A modern take on a 19th-century supper club is the final space to open at a Nashville dining and drinking destination owned by restauranteur Sam Fox and musician Justin Timberlake.
Design firm AvroKO created the Art Deco-influenced interiors for the 400-seat Supper Club, located on the second floor of The Twelve Thirty Club on Upper Broadway.
Occupying a full city block at Fifth and Broadway, the multi-level bar and restaurant venue first opened in spring 2021.
“Each level of The Twelve Thirty Club is completely unique unto itself when it comes to the menu, cocktail program and design,” said Fox, founder of Author & Edit Hospitality.
The Supper Club, which offers a steakhouse-style menu, was the final of four spaces within the building to welcome guests, starting in late September.
AvroKO, which is best known for its hospitality projects, designed the dining area, bar and performance space with a nod to the 1920s.
The restaurant is reached via a grand staircase from the first level, which provides glimpses of antique lighting and opulent chandeliers as visitors ascend.
Upstairs, rich colours and tactile materials create a sophisticated yet comfortable atmosphere in the main dining and bar area.
Globe-shaped pendants with tufted details illuminate dark-hued banquettes on the perimeter, sandwiched between panelled columns painted deep blue.
The elliptical bar in the centre has a pale stone countertop and bright red siding, which contrasts the dark green leather stool backs.
Another dining room features russet tones – from the seat upholstery to the ceiling – and walls patterned with the mist-shrouded silhouettes of fir trees.
Along a corridor stretches a custom wine storage and display case, which houses part of a collection of 1,800 bottles from around the world.
A stage for musical performances is surrounded by pairs of red velvet armchairs, accompanied by small black tables topped with petite lamps.
A row of semi-circular banquettes also face the stage, separated from the closer seating area by a strip of checkerboard floor tiles.
The Twelve Thirty Club also has an outdoor rooftop bar.
Designed to have a relaxed atmosphere, it features casual cane furniture, light hues and copious planting.
The street-level Honky Tonk bar and lounge is also more laid-back than The Supper Club.
Here, teal ceilings and green leather seating complement wooden flooring and wall panels, lending the space the look and feel of a sports bar, although it also offers live music.
The final space in the building is Honorary Member, an intimate cocktail lounge that seats 50.
Located on a mezzanine level, this room continues the colour palette of the bar below, but in more luxurious materials and furniture pieces.
Overall, the destination is intended to provide a variety of environments to suit different tastes, whether for locals or visitors to the famed Music City.
“Nashville is a city unlike any other,” said Timberlake. “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.”
AvroKO has offices in New York, San Francisco, Bangkok and London, and has completed a wide variety of hotel and restaurant project globally.
Among these are the Eaton hotel in Hong Kong, the Mortimer House member’s club in the UK capital, and the Arlo Hudson Square hotel in Manhattan.
The photography is by Seth Parker, unless stated otherwise.
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