Description: These sell themselves as high(er) class kyabakura. You should expect to find more staff, who are usually better educated, make better conversation, and serve better drinks.
System: New Clubs have the same system as kyabakura. So expect a Set time of 45-60 minutes.
Budget: Again, see the kyabakura entry but add 40-50% extra. A 45-60 minute set will probably start around 10000 yen and almost always has a 20% service charge associated with it. Plus alpha. Drinks are more expensive, bottles are more expensive... everything is more expensive!
Making friends: Expect even more involved sales tactics than a regular kyabakura. Again, the goal of all this is to part you with your money by making you buy into the fantasy.
Whiskey Richard is the founder of nomunication.jp, and has been saying he has lived in Japan for ten years for the past four years. He enjoys drinking basically anything except straight-up Campari.