Inside Justin Timberlake and Sam Fox’s The Twelve Thirty Club
As the most highly anticipated restaurant opening in Nashville this year, The Twelve Thirty Club is ready to make its full debut on Upper Broadway when it opens the dapper-as-hell, 400-seat Supper Club on Sept. 28, unleashing the final component of the progressive, three-story experience headlined by food and music. The restaurant is spearheaded by 12-time James Beard Award nominee and restaurant innovator Sam Fox alongside partner Justin Timberlake.
Located at Fifth + Broadway which spans an entire city block in Music City’s most sought-after locale, The Twelve Thirty Club is a modern take on a classic, 19th century supper club where dining, entertainment and design collide to create a fanciful, dynamic experience like none other.
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The Twelve Thirty Club is rooted in the city’s promise of art and life, connecting people to food, music, and each other. It is here that friends old and new unite to experience undiscovered acts, household names, DJs or an impromptu jam session by music’s biggest stars, any night of the week.
“Years of labor and love went into finely crafting every detail of this truly immersive experience,” said Sam Fox, 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.”
“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,” said Justin Timberlake.
THE SUPPER CLUB MENU
The menu begins with luxurious starters like Wagyu Steak Tartare and a creative selection of breads like Truffle Cheese Garlic Toast with Smoked Mozzarella, Ricotta, Fontina, and Shaved Black Truffle.
The over-the-top raw bar takes centerstage in the Supper Club. Guests can’t go wrong with the Pressed Yellowtail & Avocado sushi with Yuzu Kosho, Crispy Garlic, Toasted Sesame and Chile Honey and a selection of the freshest East and West Coast Oysters on the Half Shell with accouterments like Chowchow Mignonette.
The menu pays homage to classic steakhouse dishes with a whimsical twist, like the Magic Iceberg Wedge salad which is perplexingly served as a full head of lettuce with all the fixings encased inside. It also includes an exclusive selection of prime, grass-fed, and bone-in steak cuts; decadent entrees like Lobster Spaghetti “Al Limone” with Butter, Herbs, and Toasted Garlic Crumble and Crispy Stuffed Chicken with Prosciutto, Scamorza, Kale, and Roasted Tomato Broth, and sides that will steal the show – think Crunchy Thick Hashbrown with Maple Glazed Black Pepper Bacon and a Fried Egg.
The impressive wine collection of over 1,800 bottles housed in the custom-built wine wall has been curated to feature both popular varietals and hard-to-find, lesser-known brands from wine regions all over the world. In the mood for crisp, clean, Provençal rosé? We’re pouring Rumor by the glass. Just closed a big deal? Let’s open a couple vintage mags of Opus One and celebrate. If you sometimes whisper these words: Mesnil, Echezeaux, Unico… then come have some wine at The Twelve Thirty Club. Cocktails more your style? There are two trains of thought that drive the beverage program – Craft and Classic. Craft celebrates the art of the craft cocktail movement with house-made infusions, fresh ingredients, and rare spirits. Classic is just that – perfectly defined by the Madison Avenue Martini, whether it’s ordered dirty, dry, or drenched, it’s always perfect and one is never enough.
FEAST YOUR EYES
The second-level Supper Club delivers on its promise of decadence in sight, sound, taste and feel. What to expect? The unexpected. Designed by internationally renowned interior design firm AVRO|KO, every stylish detail of the refreshingly unpretentious restaurant and lounge has been designed with intention and purpose to create an indelible dining and imbibing experience.
As guests ascend the grand staircase from The First Level, they are drawn in by the antique lighting and opulent chandeliers that invite the eyes to awe in wonder of every detail. The crescent-shaped, tufted-leather booths with copper inlays and zinc-accented bar with emerald jewel-toned tile form a pathway to the stage, where music enlivens the dark and moody space nightly.
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 MULTI-LEVEL EXPERIENCE
Welcome to a new destination – one that offers three different levels, each providing a unique experience that won’t soon be forgotten.
The Honky Tonk
The first level of The Twelve Thirty Club opened as a rousing success in April when it debuted as an energetic and elevated Honky Tonk that plays host to Nashville’s rising and well-known stars with live music nightly. The playful yet refined dining area, in the mix of all the fun, 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 staircase provides a pathway to the next flights of discovery. The first stop is the mezzanine level where elegant-meets-casual design. An intimate, 50-person cocktail lounge, Honorary Member allows guests to temper the energy of the first level without leaving it entirely as they enjoy sips and eats. At this point, the journey is only the halfway point.
The Rooftop Bar
Adjoining The Supper Club on the second level, The Rooftop Bar is for those who need a sip of air – and something a little more potent. Situated atop the 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.
The Twelve Thirty Club (550 Broadway) is at Fifth and Broadway in Nashville, on Broadway across from Bridgestone Arena. The Supper Club is now accepting reservations starting Sept. 28. To book and for more information, visit TheTwelveThirtyClub.com and follow @TheTwelveThirtyClub. The Twelve Thirty Club is developed by Sam Fox’s Author & Edit Hospitality. The company’s growing collection of unique concepts includes The Global Ambassador, an internationally inspired hotel opening in 2023 in the heart of Arcadia, where Phoenix, Scottsdale and Paradise Valley converge.
About Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. As a member of NSYNC, he is one of the world’s best-selling music artists, with sales of over 88 million records worldwide. Justin Timberlake was also born in Tennessee.