Built in 1893, the two-story building at 2831 St. Claude Avenue has gone through many iterations. Old-school New Orleanians may remember its heyday as a nightclub in the 1980s and ’90s, when DJs Captain Charles, Raj Smoove, and KLC pioneered the bounce sound from its warehouse-like space.
Today, Club Discovery’s vibe is more tech than twerk, as the 10,500-square-foot venue has reopened as a coworking office following a to-the-studs renovation in 2018. However, patrons of the former nightclub will find plenty of familiar features, including the dance floor and space-themed mural.
“If you’ve ever been to Club Discovery it will remind you of it. It won’t have changed as much as you would think,” owner Chris Reade told the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans.
That’s not to say that there haven’t been major changes. The modern space feels industrial-futuristic, thanks to exposed air ducts, glass walls, pressed-tin ceilings, and LED light installations. There are 18 assigned desks (which start at $350/month) and 17 private offices (which start at $650/month). Coworking memberships start at $200/month.
Amenities include a pool table and arcade games, a full kitchen with French Truck coffee and beer on tap, free parking, wi-fi, and free printing. And yes—Club Discovery does host events and parties.