If you’re tired of cramped dance floors and shoving through people packed into a tiny bar that’s mislabeled a dance club then check out Atom in Shibuya. It’s located in the love hotel district (Dogenzaka) on the street where many of Shibuya’s clubs all sit in a row. The love hotel district is located behind 109; so just head up the street to the left of the giant landmark shopping center and a little ways after Don Quixote make a right down one of the alleys. After 11pm just look for the long line of people queuing on the street, it is hard to miss.
The club itself has three floors; the top floor, at times, is converted into a VIP room for all your private party needs and at other times is a smaller open dance floor with a set specific style of music for the night. The top floor is also complete with a bar that runs along the left side of the dance floor with the DJ booth situated at the back of the room. The floor you enter on, also the main floor, has a huge bar wrapping around the back wall. The large DJ booth is located on the opposite side of the enormous dance floor with boxes for girls to dance on in front. Along the walls are girls’ only sections to provide relief from dancing too much in highs heels or boys on the prowl. The main dance floor plays a variety of pop, techno, house, electro, and so forth. Every night each floor has it’s own style of music but the music on each floor tends to stay around the same genres. If you are looking for a more relaxed and slightly quieter place to talk head downstairs to the bottom floor of the club where there are many tables for both sexes to rest at. The bar is located on the right with the tables scattered in front. Another DJ booth playing hip-hop, RnB, and/or rap sits in the far corner from the door. Two dart boards are on the right of the DJ booth and a small dance floor with more “girls only” dancing boxes sits between the seating area and the DJ booth. The section by the tables is better lit so you can tell whether or not the person you’re hitting on is worth your time.
Atom tends to have more females than males, and has both local and expat attendees. Try to make it before midnight because Atom’s happy hour is a 2000 JPY discount off cover, meaning 1000 JYP to get in. Girls get two free drinks and boys, well, get zero with cover. If you don’t make it before midnight cover goes up to 3000 JPY and both sexes get one free drink. Drink selection and prices are average with a bigger than usual champagne selection. Overall, Atom is a huge club that offers many options for music and atmosphere.
Average Price: 700 JPY
Comments: Cover Charge
Style: Dress to impress
Entrance Fee (Male): up to 3000 yen (usually incl. 1 drink)
Entrance Fee (Female): up to 3000 yen (usually incl. 1 drink)
Happy Hour: Yes
Happy Hour Price: cover charge: Men:1000 JPY, Women: 1000 JPY(2 drink tickets)
Happy Hour Time: 9:00PM-12:00 AM
Music Genre: mainstream/pop, techno/house, other electronic, RnB, Hip-hop
Suitable For singles, partying.
Address:2-4 Maruyamacho, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan