Harking back to jazz era Harlem, The Cotton Club will open its doors to the public for the first time this weekend and will offer a 1920s-style boutique casino and cocktail lounge, bringing an exciting new addition to Glasgow’s late-night scene.
The atmospheric Cotton Club, representing a significant investment by the venue, is set to change the Glasgow casino experience - offering vintage-style gaming, drinking and dining in a two-tier, subterranean speakeasy setting.
Scott Kinkaid, Operations Manager of The Cotton Club, spoke of his delight at being able to bring something new and refreshing to Glasgow.
Scott said: “As of Friday, we will be bringing Glasgow something entirely different to the city’s current casino offering.
“In fact, The Cotton Club will bring a brand new casino concept to rival anything offered in the UK, outside of London.
“The Cotton Club will be a high quality venue, open to both those who want to enjoy Glasgow’s finest gaming offering, and those who are just looking to have a bit of a chat over some classic cocktails and snacks.
“The 1920s speakeasy vibe will be felt throughout the casino and will be a key part of the overall experience – in everything from the dusky atmosphere and music to the staff’s vintage, bespoke uniforms.
“We are excited to bring something distinct and entertaining to the table but, overall, we want to provide a friendly and safe environment for late-night Glasgow revellers.
“We hope everyone will come along and witness the unique experience of The Cotton Club when we officially launch this weekend.”
Acclaimed designer Jim Hamilton – whose previous projects include Blytheswood Square in Glasgow, Forgan’s in St Andrews and the recent revamp of Tigerlily in Edinburgh – has looked to create a highly atmospheric, underground venue that hints at the jazz era of the original Cotton Club. The Cotton Club is located in the basement of The Corinthian Club, occupying the site of the former Mash & Press cellar bar area – and is aimed at revitalising the showcase Glasgow institution on Ingram Street to new and existing audiences.
Those with Lady Luck on their side are welcome to try their hand on any one of the American Roulette, Blackjack, Three Card Poker and Punto Banco live tables, with welcoming ‘learn to play’ facilities available for beginners willing to put their cards on the table.
Electronic gaming can also be accessed on the ground floor, whereas luxurious chill-out areas are open to guests who have yet to perfect their poker face.
The Cotton Club will open its doors on Friday 20th November 2015 for a special VIP launch weekend.