Roppongi is known for the bar and club scene. This part of Tokyo rules the night with parties that would not stop until the sun rises and people leave while laughing with their friends at 24-hour izakayas to try to beat that hangover.
Since then, Roppongi has gotten a reputation for being a place that’s a little too expensive to go shopping at during the day, and a little too seedy to go out to at night. The groups of people, young and old, that used to walk the streets have been replaced with hosts and waitresses practically pulling you into their establishments so you can spend a little cash.
While the old club scene of Roppongi is a thing of the past, there are a few places opening up in this area that are trying to revamp the all night long party. Ele Tokyo, located just north of Azabu-Juban Station, is a club like Roppongi has never seen.
Ele Tokyo has made itself out to be the most upscale and classiest of clubs around, so be warned – they enforce a strict dress code and make no exceptions. No T-shirts, plain old jeans, hoodies, or open toes sandals are allowed here.
If your outfit is up to par, your I.D. accepted (you will not be able to get in without one), and you have paid the cover charge (guys up to ¥4000 depending on the DJ that night, free for ladies), it’s time to enjoy the club! Everything inside of Ele Tokyo is new, modern, and almost too beautiful. Step up to the titanium bar and order yourself a hand crafted one-of-a-kind cocktail, or a small snack to munch on. When you have had your fill of cocktails and chit-chat in the lounge area, move to the dimly-lit dance floor and dance to the great music spun by world-class DJs (see their upcoming line-up here).
Ele Tokyo Location Information
Nearest Station: 4-minute walk from Azabu-Juban Station Exit #7 (click on the Google Map for walking directions)
“Why Go?”: If you want a taste of what the new club scene in Roppongi is like, then head to Ele Tokyo and have a good night!