to the hip adult atmosphere. With sister clubs in Paris and New York Le Baron has quite a reputation among elite Tokyoites. Popular resident DJs as well as visiting international DJs promise the best dance music in Asia.

  • Subway: Omotesando Station, Ginza and Chiyoda Lines
  • Address: Aoyama Center Bldg. B1, 3-8-40 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku
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Popular with Aoyama’s runway fashionistas Velours is a luxurious lounge where you can relax with good conversation, good drinks and good music. Decorated with antique opulence the interior of Velours is amazing. The main entrance way is a glass catwalk that takes you straight through the club. Plush seating, extravagant chandeliers and throne-like chairs that once belonged to Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI are particularly gorgeous.

  • Subway: Omotesando Station, Ginza and Chiyoda Lines
  • Address: B1 Almost Blue, 6-4-6 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku 107-0062
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Body and Soul Jazz Club

Established by Kyoko Seki, one of the first people to open a jazz bar in Tokyo, Body and Soul is a small intimate jazz club with a rich history of finding and featuring the best upcoming and established jazz musical talent in the world. Take a close up front-row seat and feel first hand the true power of a live jazz performance. Many top musicians end up at Body and Soul after playing other venues in the city. The club has an extensive menu of drinks and food. Reservations are recommended and are only taken by phone 03-5466-3348.

  • Subway: Omotesando Station, Ginza and Chiyoda Lines
  • Address: 6-13-9 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku
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Blue Note Tokyo Jazz Bar

This is arguably the most famous jazz venue in the city with a history of big names from Dizzy Gilespie to Sarah Vaughn. Today the world’s best musicians still grace the Blue Note; Tony Bennet, Natalie Cole, John Legend. The bar is not very large which gives the performances a deeper intimacy and the name-sake blue-lit stage creates a moody ambience for jazz.

  • Subway: Omotesando Station, Ginza and Chiyoda Lines
  • Address: 6-3-16 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku
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Bar Ho

A quieter alternative to the Aoyama jazz clubs is Bar Ho. This quiet bar specializes in single malt whiskey offering over 70 varieties. With soft lighting, comfortable couches and easy jazz playing over the stereo this is a classy but relaxed place to enjoy a nightcap.

  • Subway: Omotesando Station, Ginza and Chiyoda Lines
  • Address: Backborn House B1F. 6-2-10 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku
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Don’t be fooled by the modest façade of this bar and restaurant, NOS, (Nature Off Stage) is a complex collection of gallery bars and retro banquet rooms. Entrance is through a garage-like door into a small standing bar populated mainly with students from the nearby Aoyama University. From here spiral staircases lead to four levels of well-designed spaces. An impressive menu of spirits and cocktails is available plus food items.

  • Subway: Omotesando Station, Ginza and Chiyoda Lines
  • Address: 5-10-17 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku
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