Tuesday is the confirmed date (4pm) for Upper Fourth’s opening and BiteClub got a sneak peak at the swank new digs.
The vibe is less hipster lounge, and more of a sleek, uptown jazz bar with plenty of big leather seats, low tables and a promise that the music will be kept low enough to let folks have a conversation without screaming in each other’s ears.
There are two reserved rooms for guests looking for a more intimate atmosphere, with the main lounge large enough to accomodate a decent-sized crowd without having to get uncomfortably up close and personal with other guests.
A massive onyx bar dominates the room, serving cocktails, wine and beer. Lounge snacks (think heavy hors d’oevres) will also be offered (no menu yet).
Oddly enough, co-owners Molly Gallaher and Ivan Richard (both in their 20s) aren’t even their own demographic. The two hope to attract a more sedate 35-50s crowd looking for a mellow, more upscale vibe.
For now the down-tempo music will mostly come through the club’s speakers, though Gallaher says they hope to have some live acoustic guitar or jazz in the near future. There’s also no dance floor, so you’ll have to get your freak on elsewhere. That, or just sit back, chill out and leave the freaking to someone else for a change.
Upper Fourth, 96 Old Courthouse Square, Second Floor.573.0522