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Arty Farty | Tokyo’s Most Popular Gay Dance Club
Arty Farty and its sister club The Annex is adjoined, making for two Tokyo’s most popular gay bar and dance club in Nichome, Shinjuku-ku (Area 2 in Shinjuku District). The long-running club in Tokyo, Arty Farty and The Annex are divided into two sections, one with a big bar area and the other side is a spacious dance floor. This popular gay dance club attracts a young crowd mixed with locals, expats and gay travelers.
Arty Farty and The Annex open daily from 8 pm to 4 am and until 5 am on Friday & Saturday nights. Drinks are reasonably priced plus you get a stamp which gives free entry between the two venues. Arty Farty hosts special events on occasions, stay tuned on their website.
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This gay hot-spot in Nichome has been around for years. Arty Farty & The Annex is divided into two sections, one with a big bar area and the other side is a spacious dance floor. Arty Farty and The Annex are absolutely a popular spot for expats and gay travelers.
Music: Arty Farty & The Annex plays both top local and international pops, such as Katy Perry and etc.
Crowd: Young locals and international visitors are attracted to Arty Farty & The Annex as it’s reputation for the most enjoyable dance club in Tokyo.
Dress: Nightlife in Shinjuku-ku is pretty casual street. Shirt and jeans or t-shirt is totally fine. Please note Arty Farty & The Annex and some bars don’t flip-flop.
How to get there
Arty Farty & The Annex is located in Tokyo’s famous gay town, Shinjuku Nichome (Area 2 in Shinjuku District). The neighborhood is home to most of Tokyo’s gay bars and gay-friendly bars. Overall the area is conveniently located and busy with nightlife, shopping, and restaurants.
Subway/Metro: The nearest station is Shinjuku-sanchōme which is served by three lines; Marunouchi Line, Toei Shinjuku Line, and Fukutoshin Line. From the station take exit C8 and the Arty Farty & The Annex is located less than a 1-minute walk.
Taxi: Ask for Shinjuku Ni-Chome area 2 of Shinjuku District. While this destination is well known, many taxi drivers don’t speak English so it is recommended to show the driver the address or point to the destination on the map.
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