21 Plus Salute! Adults only, guaranteed.
By Hope S. Philbrick
If you really want to impress a date, this might do it:
Walk into a phone booth and come out looking like Superman.
Okay, so maybe you can’t quite pull that off as gallantly as Christopher Reeve.
Try this: Walk into a phone booth, dial a phone number, and then push the back wall of the booth open, giving you and your date access to the hottest bar in Atlanta, Georgia and/or Nashville, Tennessee.
That you can do, thanks to Red Phone Booth.
You can find the London’s-calling style red phone booth at 17 Andrew Young International Boulevard Northeast in Atlanta or 136 Rosa Parks Blvd. in Nashville.
Inside the Atlanta location you’ll see swirly earth-tone ceiling tiles, leather couches, and a well-stocked bar; Nashville embraces a 1920s speakeasy style. The Red Phone Booth menu has published rules of behavior that should be second nature to grownups.
Red Phone Booth is great fun thanks to its atmosphere and also because it serves great cocktails. The menu offers an extensive list of classic craft cocktail made with great attention to detail. Bartenders use ingredients like 100% fresh-squeezed juice (including blood orange, mango, and cranberry), hand-chipped double-reverse osmosis ice, hand-cut garnishes, and maintain a collection of some of the rarest liquors selections (including bourbon, whiskey, scotch, and Japanese whisky selections) as well as dozens of tinctures, bitters, and flavoring agents. These bartenders take their work very seriously. In addition to cocktails, a small plate menu is offered.
Red Phone Booth is also known for tasting events where guests get to taste through various flights and learn spirited history from key industry leaders.
The place is also a cigar bar and while there’s a ventilation system here, you will smell smoke.
But unless smoke is your kryptonite, you can deal with it.
How To Get Inside Red Phone Booth
You’ll need a secret phone number from a member, concierge, or friend, to dial into the restored London antique red phone booth in order to gain entry to Red Phone Booth. We here at Getaways for Grownups can help….
Entry Option 2: In Atlanta, the speakeasy is housed in 4,000 square feet on the ground floor of what was once Dailey’s. Up on the second floor Amalfi Pizza, a traditional Neapolitan trattoria, occupies the remainder of the building. You might start your evening by dining up at Amalfi, behaving yourself, tipping your server appropriately, and then nicely asking your server for the code.
In Nashville, the speakeasy is housed in a 100+ year old building and occupies 5,200 square feet!
Entry Option 3: To get the secret phone number for Red Phone Booth, it helps to know a guy or gal. I can’t print the phone number here, but if you email me and I know you and/or can vouch your genuine grownup-ness, I may give it to you. (Please keep reading….)
Atlanta: Effective 9/30/2019, there is a new code.
Nashville: Effective 12/5/2019 (grand opening), there is a new code.
I have the codes and can share. If we’ve never met, you’ll have to somehow prove to me that you’re indeed a lady and/or gentleman who can be trusted with the access code to Red Phone Booth. Because I like the place and don’t want Lex Luther types messing it up.
The best way to prove you’re a grownup is to subscribe to Getaways for Grownups before asking for the code; it’s free and we never share your email address. I will verify that you’re a subscriber before sharing the code, therefore can honor requests by email only (not text, not social media). Please let me know which location you are hoping to visit and understand that immediate replies are unlikely. Believe it or not, I’m not sitting here at the computer awaiting your request.
Red Phone Booth
17 Andrew Young International Blvd NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
136 Rosa Parks Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37203
21 Plus Salute! Red Phone Booth is exclusive to adults age 21 and older.
– Photos courtesy Red Phone Booth
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