Dress Code

Tokyo American Club prides itself on ensuring a welcoming atmosphere for Members and their guests. In preserving the ambience and traditions of the Club, the explanations below serve as the minimum dress code requirements.

When in doubt, visitors should err on the side of more conservative attire. Clothing and accessories must not display inappropriate images or messages (in any language) and must be neat and clean.


Function facilities (The dress code does not apply to private events held at Club function facilities or Club events where an alternative dress code is specified.)
1F: American Bar & Grill, Winter Garden
2F: Washington Room, Lincoln Room
3F: 51 East
General: Formal side transit spaces

American Room, Muromachi Bar & Lounge


  • Collared shirts
  • Collarless shirts permitted only when worn beneath a blazer or sport coat
  • Slacks, khakis or jeans
  • Closed-toe dress shoes, loafers or sneakers


  • Dresses, blouses, sweaters or tops
  • Skirts, slacks or jeans
  • Open or closed-toe dress shoes, loafers, dress sandals or sneakers

Hats (except women’s dress hats) and athletic/exercise wear are not appropriate at any time.

Dress shorts are acceptable for men and women from May 1 to September 30.

Weekends: T-shirts, dress shorts and dress sandals (except flip-flops, shower shoes, soft plastic or foam clogs, such as Crocs, or similar footwear) are acceptable.

Frederick Harris Gallery, The Cellar/Video Library
Bowling Center, Rainbow Café, Café Med, Foreign Traders’ Bar
2–5F: Recreation facilities, Library, Business Center, Logan Room
General: Family side transit spaces

Men & Women

  • Club or sweaty exercise wear may not be worn in the dining facilities, Foreign Traders’ Bar, Library or 1F lobby and B1 Family area, except when in transit to or from the Family side 1F and B1 entrances.
  • Hats are not allowed in Café Med and Rainbow Café.
  • Footwear is required at all times, except in the Sky Pool area or as otherwise instructed.
  • Members in transit to or from the Sky Pool are expected to cover up.

The Club's summer dress code takes effect between May 1 and October 31.

During this time, dress shorts are acceptable for men and women in the Formal areas of the Club, where the standard dress code is applicable.

Who creates the dress code?
The Member-led Dress Code Task Force and House Committee work with management and receive approval from the Board of Governors. The task force reviews and updates the dress code when necessary.

Where can I find the most up-to-date dress code information?
The dress code is part of the House Rules. The most accurate source for the latest House Rules and dress code is the Club website.

How is the dress code enforced?
Management, by the authority of the Board of Governors, is empowered to determine and enforce what constitutes appropriate attire. Management is obligated to inform the House Committee of any Members who refuse to comply with the dress code or any other rules.

Are there any exceptions to the dress code?
Private and Club events can be granted exemption by the Board of Governors.

Does the dress code apply if I am transiting from one area to the other?
Yes, it does. For example, if transiting from Traders’ Bar to the Family side, you must adhere to the Standard dress code to pass through the Winter Garden.

To whom does the dress code apply?
The dress code applies to all Members and guests. It is the responsibility of the Member to inform their guests in advance of the dress code and ensure that all Club rules are followed.