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FAQ's

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Q: What is the HiFi Room experience at Shibuya?


A: A visit to Shibuya HiFi may involve three different sound systems, but the essence of what we do and the soul of our idea can be found in the Hi-Fi Room. This room offers the opportunity to hear music through a rare mint-condition set of Klipschorn floor stand speakers (circa 1976) powered by a rotating roster of vintage and modern amplifiers (a circa 1974 Marantz 2325, a 2023 Luxman L-505uXii, an early 2000s Onix Melody SP3 II). The room features ample sound diffusion, just the right amount of audio treatment and a listening environment appointed with fine handmade luxury furnishings. Please note there are no drinks and no shoes in the Hi-Fi Room — wear nice socks!

 

Q: Do you play full albums in the HiFi Room?

We host full album listening events, as well as curated artist and genre evenings, in the HiFi Room and the Main Lounge every week. Please find a full schedule here.


Q: Do I need a table reservation to experience Shibuya?


A: Table reservations are not required but are highly recommended. Walk-ins are welcomed. Our vintage Hi-Fi Room features listening sessions every day we are open — please check the schedule here. Space is limited and reservations are highly recommended.


Q: Where are you located?


A: We are located in the Ballard neighborhood at 4912 Leary Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107. There is ample street parking in the neighborhood.

Q: What are your hours of operation?


A: We are currently open Thursday from 5 PM until 11 PM, Friday from 5 PM until 12 AM, and Saturday from 5 PM until 12 AM. We are also open on a strictly-reservation basis on Wednesdays for small group deep listening sessions. Please check the schedule here.


Q: Can I bring my own records to listen to?


A: We are assembling the details on a BYOV night! We are looking forward to guests bringing their own vinyl for listening on either the bar system or in our Hi-Fi Room (for private bookings of 20-25 people).


Q: How do I book the Hi-Fi Room for a private event or put together a larger private event in the entire room?


A: Please email host@shibuyahifi.com and we’ll begin the conversation with you.
 


Q: Do you have non-alcohol drinks available?


A: Yes. We have several N/A options available, including mocktails and a well-appointed Water Menu. Check out the options here, and please let us know if you have a favorite recipe you’d like to enjoy in the future: https://www.shibuyahifi.com/menu/
 


Q: How can I DJ at Shibuya?


A: If you are interested in becoming a host for our HiFi room sessions you can reach out to us at: host@shibuyahifi.com.
 


Q: How do I book a special event or corporate party at Shibuya?


A: We would love to host your upcoming special event. Please email us at: host@shibuyahifi.com and we’ll be in touch shortly with pricing and availability options.
 


Q: Is there a door cover when DJs are playing after 10pm?


A: We showcase both local and world renowned DJs and have a cover charge after 10 PM on on most evenings. Please follow us on social media for more details.
 


Q: Do you have a dress code?


A: We’ve put quite a bit of thought into showing you a good time in a new and interesting way. Look good, and feel free to express yourself. If you plan on visiting the Hi-Fi Room please note we will ask you to remove your shoes — so wear nice socks!
 


Q: What kind of music do you play at the bar? What records do the DJs spin at night?


A: Between 5 PM and 10 PM we feature records drawn heavily for our deep collection of Jazz. Our DJs will be playing an array of soul, funk, disco, hip hop, house and genres that defy definition after 10pm. Always on vinyl.

Q: Are you 21+ over only?


A: Yes. We do not allow minors in the bar and our liquor license doesn't allow for anyone under 21 to be in the bar.

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