Restaurateur Sam Fox and Justin Timberlake have opened Twelve Thirty Club, a new three-story bar and restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee. Located on Lower Broadway, the city’s rowdiest tourist thoroughfare, the new space covers 38,000 square feet over three floors, featuring two restaurants and five bars.
Twelve Thirty Club takes the concept of Honky Tonk to a new-level. Don’t expect tobacco-stained walls, instead hand-painted murals and antique chandeliers fill the space. Leather banquettes replace metals stools, while a world-class cocktail program is inplace in lieu of canned beers.
At the level one Honky Tonk, the menu filled with chic options, from Yellowtail Sashimi (Burnt avocado, lemon jam, soy, fresno chile) and a Kale Caesar (Romaine, black kale, everything spiced Crouton, lemony) to Black Truffle Chicken “Potpie” and an Anson Mills Grain Bowl (Southern vegetables, fried green tomato, pimento cheese, avocado, yogurt remoulade). For the traditionalist, there are elevated versions of old favorites, including Old Bay Rubbed Wings (With really effing good sauce), Backyard BBQ Dry Rubbed Short Rib, Mac & Cheese, Coleslaw, and the 12/30 Burger (Smashed & caramelized with melted cheese, pickle, Red onion, honky tonk sauce). There’s also a suchi bar and a slew of stake options.
The cocktail menu is large and crisscrosses genres. Pours like the Island Town Tiki (Cruzan white rum, p.o.g., sailor jerry spiced rum, sangria ) and a Passionfruit Habanero Margarita (Patron blanco, three citrus sour, hot habanero, dried arbol chiles) are found alongside classics like an Old Fashioned and a Last Word. There are punch bowls that can hydrate the entire table as well as a small winelist and a variety of cold beets.
It was Timberlake who convinced Fox to take his talents to Nashville to open Twelve Thirty Club. The bar and restaurant is the restaurateurs most expensive concept to date, costing $25 million. Design firm AvroKO created the aesthetic, which press materials call “dapper as hell.” Marble, antiqued mirrors, and high-gloss paint create a home for materials like soft leather and velvet.
Each floor of Twelve Thirty Club has its own style. At the very top is 400-seat restaurant Supper Club, it features a checkered marble floor, hand-painted mural, coffered ceilings, and a gold leaf dome. Just below that sits Honorary Member, a cocktail bar that’s designed to look like a VIP area, but in reality is for all.
The Supper Club doesn’t open till September 28, but the Rooftop Bar is open Friday-Sunday beginning at 12pm and Monday-Thursday starting at 4pm. Honky Tonk serves from 11am-2am on Fridays, from 10am-2am on Saturdays, on Sundays from 10am-midnight, and Monday-Thursday its open from 11am-12am.
For more information, head over to the bar and restaurants official website.