Comfort Hotel Gifu
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With a central location, a long history, and a shadowy, intimate atmosphere, this is one of the premier places in Nagoya to enjoy live jazz. Regular acts include local, national and international artists. Opened 30 years ago, Lovely patrons have seen some of the regular artists that appear on the stage go on to become nationally known recording stars.
This French-style cafe welcomes all kinds of people day and night. At lunchtime, office workers enjoy soup of the day with salad or a satisfying hamburger. At teatime, students enjoy tasty pastries with freshly brewed coffee as well as people watching at the front tables. After dark, couples and groups hang out with wine and light appetizers in cozy box seats. The atmosphere is sophisticated and the staff is well mannered and friendly.
Nagoya's Blue Note Club adds a real cosmopolitan flair to this industrial city. In heart of Nagoya's colorful Sake District, you can hear worldwide favorites such as Natalie Cole and Keiko Lee in an intimate room. For a break from the stress of the Japanese work week, stop by, grab a drink from the bar, and enjoy the heartfelt melodies in casual seating. Dinner is also available to complement your listening experience. Although you may not speak Japanese, you will understand the universal language of music that is always found at the Nagoya Blue Note and you can be sure that none of it will be lost in translation. An renown music venue, Blue Note Clubs can also be found in New York, Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, and Milano.
As one of the small chain of nightclubs in major cities across Japan, this club regularly books up and coming bands that have hits on the charts but are still too new to fill large concert halls. With a capacity of only a few hundred, it is possible to see some of the latest popular music in a close, intimate atmosphere. Sellouts and SRO nights are common. Established bands or their individual members, on solo or revival tours also show up occasionally.
A destination for rockers in the Naka area of Nagoya, Club Rock'n'Roll is the place to head to for a night of headbanging. A modestly spacious venue, this club-cum-music-venue offers a stage area, a floor for dancing, and also a bar that serves up a seemingly endless stream of intoxication. See the website to know more.
One of several small halls in Nagoya to catch popular music with domestic and international stars appearing on its stage. This one actually has tiered seating behind the large main floor, so the arrangement and atmosphere can change depending on the performance and the size of the audience. With a seating capacity of up to 800, shows range from recitals of local dance schools to internationally known popular music bands. A small bar offers a modest selection of drinks and light snacks.
Country Joe is a long established bar run by a fan of American country music. Warm, cozy, friendly are all adjectives that would describe the atmosphere that “Joe” has created here. A musician himself, Joe often has live acts, local musicians and the occasional special guest, on the tiny stage in the back that play good ole country-and-western and other country-flavored music (albeit with a Japanese accent). Simple eats, a selection of beers and cocktails, and the ubiquitous bottle keep are all available for reasonable prices. Door charge for live music are moderately priced and depend on whose playing.
Flashing lights, foot-tapping music, and vibrant colors welcome you to the Plastic Factory. The place was earlier used as an old plastic manufacturing unit, but in its new avatar, it stands as one of the hip joints in Nagoya. The in-house DJ renders lively tracks, and plays everything from trance to house. On weekends you will find a live band playing to a packed house. The bar is well-stocked and serves amazing concoctions throughout the night. The club is also hired for private parties and product launches, so do check the program schedule before making your plans.
Club Zion is one of the hottest nightclubs in Nagoya which has carved a niche for itself in the city's nightlife scene. DJs set the dance floor on fire while bartenders do a great job spinning magic with the cocktails. Check website for details on any live gigs or special performances.
This nightclub has made a name for itself by providing entertaining shows in a totally unpretentious manner. The interior is simply a rectangular space with a stage at one end and a bar to one side with tables, chairs, and benches occupying the middle. Music is featured, and ranges from local amateur bands to internationally recognized artists, a grab bag of entertainment. The owner here refers to his place as an 'open house/live house'.
Yes, Nagoya has a Bottom Line, the Bottom Line Nagoya. It is a sister to the famed club in New York and, as such, regularly presents high-level performances of popular music acts. Shows include famous Japanese bands that attract young fans, as well as more established international acts that are popular with the baby-boomer bunch. Depending on the program, the format is usually halfway between a nightclub and a concert hall, offering drinks and snacks during a single or double performance of the main act. Seating capacity is up to 700 and admission varies depending on the program.
One of the popular spots in the Chikusa ward of Nagoya, Club UPSET will definitely turn your idea of entertainment upside down, but in a good way. Featuring bands and artists from all over the world, though giving prominence to local artists, this club is much known for the live music it hosts. Besides the live music, the club also serves scintillating drinks and has special events organized now and then. See the website for more information.