1-16-10, Nishiki, Naka-ku, Nagoya, JP, 460-0003

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    »Nagoya Blue Note

    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.

    Mana House B2F
    Nagoya, 450-8799

    »Club Quattro Nagoya

    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.

    3-29-1 Sakae
    Nagoya, 460-0008

    »Jazz Inn Lovely

    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.

    1-10-15 Higashi-sakura
    Nagoya, 461-0005

    »Tiger Cafe

    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.

    1-9-22 Higashi Sakura
    Nagoya, 461-0005

    »Club Zion

    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.

    Kamimaezu Street
    Nagoya, 460-0013

    »Club Rock'n'Roll

    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.

    1-8-12 Shinsakae
    Nagoya, 460-0007

    »Club Diamond Hall

    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.

    2-1-9 Shin-Sakae
    Nagoya, 460-0007

    »Country Joe

    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.

    2-8-9 Shinsakae
    Nagoya, 460-0007

    »Cafe Consert Elm

    Unique nightclub dedicated to chanson and other romantic styles of music. A must for fans. It features live acts every night by local artists and guests from other parts of Japan and overseas. Small and cozy, seating approximately 50, with a utilitarian interior given some atmosphere by strategically placed drapery and lighting. Fare is plain (music is what is important here) with house wines and carafe, along with soft drinks and a small selection of whiskey. Door charge includes one drink and a small dish of appetizers.

    2-4-5 Fukiage
    Nagoya, 464-0856

    »Tokuzo

    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'.

    1-6-8 Imaike
    Nagoya, 464-0850

    »Bottom Line Nagoya

    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.

    4-7-11 Imaike
    Nagoya, 464-0850

    »Plastic Factory

    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.

    32-13 Kanda-cho
    Nagoya, 462-0033
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