Tokyo Loose is an “interesting” club. It’s located across from a police box in Shinjuku’s Kabukicho. Head down a flight of stairs and you wind up in the tiny basement bar/club TOKYO LOOSE. Dim lighting with random dancing, green lasers and mirror lined walls greet you as you dodge around whomever is playing darts by the door (usually one of the friendly staff members). As with most drinking establishments in Tokyo it’s all smoking, but if you’re bored of cigarettes try out some hookah. At TOKYO LOOSE you can rent a hookah for an hour for a reasonable price with a decent selection of flavors.
The crowd seemed to be an interesting mixture of 20’s to 50’s, with the women leaning towards the 30’s side and the men scattered across the board. It seemed like there were quite a few older Japanese businessmen out on the prowl and/or just out to have fun. The wide age gap didn’t seem to bother anyone because most of the girls were too drunk to care. The club is small but has a dance floor, however, if you’re a dancing fool and don’t like moshing (constantly bumping into people) to rap and/or hip-hop you may want to avoid TOKYO LOOSE once it gets busy, which is normally after midnight. The crowd seems to just dance wherever they stumble, even if it’s on you.
The ethnicity of the club goers seemed to be African, Southeast Asian, and Japanese. All of the signs and menus either had Japanese and English on them or a counterpart in English. Drink prices and selections where average and the staff were very friendly and helpful, speaking in both English and Japanese. The music was an interesting combination of popular old and new school, with random African and South American rap thrown in. Tokyo Loose has a DJ booth with a variety of local DJs that perform. They also sponsor international parties once a month.
International Ratio: More Local
Male / Female Ratio: More male
Average Price: 700 JPY
Comments: Cover charge on some days
Entrance Fee: No cover charge (unless there is an event)
Happy Hour: Yes
Happy Hour Price: All drinks 500 JPY
Happy Hour Time: Mon-Thurs 8pm- 12pm
Music Genre: Mainstream/pop, Hip-hop, Latin, Other
Suitable For singles, partying,
Address:2-37-3 Kabukicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo