What is a Clubstaurant?
A Clubstaurant, sometimes also called Clubsteraunt, is the next stage in the evolution of nightlife. Moving from the perhaps slightly infantile clubs of a few decades ago to a more mature setting was a natural progression. But now, as club owners realize how easily "mature" can become "boring", they are drawing inspiration from various sources to create the Clubstaurant.
A Clubstaurant combines the fun, party atmosphere of traditional clubs with the luxury dinner services offered by private member clubs, and adds a dose of the surrealism and brightness of themed clubs. The end result? A stunning immersive experience that offers an entire night out in one crazy venue.
Although Clubstaurants are only getting hot right now, they do have some history behind them. Nightclubs didn't begin in the 90s with the explosion of the club scene, or even in the 50s and 60s with discos and other such venues. Private members clubs have offered young people a place to enjoy music, fun activities, sexy outfits, and all sorts of mind-altering substances since Ancient Greece. Of course, depending on what the law said about how people are allowed to have fun, the happenings inside these clubs has changed with time. But the core concept has always featured a complete experience.
This trend is only looking to get more popular, as more and more people demand a true oasis away from city life. Some of the biggest troubles with clubbing are, after all, related to getting to the venue, or changing venues. If you want to enjoy a complete experience on a night out, a Clubstaurant is a fantastic idea, letting you have dinner, dance, get some drinks, socialize, and enjoy thrilling shows, all in one place.
Some of the best Clubstaurants are located in New York right now. TAO is one of the oldest running Clubstaurants, featuring modern Asian fusion cuisine in both uptown and downtown NY, set in a traditional East Asian restaurant and a modern club. Vandal is another Clubstaurant with plenty of space and an art-gallery full of the work of Shepard Fairey. You can enjoy a delightful meal out surrounded by art, followed by a night of dancing, drinking and having fun.
But that doesn't mean you have to miss out if you live, or are visiting, anywhere else! Clubbable has a wide range of Clubstaurants available in most major cities. Such as MNKY HSE in London, Hyde Sunset in LA, or Wan in Singapore, each featuring art or a show, modern local cuisine, and an amazing nightclub experience. In Stockholm everyone is talking about Kasai.
If you are looking for a truly unique Clubstaurant experience near you, check out your city's available clubs on the Clubbable website or app. Or, if you want someone to give you a helping hand, get in contact with local promoters via the app and tell them exactly what you want.
After all, trends come and go, so if you want to experience the best Clubstaurants near you, you'll want to see them now, before the next clubbing trend takes over!