A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from January 25, 2016
Clubstaurant (club + restaurant)

A “clubstaurant” (club + restaurant) is part nightclub, part restaurant. An entertainment is provided along with the meal.

The word “clubstaurant” appeared in the book Shecky’s 2004 Bar Club & Lounge Guide New York (2003). “Clubstaurant” began to be used frequently since 2014, when it appeared in the first of several headlines on the blog Eater—New York.


Goole Books
Shecky’s 2004 Bar Club & Lounge Guide New York
By Shecky’s Publishing
New York, NY: Hangover Productions
2003
Pg. 157:
Freight is located in the Chelsea Market, behind Frank’s Butcher Shop. ln fact, Frank’s owns this clubstaurant, which helps Freight’s meaty menu considerably.

Twitter
matteo shermani
‏@matteoshermani
@alinalicious that place is crazy. Who knew all that was down there! Like Indiana jones discovering some lost Asian clubstaurant party tomb.
9:13 PM - 12 Jul 2009

Twitter
Tom House
‏@DinnerReviews
@TheDelicious I made up CLUBSTAURANT tonight & used it 4 Cover Story of IL Bacio on http://www.dinnerreviews.com Ur wit is a hit! Thanx 4 verbage!
10:35 PM - 7 Sep 2009

Twitter
DANA SCULLYS EYEROLL
‏@annsimonsays
clubstaurant: the answer to america’s weight problem. eat. dance. repeat.
1:38 PM - 11 Mar 2010

Midnight Sun—Baltimore Sun reporter Erik Maza
APRIL 20, 2010
Owl Meat’s Tipsy Tuesdays: Barguments
(...)
COMMENTS
Great piece, OMG!
My personal least favorite bar argument is:
It’s a night club. No, It’s a restaurant. No, it’s a clubstaurant. No, it’s a restaurclub.
Posted by: Liquor-I-hardly-knew-her | April 20, 2010 9:08 AM

Yenta Loves to Nosh
MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2011
Stanton Makes Me Social
THE STANTON SOCIAL
99 STANTON STREETNEW YORK, NY 10002(212) 995-0099 http://WWW.THESTANTONSOCIAL.COM
Tapas! What part of that concept is there not to love? You get a little bit of everything and don’t walk away feeling like a “house on legs”. At The Stanton Social, the plush red leather cushioned couches beckon you to sit, unwind and take in this “Clubstaurant’s” elegant surroundings, garnished with people watching at its best.

Eater—New York
New Clubstaurant Coming to Chateau Cherbuliez Space
by Greg Morabito Jun 27, 2014, 11:45a @GregMorabito
Chateau Cherbuliez, the restaurant that produced the world’s greatest press release, died a quiet death sometime over the last few months. This space in the Limelight was once home to one of Todd English’s quirkier flops, the Gothic margarita lair known as Crossbar, and Todd was also affiliated with the shortly-lived Chateau, which had a vague 1920s Paris theme. But that’s all ancient history now, because a new American restaurant/bar from former EMM Group staffer Steve Martinek is moving in. Martinek wanted to call it The Abbey, but that name was taken.

The Lo-Down
LES Bites: Preserve 24 For Lease, New Indian Eats and Ceviche, NYT on Kitty’s Canteen, Rising Rents and Mobile Checks
By Jennifer Strom in Food on August 12, 2014 11:38 am
Catching up on some neighborhood food and drink news.

. The former home of Preserve 24, the giant clubstaurant whose modern-day adventurer concept met with epic fail at 175 E. Houston St., can be yours for just $27K/month, according to a rental listing on CityFeet.

Eater—New York
Clubstaurant Manon Appears to Be For Sale on Craigslist
by Marguerite Preston Aug 14, 2014, 1:31p @marguerite_s_p
A recent Craigslist listing for a five floor “high-end restaurant and bar” appears to be an attempt by the owners of the sprawling Meatpacking District lounge Manon to sell the place off.

Tribeca Citizen
New Kid on the Block: Church Street Tavern
September 29, 2014 • Restaurant/Bar News
(...)
The folks at Tribute have experience at Meatpacking District clubstaurants, and Church Street Tavern has a 4 a.m. liquor license, so it may become a hotspot as the night goes on.

New York (NY) Post—Page Six
Star Jones performs ‘wild’ go-go routine on restaurant table
By Page Six Team December 26, 2015 | 9:19pm
Star Jones perhaps got a little too into the holiday spirit at Midtown “clubstaurant” Sushi Roxx.

A source tells Page Six that the former “The View” star seemed less than bright when some patrons tried to snap pics of her. But she perked up when performers at what The Post has called the city’s “most ridiculous new restaurant” began singing and dancing.

New York (NY) Post—Page Six
‘Flesh and Bone’ actress’ impromptu musical act
By Page Six Team January 8, 2016 | 9:49pm
(...)
Applauding was “Dancing With the Stars” hoofer Karina Smirnoff, who later met with owner Jason Apfelbaum about maybe creating choreography for the staff at the “clubstaurant,” which The Post called the city’s “most ridiculous new restaurant.”

Eater—New York
Inside Vandal, The Latest Clubstaurant Attempting to Swallow NYC
by Nick Solares Jan 25, 2016, 3:50p @Nick_Solares
Here is a look around Vandal, the new David Rockwell-designed 360-seat club / restaurant from the team behind Tao and Lavo, now open on the Bowery. 

Posted by Barry Popik
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