Justin Timberlake-backed Twelve Thirty Club makes full Broadway debut in Nashville

Justin Timberlake-backed Twelve Thirty Club makes full Broadway debut in Nashville

The Twelve Thirty Club, a three-story dining destination from Phoenix restaurateur Sam Fox and pop superstar Justin Timberlake, is ready for its full debut at Fifth + Broadway. The upstairs supper club and rooftop patio open to the public on September 28, meaning all four stages of the space will be open for business.

“We’re trying to bridge that gap of what’s happening on Lower Broadway and Upper Broadway and provide a lot of different opportunities for a lot of different people to use it,” Fox said. “We hope that brings people back time and time again.”

The club occupies three stories at Fifth + Broadway and consists of four distinct spaces:

  • The ground level Honky Tonk, an “elevated honky-tonk” featuring live music and full-service dining, opened in the spring.
  • A 50-seat cocktail lounge, Honorary Member, opened later in the spring. The lounge is only open to members, who also get access to private events and priority reservations at the upstairs Supper Club. Membership applications are submitted online at thetwelvethirtyclub.com/membership. Specifics for membership were not available at press time.
  • The Rooftop serves small plates and cocktails on an outdoor patio located above the Apple Store at the northwest corner of Fifth Avenue and Broadway.
  • The Supper Club, a swanky fine dining destination inspired by all-night dining, drinking and dancing houses of the 1940s and 50s, occupies the top floor.

In a press release, restaurant partner Justin Timberlake said he wanted the club to help define Upper Broadway as a separate space from the raucous party space on Lower Broadway.

“It’s stylish and sophisticated, but still has an unmistakable energy driven by music,” Timberlake said. “We aim to set the tone for what Upper Broadway is and what it has the potential to be.”

Fox, a 12-time James Beard Award nominee who had one of the first businesses to open at Fifth + Broadway in Blanco Cocina + Cantina, agreed.

“It’s turning into more than just a drinking environment, which I think is really healthy for the city,” Fox said.

The Supper Club is the club’s centerpiece. Seating 400 guests on the top floor, it’s a lavishly furnished dining room where waitstaff in red jackets serve fine steaks and seafood towers.

“We really drew our inspiration from the supper club era, cabaret music, food and places of the 30s and the 40s and the 50s,” Fox said. “It has some sort of nostalgic feeling in here.”

Cole Villena covers business at The Tennessean, part of the USA Today Network — Tennessee. Reach Cole at cvillena@tennessean.com or 615-925-0493. Follow Cole on Twitter at @ColeVillena and on Instagram at @CVinTennessee.