Among the more highly anticipated restaurant openings in Nashville this year, The Twelve Thirty Club will make its full debut on Upper Broadway the dapper 400-seat Supper Club opens at the end of September. This will be the final component of the three-story experience headlined by food and music.
Located at Fifth + Broadway, spanning an entire city block, The Twelve Thirty Club provides a modern take on a classic supper club where dining, entertainment and design collide to create a fanciful, dynamic experience.
Spearheaded by 12-time James Beard Award nominee Sam Fox and his partner Justin Timberlake. The Twelve Thirty Club will combine food, music, and art to create what it promises to be a unique experience on a floor-by-floor basis.
“Years of labor and love went into finely crafting every detail of this truly immersive experience,” says Fox, who is also the founder of Author & Edit Hospitality. “Each level of The Twelve Thirty Club is completely unique unto itself when it comes to the menu, cocktail program and design. We hope that our guests will be swept away and lose themselves in the music, style, unbelievable dining and service and want to return again and again.”
The Twelve Thirty Club, designed by renowned design firm AVRO|KO, offers three levels, each with a distinct food, beverage and entertainment experience. The first level, The Honky Tonk, opened in April and plays host to live music nightly. The dining area offers an approachable menu with exciting twists on American favorites like Pork Belly Dumplings, Anson Mills Grain Bowl, the 12/30 Burger and the All-Day Egg Sandwich.
A striking centerpiece, the staircase provides a pathway to the mezzanine level with its elegant-meets-casual design. On the mezzanine level, guests can enjoy an intimate, 50-person cocktail lounge called Honorary Member. It allows guests to temper the energy of the first level without leaving it entirely as they enjoy sips and eats.
The second level houses both the Supper Club and the adjoining Rooftop Bar. Paying homage to the Art Deco stylings of the 1920s, the Supper Club walls are adorned with custom, hand-painted murals reminiscent of a dark and whimsical forest, accented with lush burgundy curtains and red velvet accents.
The sophisticated Supper Club offers an upscale menu with luxe starters like Wagyu Steak Tartare, an over-the-top raw bar, and modern takes on traditional supper club steakhouse fare. A custom-built wine wall houses a global wine collection of more than 1,800 bottles. The beverage program runs the gamut from craft to classic.
The Rooftop Bar is for those who desire some fresh air – and something a little more potent. Situated atop Nashville’s new Apple store, this space offers commanding views of The Ryman, Bridgestone Arena and Lower Broadway. The ultra-chic, garden-style outdoor setting invites guests to gather and toast the night away under a canopy of stars while listening to the latest DJs.
“Nashville is a city unlike any other. Sam and I wanted The Twelve Thirty Club to stand out and celebrate the different people and cultures that make this place so special. It’s stylish and sophisticated, but still has an unmistakable energy driven by music. We aim to set the tone for what Upper Broadway is and what it has the potential to be. It has been really cool to see it all come together,” says Justin Timberlake.
Images courtesy of Jason Bihler, Seth Parker