NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The long-anticipated Downtown Sporting Club will be officially opening its doors on Thursday.
After months of construction, the space is ready to welcome Nashville locals and tourists for an experience unlike any other currently offered in Music City.
Downtown Sporting Club will provide multiple spaces across the enormous 42,000 square foot venue.
Among the club, a large common area, a dual bar offering coffee and alcohol, their primary restaurant The Ribbon Room, a game room with bar dubbed The R.E.C. Room will be housed on the second floor, and more.
The art deco building was constructed in 1949 by the Carter family, who opened Carter Hardware as the first business in the space 70 years ago. Many references to the Carter family remain present in the new business including the aptly named "Carter Assembly," the first space you enter when you walk through the doors of the sporting club.
Additionally, the previously mentioned "R.E.C. Room" is named for Richard Edward Carter, the original owner of the building.
This room is equipped with a wall of windows that allow patrons to get a stunning view of Broadway and all those occupying it. The R.E.C. Room also offers a 25-foot bar with plenty of seating, a vintage-style game room, 12 axe throwing lanes, and a 14-foot projection screen, making it the perfect place to watch your favorite sports team.
The menu in The R.E.C. Room is also perfect for a game day. Menu options include twists on some bar food favorites such as pizza fries, crispy shrimp tacos, and chili cheese dogs. This spot will be open daily from 11a.m. to 2 a.m.
The third floor of the Downtown Sporting Club are The Guest Rooms, perfect for city guests. 20 rooms are available, 4 of which have windows that look directly onto Broadway.
There is also a rooftop bar that evokes a greenhouse with plenty of plant life, glass enclosures, and comfortable seating options.
The Downtown Sporting Club proves to offer nearly everything a person could want in a downtown hang and the owners seem to think so too.
Max Goldberg, co-owner of Strategic Hospitality said “We are beyond words excited for the new opportunities and offerings we will provide at Downtown Sporting Club and its respective venues, from axe throwing to epic multiple bar offerings, to guest rooms to stay in. We believe this will be a great addition to Lower Broadway for tourists and locals alike."