The venue opens Tuesday in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood.
Restauranteur Ariel Arce is bringing a brand-new music and social club venue to Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood this week. Underneath wine-and-dinner-party restaurant Niche Niche, which Arce also owns, Special Club is slated to open on Tuesday and promises to live up to its name.
Inspired by old-school musical social clubs, the venue will feature musical performances by emerging blues, soul and jazz artists each night who will hold two- or three-day residencies, while guests can choose from a selection of champagne, sake and cocktails, plus small plates from chefs Zach Fabian and Aaron Lirette. The menu (below) contains an extensive wine selection from Niche Niche's cellar, along with other unique items (note the "band drinks" section of the menu, in which guests can buy a beer or sake for the musicians who are performing).
“Special Club is my dream come to life,” Arce tells Billboard. “It’s the place where you can have it all: entertainment, good food and drinks and relax into the company of friends or lovers. It’s a place where music sets the tone but doesn’t overpower the experience.”