Virago is the third installment and relocation destination by M Street Entertainment in their previous Rosewall space used for events. This innovative and modern design authentically embraces the atmospheric hideaways of Tokyo’s compelling dining arenas with subtle elegance and mystery. The dynamic lighting is a prominent feature of this entirely transformed space, serving as a destination for locals as well as guests to Nashville metropolitan nightlife.
Virago is a mixture of contemporary Japanese and Asian inspired dining. Since the Midtown inception in 2000 on McGavock Street, it’s been noted for the excellent sushi and Asian fusion cuisine.
The highlight of Virago is a level up from two previous concepts. The idea has always been a likeness of an underground, discreet, barely lit, design-driven space. The latest relocation accentuates this even further. The design inspiration originates from the story of a Japanese female mob boss and her underground layer. The intent is to give an ambiance of danger and edginess, with an industrial taste but still translate warmth by using Japanese wood tones. Concrete, raw steel, and wood finishes accomplish this intense atmosphere. Sophisticated vibrant lighting is hung such as the red lamps at the bar to the color-changing lights in the ceiling Two mural walls display a Japanese model representative of the mob boss creating the intentional mood, atmosphere, and story behind the theme.
Young professionals wanting a sophisticated, higher-end cultural experience are frequent guests. It gives them an experience unlike anything else locally. It is a classy, fashion-forward, and edgy space to unwind.
Photo credit: Christen Clemins Photography