Tavern 1911, a private jazz club in Corpus Christi, opens this month
A former adult entertainment club is set to become the new home of jazz and blues in Corpus Christi.
The 4,200 square foot building at 1911 S. Staples St. was known as Pleasures, an adult entertainment club, for 26 years. And the Del Mar district took care of the crime that surrounded the club.
Business partners Adam Stern and Richard Nunez plan to open La Taverne 1911, a private jazz and blues club, somewhere in March on the spot.
About the jazz club
The jazz tavern will bring positive new energy to the area with live music and attract a professional crowd, Stern said. The venue will be themed as a 1920s speakeasy and will have a strict dress code and security. Guests will be seated and there will be no dance floor.
“It will be a place you can keep to yourself and feel private and comfortable,” he said.
Although the club serves alcohol, that does not make it a bar. Le 1911 is a private club. Guests 21 and older will need to register for one of the membership options to enter the venue. Subscriptions start at $5 per day. Members will be required to abide by a code of ethics.
“It’s not open to the public. It’s only open to members,” Stern said. “Privacy is very important in private clubs.
“‘Goodwill, good times and good music are our philosophy.’
The club will be open seven days a week from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. The venue has three stages and will host live music from Thursday to Saturday. Sunday will be an open mic night for jazz and blues music and poetry.
For the future, Stern plans to bring major musicians on tour. The tavern also has a private women’s lounge.
The club will offer a wide range of alcohol starting at $4 a drink and $5 a shot. Some sample drinks include classic beers and wine as well as Bubble Martinis, Cosmopolitans and Smoked Old Fashioneds. Charcuterie and cheese boards will also be served.
The jazz club is located less than 300 feet from the Metro Elementary School of Design sports field at 1707 Ayers St.
In August 2021, Stern, a local commercial realtor, applied to Corpus Christi City Council for a waiver to allow liquor service near the school. The Council approved the measure unanimously.
Pleasures, the former adult bar, was able to operate near the school because its liquor license was acquired when it opened before the city zoned the area.
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