It’s there on University. The sign telling you to DANCE and the windows are mostly covered and it smells like a never-ending puffs of smoke on the sidewalk and the green awnings probably need replacing and you open the door and it’s beautiful.
That’s the Turf Club, the “Best Remnant of the 40’s” they claim. A place that was a food market, a pool hall, then a bar (after prohibition finally ended) and we’re glad it did.
It remains true, to the 40’s and to its love of enjoying a good cocktail while listening to some inspired artists. No longer Kirch & Gillis Beverages like it was in the 40’s, Turf Club creates the welcoming vibe for you and 350 of your best friends to hear the likes of Rogue Wave, Marshall Crenshaw & The Bottle Rockets, BLAQK Audio, country, jazz, tributes to Hank Williams and more.
It’s the part about Turf Club that is the most endearing. The desire to branch out, offer new music, create fresh environments all while seamlessly holding on to the roots that makes the place decidedly individual.
It is a place that you simply can’t leave and think you’ve been there before. Offering an experience all its own, Turf Club melds old and new school and its appearance is unapologetic because it doesn’t have to apologize to you. It works--and has been for over 70 years.