Located on Tremont Street in the historic city of Boston, MA, the Highball Lounge at the Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel transitioned to the Better Sorts Social Club, which is now considered to be a glamorous cocktail-forward, elevated-food concept that better fits with Nine Zero’s concept of melding the city of Boston’s history and tradition with the posh contemporary design and social aesthetic of today’s finest upscale hotels. The renovation of the 3,200-square-foot space is credited to Punch Architecture, an up-and-coming Las Vegas-based (with offices in Denver, Los Angeles and New York City) design and architecture firm.
“We wanted it to be a little quirky, fun and playful, but also classy,” said Zak Ostrowski, one of Punch Architecture’s three partners along with Drew Gregory and Clemente Cicoria. “We wanted it to appeal to the higher-end Boston Brahmins era and still relate to a younger crowd. It has high-end cocktails and food, but it’s also a place you could go to after a game at Fenway (Park) or after a Celtics game.”