I've seen living rooms larger than this second-floor venue, home to local acts, open-mic Tuesdays (with a 1-drink minimum), house and techno DJs, and other events. The crowd depends on the music, but because there's no room to move, people dance where they are. The band is close, close, close -- any closer and you'd be in the drummer's lap. In any case, the energy in this place is great, making it one of my favorite live-music venues. Open daily from 7pm or later, depending on the event (some concerts start at midnight), until 5am.
The Ruby Room
2-25-17 Dogenzaka, Tokyo, Japan
Our Rating Neighborhood Shibuya-ku Transportation Station: Shibuya (Hachiko exit, 4 min.). Walk on Dogenzaka to the Prime Building and Royal Host and take the 1st right; keep to the left at the Y intersection. Phone 03/3780-3022 Prices Cover ¥1,000–¥2,000 most nights, including 1 drink; Tues open mike ¥1,500, including 2 drinks. Web site The Ruby Room
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