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  • Writer's pictureMary Ann

1920’s Prohibition Experience Opens to Much Acclaim in Music City

Red Phone Booth is Becoming the Place to Be Seen in Downtown Nashville

photo credit: courtesy of Red Phone Booth Nashville

Located in the heart of downtown Nashville at 136 Rosa Parks Blvd., Red Phone Booth successfully opened its speakeasy concept just before the holidays on Repeal Day. The venue hosted various VIP nights over the past two months to much acclaim by patrons. The upscale establishment is now open daily on Monday-Friday from 4:00pm until late, Saturdays from 5:00pm until late and Sundays from 5:00pm - Midnight.  

While the exclusive lounge is open to the public, part of the unique prohibition experience is that guests will need a secret phone number from a friend, member or local concierge to dial into the restored London antique red phone booth to gain entry. 

Red Phone Booth has quickly become the place to enjoy a craft cocktail in downtown Nashville, just a block away from the hustle of Broadway. Members can reserve lounge seating before heading to an event at Bridgestone, the Ryman or the Schermerhorn Symphony Center – all within walking distance. Individual memberships are still available for a limited time and expected to sell out quickly.

Red Phone Booth Nashville is owned and operated by Stephen de Haan and award-winning actor, whiskey and cigar enthusiast Michael Cudlitz. 

"The warmth and gracious hospitality of Nashville has been truly overwhelming," said Founding Partner Stephen de Haan. "We certainly feel that we have found a home."  

Red Phone Booth is an exceptional prohibition experience featuring a turn of the century craft cocktail selection and exclusive cigar program. The cocktail menu features an extensive selection of sought-after spirits including rare bourbon, whiskey, scotch and Japanese whisky selections. The Smoked Old Fashioned is a guest favorite and provides much entertainment as patrons watch the bartenders prepare it. 

In addition, guests are beginning to rave about the authentic Neapolitan Pizzas prepared in a 6,000-pound Acunto brick oven imported from Italy as part of the offerings available on the Small Bites menu. Cigar enthusiasts can also choose from a wide selection of cigars from the temperature and humidity controlled walk-in humidor and enjoy them throughout the state-of-the-art ventilated space.

With the original location in downtown Atlanta, the Red Phone Booth is expanding to the Buckhead area of Atlanta as well as Dallas and other locations in the future. Membership is reciprocal at all locations and starts at $250 annually. For more information about the Red Phone Booth, memberships and more, visit

More About Red Phone Booth Nashville:

Showcasing the 1920’s speakeasy theme, the 5,200 square foot venue features restored original brick and reclaimed tobacco barn wood floors, a honey onyx bar, intimate fireplaces, custom Italian leather couches, and hand-painted ceiling with back lighting. A private room in the back is also available to rent for private events. 

Red Phone Booth’s goal is to provide each guest with the most memorable experience, always looking for opportunities to exceed each customer’s expectations, while maintaining a sincere gracious attitude. From the comfort of the seating to the training and knowledge of the staff, and the quality of the air, it is all of these things and more that allow for Red Phone Booth to deliver an unparalleled experience for its guests.  

The cocktail menu features an extensive selection of rare bourbon, whiskey, scotch and Japanese whisky selections. Patrons will notice the finest attention to detail that provides for exceptional cocktails including 100% fresh squeezed juices such as blood orange, mango, and cranberry, hand chipped double-reverse pass osmosis ice, garnishes cut to order, a collection of some of the rarest liquors available and over a dozen tinctures, bitters and flavoring agents to help breath new depth. 

Red Phone Booth is also known for its tasting events where guests not only sample a flight of whiskey, but also engage and learn the spirits’ history from key leaders in the industry. Cigar enthusiasts can enjoy a wide variety of blends in a cleansed and refreshed air atmosphere. There is a 100% fresh outdoor air system accompanied by five 2,500 CFM air purifiers. 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.

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