Much like other celebrities, some musicians too shine in several fields in addition to being very successful in the music business. Some launch their own beauty brand, or fashion line, while others model, become actors, or promote a product.
Taking a step even further, several musicians have invested in restaurants that not only offer delicious meals made with special recipes and a wide selection of drinks but also live music and entertainment, guaranteeing a highly enjoyable experience.
Here are five venues owned by musicians you should know of –
Jay Z – The 40/40 Club
Hip-hop icon Jay Z and his business partners opened the first 40/40 Club in New York. It is named after one of baseball’s most prestigious achievements. This accomplishment is a benchmark for power and speed. In baseball, the 40/40 Club includes players who hit 40 home runs and stole 40 bases in one season.
40/40 Club was first opened in New York City back in 2003, followed by Atlanta, Las Vegas, and the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn. The rapper was joined by famous faces to commemorate the 18th anniversary and reopening of his 40/40 Club in August 2021. The stars in attendance included Beyoncé, Megan Thee Stallion, Remy Ma, Lil Uzi Vert, and Busta Rhymes, among many others.
A paradise for sports enthusiasts, the 40/40 Club is a luxurious space all about sports, live music, and entertainment. The kind and energetic staff will be your tour guide in the lavish 12,000-square feet lounge setting. A go-to hangout spot for celebrity patrons such as Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige, and Floyd Mayweather, it boasts sports memorabilia from the country’s greatest games. These include jerseys donated by sports celebrities.
Enjoy a lovely meal while catching an important match amongst people who share the same passion as you. The 40/40 club incorporates the charm of being at a championship game. Do make a reservation to secure a table and have an unforgettable night.
There is a wide variety of bottle and cocktail selections you can choose from in this glamorous NYC sports club. The main menu comprises mouth-watering appetizers, sliders, salads, entrées, and sides. Don’t leave until you get dessert that’ll mark a sweet ending to your visit!
Lady Gaga – Joanne Trattoria
If you’re looking for a restaurant that serves flavorsome Italian meals, you must visit Joanne Trattoria in New York. From romantic dates to family dinners, or even to have some quiet me-time, Joanne Trattoria is a great choice for any special occasion. The restaurant was opened in 2012 by Lady Gaga’s parents – Cynthia and Joseph Germanotta. However, the Grammy award-winning singer is a partial owner of Joanne Trattoria too.
The atmosphere, food, and coziness at this restaurant mirror the feeling of home. Joanne Trattoria offers vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. Although you can enjoy live music, the restaurant also has Open Mic Dates. They host private parties, and you can also buy their merchandise, cookbook, or a gift card on their website. Catering and take-out are also available at Joanne Trattoria.
Check out the ‘Entertainment Schedule’: HERE
Blake Shelton – Ole Red
Blake Shelton, who is known for his role as a coach on the American singing reality competition television series ‘The Voice!’, is the owner of a franchise of restaurants. It is called Ole Red, which first opened in the country music singer’s hometown of Tishomingo, Oklahoma, in 2017. Next was the Nashville location that opened in 2018, with the third one in Gatlinburg that opened its doors in March 2019. The most recent and fourth location in Orlando, Florida, opened in May 2020.
“It’s always been a dream of mine to create something like this where people… they’re going to have a good time as soon as they walk in the door,” says Blake Shelton.
From the live music featuring new talents to food and drinks, you are guaranteed to have a superb country experience at Ole Red. Don’t hesitate to show off your moves to some incredible tunes.
The Jonas Brothers – Nellie’s Southern Kitchen
Nellie’s Southern Kitchen was first opened in Belmont, North Carolina, in 2016. Executive Chef Ben Sholiton developed the Southern-inspired menu for the Jonas family-owned restaurant. This restaurant is in honor of Nellie Jonas, Kevin Sr.’s grandmother. She was an excellent cook and wonderful hostess who wished to see everyone have a great time around her table and make themselves feel at home.
At Nellie’s Southern Kitchen, there’s live music every night from Wednesdays through Saturdays starting at 6:30 PM featuring southern favorites like Chicken & Dumplings, Chicken and Gravy, Meat Loaf, and more scrumptious food. Sing your heart out with friends, family, and loved ones at Rooftop Karaoke on Thursday nights at 6:30 PM.
This year Nellie’s Southern Kitchen also came to MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Of course, the Jonas Brothers attended the grand opening of the Las Vegas location of Nellie’s Southern Kitchen.
Florida Georgia Line – FGL House
FGL House is a restaurant owned by Florida Georgia Line that features music every day. The venue boasts one of the largest rooftops that Nashville has to offer. It is called the “Cruise” rooftop and you can party here all day! The Cruise offers stunning views of the Music City skyline. You will find a huge video wall at FGL House. It continuously “showcases the hottest video content from Florida Georgia Line and other country stars – as well as all your favorite sporting events,” according to FGL House.
From Sandi’s Queso to FGL House salad, Beef Short Rib including gluten-free flatbreads, burgers, sandwiches, steak, and fish, FGL House serves delicious food. Florida Georgia Line’s restaurant menu also offers options that include organic choices from local farms.
At FGL House, you can have the exact same salads the band’s chef makes the country music duo when on the road.