Bars and pubs Nishi-Shinjuku

With moody indigo lighting, a stage set with drums and keyboard, the owner’s 50-odd personal guitar collection displayed on the walls, and even a Picasso print or two, this out-of-sight bar attracts ’80s music lovers and mingling singles. Opened ten years ago by 33-year-old Nobuyoshi Doi, Gravity favours hard rock – although the occasional Michael Jackson track has been known to creep in – and hosts bimonthly live band events. It’s a little off the beaten path – in Nishi-Shinjuku as opposed to Kabukicho, and a bit of a walk from Shinjuku Station – but that’s the way Doi wants it, saying he likes the fact that his bar has become known in rock circles primarily through word of mouth.


Venue name: Gravity
Address: Seiwa Building 2F, 7-4-9 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku

Opening hours: Mon-Sat 6pm-2am, Sun & hols 6pm-12midnight
Transport: Seibu-Shinjuku Station (Seibu Shinjuku line)
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