Downbeat has been serving drinks to jazz lovers for more than 40 years, and it is still as popular as ever. The owner's record collection, which totals over 3,000 LPs, provides most of the music, but once a month there is a live session. The lounge-style seats and low tables provide a very relaxed atmosphere to enjoy your drinks--and the music. Make sure you eat before you drop into Downbeat; the place serves only very light snacks, such as mixed nuts and cheese. There is, however, a very comprehensive drink menu. Bourbon is the most popular drink here and this is closely followed by gin and lime, an unusual choice, but a favorite among the regular clients.
A popular venue of the city's live music scene, Yokohama Galaxy has played host to some of the most memorable events. Set in a rather small space, with a capacity to host just 150 people, this venue does not lack energy or excitement, with most of its events spilling into the wee hours of the morning. From rock and hip-hop, to hardcore, emo and dance, no matter what your favorite genre of music is, this club is certain to have tapping your feet and swaying to the music.