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 to the public on June 18, 2003. Created by the longtime friends, the club is 12,000 square 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 courtside seats at a championship game.
“I love sports and wanted to create an environment that is 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 inspiration from the grandeur and opulence of New York City nightlife.
The multi-level space includes a custom 20’ x 20’ illuminated resin top bar encircling an 18-foot 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 4 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 The 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 valuable 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), and Alfonso Soriano (2006) can call The 40/40 Club home. The four jerseys of these men grace an area of our “Hall of Fame” to honor their great accomplishment.
“When we were thinking of a name, we wanted something exclusive–The 40/40 Club in baseball is as exclusive as it gets”, said Jay Z.
The decor of The 40/40 Club is a mix of memorabilia from this country’s greatest games coupled with Manhattan sophistication. The “Hall of Fame” connects the main floor with the upstairs VIP rooms and houses autographed jerseys donated by various sports celebrities. The jerseys hang museum style, as well as decorate points of the lounges along with other sports memorabilia, such as 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.
- 40/40 Club is the only club in NYC that is owned by hip hop star Jay-Z.
- This venue is a upscale sports bar/lounge hybrid.
- There are 5 VIP rooms in the venue for private events.
Where is 40/40 Club located?
40/40 Club is located between Broadway & 5th Ave at the Flatiron District.
How much is cover charge at 40/40 Club?
40/40 Club charges a cover of around $10 after 10PM.
How long will I have to wait at 40/40 Club?
Expect to wait anywhere from 10-30 min depending on when you arrive.
When is 40/40 Club open?
40/40 Club is open every night.
What are the best nights to go to 40/40 Club?
The best nights are the ones with live broadcasted sports events.
What is the dress code at 40/40 Club?
Dress to impress! Collared shirt / jeans / dress shoes for guys. Avoid anything that can be considered sportswear (track jackets, jerseys, sneakers, hats, etc). Unless you’re a celebrity – in that case you can dress however you please.
How much do drinks cost at 40/40 Club?
Expect to pay $15-$20 for cocktails.
What kind of music do they play at 40/40 Club?
40/40 Club features mostly hip hop and R&B.