Red Phone Book

Photo courtesy of Red Phone Book

Atlanta-based cocktail lounge Red Phone Booth is bringing its '20s speakeasy concept to downtown Nashville. The 5200-square-foot lounge, which will be open daily, plans to open early next year at 136 Rosa Parks Blvd.

Red Phone Booth will serve craft cocktails, including bourbon, whiskey, scotch, and Japanese whisky selections. Cigars will also be available.

The speakeasy is open to the public — but there's a catch.

You will need to know a secret phone number to enter. According to its website, Red Phone Booth is open to the public — you don't have to be a member to enjoy the prohibition experience — but in true speakeasy tradition, the number must be passed along from a member, concierge or friend.

Once you have the code, you will then dial it into a restored London antique red phone booth to gain entry.

Is there a dress code?

According to its website, "appropriate, tasteful attire must be worn at all times," which means a collared shirt or sports coat is required for gentlemen.

Here's the full rundown:

"Gentlemen may not wear hats of any kind, casual shorts, open-toed shoes, or athletic gear, [but they] may request to use one of the house sports coats while visiting the Red Phone Booth," the dress code states. "Ladies may not wear athletic gear or excessively ripped clothing."

What they said

“We have always planned to expand to other cities. Nashville offered the atmosphere of a thriving city, not to mention that countless music city guests to our Atlanta location have encouraged us to open in their city,” co-founder Stephen de Haan said in a release.

Dylan Skye Aycock is a Nashville-based journalist and photographer. As a reporter for Rover, Aycock follows transportation, housing and retail trends, as well as other hyperlocal and city-wide issues that affect residents in Green Hills and Belle Meade.

She previously contributed written and visual content to The Murfreesboro Pulse, American Songwriter Magazine and The Tennessean. Aycock earned a journalism degree from Middle Tennessee State University, where she honed her craft as editor-in-chief of Sidelines, the university's student-run publication. When she's not out on assignment or live-tweeting city council meetings, you can find her discovering new local spots or catching a show at one of Nashville's many music venues.


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