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Chicago-Based The Blueprint Underground Cocktail Bar Opens Soon in Nashville

Chicago-Based The Blueprint Underground Cocktail Bar Opens Soon in Nashville

The Blueprint to Host Grand Opening on May 31st and June 1st

Nashville, TN – May 18, 2023 – The Underground Cocktail Club, named “Hottest Nightclub” by Entertainment Weekly, is expanding to Nashville, following the success of its sister restaurant and event concept, Sunda New Asian, in The Gulch.

Emmy Award-winning TV personality, actor, and serial entrepreneur Billy Dec is evolving the name of his award-winning Chicago nightlife concept, Underground Cocktail Club, to include “The Blueprint.” Paying homage to the legacy of Printers Alley and the original print shop that stood on the same grounds 100 years ago, The Blue Print Supply Co., Dec celebrates the opening of “The Blueprint Underground Cocktail Club” on May 31st.

The Blueprint will host a Grand Opening on May 31st and June 1st from 5pm – 3am. The event will feature live music, DJs, and special guests.

A Maverick in Nightlife and Hospitality

Dec is a maverick in luxury hospitality, dining, and nightlife. He and his team are excited to extend their 20+ year legacy in nightlife to Music City, contributing to and amplifying the rich, colorful history of the iconic Printers Alley.

Dec’s venues are highly anticipated and nationally recognized as epicenters of entertainment. They are extraordinarily versatile, operating under one roof as upscale cocktail lounges, nightclubs, and live music venues. The Blueprint will be no exception, with the ability to host exciting opening acts, bands, DJs, and experiential events.

A Showcase for Every Type of Event

The Blueprint is designed to showcase every type of event, live music performance, and artist imaginable. With fashion shows and international DJs to spotlighting local singer-songwriters of every genre, to culinary and cocktail experts on the horizon, The Blueprint is positioned to be a new hot spot for local creatives in the heart of downtown Nashville.

Equipped with a vision of innovation and complete immersion, Dec and his team are delivering revolutionary sound and lighting that rivals top international nightlife destinations and accommodates every type of nightlife connoisseur.

A Place for Creatives and Locals

As a local Nashville resident for the last eight years, Dec says, “I’ve always been in awe and wonder around the legacy of Printers Alley, especially the incredibly colorful, disruptive, edgy, groundbreaking evolutions between 50’ish to 100+ years ago — its spirit of inspiration, unbridled creativity, expression, revelry, imagination.. sharing that with the world was of the utmost importance when we set out to create and elevate the level of upscale nightlife for local Nashville, that’s missing. Our hope is to be a new home and heartbeat for creatives and locals — somewhere to go that is in the middle of the action but tucked away from the heavy tourism spots, where you can create, play, meet like-minded friends and collaborators, “be yourself, become yourself.”

“We also wanted to pay homage to Printer’s rich history as a hub for print shops, publishers, and storytelling, to being the home for all genres from jazz to rock n roll (like Jimi Hendrix who rocked Printers often). “The Blueprint Supply Co.” was the actual name of the print shop that stood on our foundation and we pay respect to all who contributed to Printers history by naming it “The Blueprint.” There’s so much history to tell and history to make here. We can’t wait to share it with everyone in Nashville.”

Local Collaboration and Design

A Chicago native, Dec has called Nashville ‘home’ for the last eight years and is committed to collaborating with local contractors, architects, and designers, drawing from Nashville’s incredible talent pool.

Dec partnered with Nashville’s award-winning architecture, interiors, and construction firm, Powell, who has earned a reputation for setting the physical foundation for Nashville’s burgeoning restaurant and hospitality scene. Dec also collaborated with veteran nightclub designer Marc Dizon, who is responsible for the vision and design of top nightlife venues around the globe, including Hakkasan, Brooklyn Mirage, Marquee, One Oak, Cityfox, AMG Group, Caesars-Harrahs Resorts, Vikram Chatwal Hotels, The Butter Group, EMM, The Wright Venue Group Ireland, Aria Hospitality, and Hard Rock Hotel & Casinos.

The Blueprint Underground Cocktail Club is located at 205 Printers Alley, Nashville, TN 37201. For more information, please visit

About The Underground Cocktail Club

The Underground Cocktail Club is an award-winning nightlife concept created by Emmy Award-winning TV personality, actor, and serial entrepreneur Billy Dec. The Underground Cocktail Club has been named “Hottest Nightclub” by Entertainment Weekly and has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Forbes.

About Billy Dec

Billy Dec is an Emmy Award-winning TV personality, actor, and serial entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of The Underground Cocktail Club, Sunda New Asian, and Billy Dec Presents.

Dec is a passionate advocate for the arts and has been involved in numerous charitable organizations. He is a board member of the Chicago Children’s Theatre and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.