The 40/40 CLUB, an all-American sports bar and lounge owned by hip hop mogul Jay Z and partner Juan Perez, opened its doors on June 18, 2003. Created by the longtime friends, the club is 12,000 sq feet of pure sports and entertainment in an opulent lounge setting that combines the lavish warmth of a New York City penthouse with the vivacity and glamour of court-side seats at a championship game. “I love sports and wanted to create an environment that’s conducive to match my lifestyle; while watching the games at the same time,” said Jay Z.
The recent $10 million dollar renovation and expansion of The 40/40 Club draws an inspiration from the grandeur and opulence of New York Nightlife. The multi-level space includes a custom 20’ x 20’ illuminated resin top bar encircling an 18 ft tall illuminated champagne tower. Supple leather upholstered wall paneling, custom walnut millwork with smoked bronze mirrors, and plush lounge banquets make the space feel luxurious. A large marble stepped arena style seating area can accommodate guests with a wonderful view of the four 165in state-of-the-art video walls. A new second floor ‘catwalk’ allows guests to circumnavigate the ‘scene’, and relax at the semi private second floor mezzanine bar and seating area. The space also includes over 30 55in flat screen monitors and a one-of-a-kind jersey hall of fame; featuring the 40/40 club members.
Upstairs there are 5 VIP Lounges available to guests for all types of private events. Two of the lounges, Private Lounge 1 and Private Lounge 2, are fully equipped with luxurious bespoke lounge seating encircling a custom billiard table, 2 – 55in screen HD televisions, a custom chandelier, cerused oak paneling with silver leaf detailing, and stately wood floors. Both rooms come fully equipped with state-of-the-art independent audio and visual systems including an iPod dock. The Elit Lounge can hold 60 guests and Corzo Lounge can hold 50 guests.
The Player’s Lounge and Owner’s Suite, has similar décor and also comes fully equipped with an independent AV system, an iPod dock, 2 55in HD televisions and can accommodate up to 20 guests each. The largest VIP lounge, The Jay Z Lounge, accommodates up to 100 guests and features 4 – 75 in large screen HD TVs and 2 – 55in large screen HD TVs, custom pool table, custom chandelier, oak paneling, and a unique infinity mirror style sports display case holding a available collection of sports memorabilia.
The 40/40 Club is named after one of baseball’s most prestigious achievements. A benchmark for power and speed, The 40/40 Club includes players who hit 40 home runs and steal 40 bases in one season. Only Barry Bonds (1996), Alex Rodriguez (1998), Jose Canseco (1988), andzarious sports celebrities. The jerseys hang museum style, as well as decorate points of the lounges along with other sports memorabilia like the autographed gloves from the 1974 “Fight of the Century”: Ali vs. Frazier and the WWF championship belt of Kurt Angle.
“We tried to create a place that would be favorable to both men and women, and we think we have found it with the combination of sports and an upscale hip lounge”, said owner Juan Perez.
Guests will be enticed by the upscale traditional American sports bar cuisine, done with a twist. Current menu selections include traditional Buffalo wings, our famous 40/40 club sliders served with our own signature 40/40 sauce, mouth-watering sandwiches and salads, as well as a variety of entrée items and a mix of tasty mini desserts including house-made Bannoffe pie & our warm Pineapple Upside down cake. If you still have questions; then head to our Contact Info to connect with us. We’d love to hear from you! Our New York Nightlife specialists are available 24/7.
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