Atlanta-based speakeasy Red Phone Booth opens tonight in downtown Nashville, after quite an extensive buildout of a 100 year old building.
Located at 136 Rosa Parks Boulevard, Red Phone Booth, a prohibition-themed experience, fittingly chose Repeal Day (December 5) to open with its turn-of-the-century cocktail menu and exclusive cigar program.
The bar is open to the public, but guests will need to first secure the secret-access phone number from a friend, member, or concierge — then dial it into the restored London antique red phone booth out front.
Open daily, the 5200-square-foot, 1920s speakeasy-themed lounge will offer an extensive collection of sought after spirits, like rare bourbon, whiskey, scotch, and Japanese whisky. The space features restored original brick, reclaimed tobacco barn wood floors, and a honey onyx bar, topped off by a hand-painted ceiling with back lighting. Custom Italian leather couches and fireplaces set a cozy scene for shared drinks over small plates and Neapolitan pizzas. For cocktails, expect touches like hand chipped double-reverse pass osmosis ice, cut-to-order garnishes, and 100% fresh squeezed juices such as blood orange, mango, and cranberry.
In developing the humidor, Red Phone Booth prioritized quality and desirability of the cigars over quantity of any one brand, therefore will continually bring in fresh new inventory. There is a 100% fresh outdoor air system accompanied by five 2,500 cubic foot by minute air purifiers to ensure little to no smoke in the air. A private room in the back is also available to rent for private events.