The owners behind two of Scottsdale’s hottest restaurants, The Americano and Cala that are helmed by celebrity chefs Scott Conant and Beau MacMillan, are joining forces to open Tell Your Friends, a swanky new underground cocktail and live music lounge in north Scottsdale that will open this spring.
Tell Your Friends is a collaboration between Creation Hospitality, a division of Phoenix-based Creation co-founded by David Sellers and Bob Agahi, known for developing, operating and partnering in some of the most successful hospitality concepts nationwide, and Clive Collective, founded by restaurant industry veterans Mikis Troyan and Justin Massei.
Accessed through a side door at The Americano, guests of Tell Your Friends will enter a dimly lit vestibule enhanced by dramatic floral wallcoverings and a black-tile accented staircase that leads to the intimate lounge. Upon the descent, the space begins to come to life as the venue reveals itself with rich maroon velvet drapes, mirrored walls and fanciful lighting. As the curtains are drawn, the focal point emerges – a captivating bar adorned with floor-to-ceiling lights that seamlessly trace their way across the ceiling, creating a dazzling connection to the adjacent stage. The lounge will host nightly performances, featuring talented vocalists, musical acts and entertainers who will be inspired by classic sounds while performing anything but the ordinary.
The cocktail-driven menu will feature a seasonal rotation of classic and craft cocktails, an exceptional wine list and small bites bearing the signature styles of culinary titans Conant and MacMillan. For guests who can’t resist the allure of the acclaimed pasta, steak and seafood offered upstairs at The Americano, special arrangements can be made to satisfy most cravings.
“North Scottsdale has long been waiting for a refined and one-of-a-kind nightlife destination tailored to a discerning crowd – Tell Your Friends is exactly that,” said Kevin Ferguson, director of operations for Creation Hospitality. “This collaboration with Clive Collective allows us to combine our passion for creating upscale dining and entertainment experiences with the opportunity to showcase our love for great design and live music. There’s just nothing like Tell Your Friends in Arizona.”
“At Clive Collective, we thrive on pushing the boundaries of imagination in hospitality,” said Mikis Troyan, managing partner and co-founder of Clive Collective. “Tell Your Friends is poised to further elevate the nightlife scene in north Scottsdale and we look forward to collaborating with Creation on this exciting new venture.”
Leading the interior design is Basile Studio, a California firm known for its award-winning work at such notable restaurants as Born and Raised and Morning Glory, both in San Diego. Construction on the space started this week by LGE Design Build. The opening is anticipated for early spring 2024. To register for more, visit TellYourFriends.com.