Ariel Arce, the restaurateur behind Tokyo Record Bar, Niche Niche, and Air's Champagne Parlor, clearly knows how to create a hot spot. Her latest project, which is sure to see seats booked weeks in advance, is Special Club, a chic new watering hole inspired by jazz joints of the past.
A self-described "return to a community driven space where music, food and drinks are intertwined," the Soho spot will feature jazz, blues, and soul performances, with two seatings every night from Tuesday through Saturday.
The throwback vibes are given a luxe, modern twist with a menu that focuses on Japanese-inspired cocktails and dishes, along with an impressive wine and sake list. For a really special date night, spring for some caviar and champagne. Someone will be singing the blues, but it definitely won't be you.
Special Club, 1 King Street
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