A Kearny Mesa business in the midst of an ambitious expansion is opening another part of its build-out Thursday night: a 1,800-square-foot nightclub generating some buzz.
Honeycomb is located inside Hive, a 20,000-square-foot entertainment hub at 4428 Convoy St.
Hive is an extension of the neighborhood’s Chorus Karaoke & Bar, a place known for its private karaoke rooms inspired by Korean pop culture.
When the 18,000-square-foot space adjacent to the karaoke business opened up, Chorus owner Scott Na jumped on it. For the past several months, Na and his team have been hard at work building what is now taking shape as Hive.
The venue includes the original Chorus Karaoke rooms, a new 300-seat restaurant and 50-seat bar that opened earlier this year and, now, the Honeycomb club. When the full, multi-phase project is completed, Hive will also house an arcade and seven more karaoke rooms that can be booked for private parties of six to 100 people.
Honeycomb features a dance floor, DJs and a seasonal craft cocktail program centered on barrel-aged spirits curated by Hive’s bar manager, Jay Choi.
In March, Choi spoke with NBC 7 about Hive and how venue hopes to draw in revelers seeking to enjoy nightlife somewhere other than downtown’s busy Gaslamp Quarter. Choi said the hub will be one place to do it all, from dining and grabbing a drink to hitting the club and channeling your inner singing superstar.
“I want people to see that on the Convoy, there is something – this kind of place is out there,” he said.
Honeycomb officially opens its doors at 10 p.m. Thursday night. Hive is currently open daily, from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. The restaurant features a menu created by Executive Chef Q Yoo that includes Korean specialties and global twists on classic dishes.