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All-Day Dining and Ax-Throwing Are Headed to Downtown Nashville

Strategic Hospitality’s forthcoming venue has a lot going on

Danielle Atkins

Strategic Hospitality revealed today the future plans for the former Paradise Park spot at 411 Broadway—and it’s a lot to process. The Downtown Sporting Club will open in early 2019 with four floors of random happenings—like axe-throwing, hotel space, and an all-day full-service restaurant—all things that SH owners Benjamin and Max Goldberg believe are missing from the lower Broadway honky-tonk sector.

The new multi-use venue (which, thankfully, has no bro-country name attached) will encompass all 42,000-square-feet of the 411 Broadway building. Upon entering on the first floor, guests will see three distinct areas—a Crema coffee roasters outpost, retail space, and an information desk for the Downtown Sporting Club plus other options for Nashville-related activities. Casual seating areas will be available in a communal space, and large glass doors on either side will lead into an all-day restaurant providing everything from breakfast to late-night bites. No details yet on the menu from Chef Levon Wallace (formerly of Grey & Dudley at Nashville’s 21C Hotel).

The second floor, dubbed The Rec Room, will house a sizeable oval-shaped bar, ample seating, and old-fashioned game options. A screening room with a 13-foot screen plus full dining and beverage options claims that it will be “the best place downtown to watch a game.” The back half of the floor will be home to several lanes for axe-throwing.

Sleeping quarters will fill the third floor of the Downtown Sporting Club—an effort to make staying in Nashville more affordable—with king, queen, and bunk beds available to reserve. Guests staying at the Downtown Sporting Club can opt to have an entire stay curated by Strategic Hospitality.

The garden-inspired rooftop will be a lush, intimate space perched above Broadway with fire pits, portable seating, and intricate trellises.

The Downtown Sporting Club is currently under construction and expected to open in Spring 2019. Stalk their website to discover future details, like the menu, about which they’re presently staying tight-lipped.