Social media posts plus a recent beer permit application give all indications that Strategic Hospitality’s newest endeavor, the Downtown Sporting Club is nearly ready to open. Featuring axe-throwing, hotel space, and an all-day full-service restaurant, the SH team hopes that Downtown Sporting Club will provide things they believe are missing from the Lower Broadway honky-tonk sector.
Strategic Hospitality declined to provide any additional information regarding the opening or menu at this time, but previous information revealed that the new multi-use venue would span the entire 42,000-square-feet of the 411 Broadway building.
The first floor was predicted to feature three distinct areas—a Crema coffee roasting outpost, retail space, and a Downtown Sporting Club information desk. Communal casual seating areas 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 Gray & Dudley at Nashville’s 21C Hotel).
The second floor, called The Rec Room, will house an 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.
The club’s garden-inspired rooftop will be a lush, intimate space perched above Broadway, complete with fire pits, portable seating, and intricate trellises.