B1 Almost Blue 6-4-6 Minami-Aoyama
Tel: +81 3 5778 4777
Open: 9pm ’til late Weds-Thurs, 10pm ’til late Fri-Sat
Understatement is not a word that exists in Velours. The antithesis of minimalism, the heady world of Velours is one where antique chic meets over-the-top kitsch: think tinted glass walls, stuffed pheasants, mock crocodile skin, gilt-edged mirrors, zebra print booths and shimmering chandeliers. Not a place for wallflowers, the clientele – a high-octane professional party crowd – is equally averse to the concept of blending in. And the icing on the cake at this temple of maximalism? Undoubtedly the glass catwalk over carefully raked sand – which in practical terms separates the dance floor from the lounge area but in reality provides the perfect clubbing catwalk for some exhibitionist sashaying. Best suited to fun-loving urbanites rather than hardcore clubbers, the club hosts an eclectic array of fashion, design and media parties with varying styles of DJs and entertainment. A place for sashaying, schmoozing and drinking buckets of champagne.
Taken from Hg2 Tokyo by Danielle Demetriou
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