New Nightclub Raises Funds for Charity

New Nightclub Raises Funds for Charity
Courtesy Photo Fayetteville’s newest night club, C4, has an underground dancefloor area beneath the upstairs lounge.

Courtesy Photo
Fayetteville’s newest night club, C4, has an underground dance floor area beneath the upstairs lounge.

Downtown Fayetteville’s newest bar, C4, has exploded onto the nightlife scene.

Bomb puns aside, this 4,500 square foot night club feels spacious with a simultaneously industrial, yet posh atmosphere. Located at 509 West Spring St. where the old Speakeasy used to operate before closing in June 2014, C4 fills the space with plenty of features to keep bar-goers hanging out all night long.

The bar, jointly owned by Shauna Bowen, Jamie Wilson and Rubi Perez, is about providing the community with a good, clean, and safe place to just come and have fun, Wilson said. The owners have made an effort to raise money for local charities with their soft and grand openings, too.

The bar has already gotten a warm reception. On their soft opening in late December, the bar only expected about 200 in attendance, but received more than 600. The bar ran out of arm bracelets and had to borrow some from surrounding bars — who were happy to assist, Wilson said. Jose’s provided back up ice and fruit, too.

The bar raised $1,100 for Humane Society of the Ozarks and more than 200 goods were donated. On their grand opening on New Year’s Eve, which reached capacity at one point, the bar was able to raise $1,000 to give to Habitat for Humanity.

“I fully expect to continue doing this,” Bowen said. “The community is what makes us. We have to give back to the community, so I think it’s a kind of partnership. There’s a ton we could do.”

As for the concept of C4, the idea was dreamed up by Wilson’s favorite kind of drink.

“My favorite thing to do is a bomb shot when I go out, where you drop in a shot of liquor into your drink,” Wilson said. “Hardly anybody does that. The liquor is normally already mixed in with the drink when you get it. My idea, C4, explosive materials, bombs… and that’s kinda how it was born.”

The bar serves exclusively in glassware for alcoholic beverages, and the glasses are designed to work well with bomb shots, Wilson said.

Upon entering through the Metro District building next to Frickin Chicken, patrons enter into the upstairs lounge area of the club. Similar to Speakeasy, on the eastern wall is an elevated area with a bar, and at the opposite end is a Karaoke area, complete with a lit up stage. Underneath it all is the club’s dance floor and bar equipped with a booth for house DJ JFrey to run the party. In the back corner, there’s a VIP lounge that is curtained off from the rest of the area.

The bar is open to ages 18 and up and operates as a smoke free bar. Open hours are Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. and 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Sundays. Sunday nights feature a weekly drag show called “C4 Divas.” There’s no cover on Fridays, but on Saturdays there is a $5 cover after 10:30 p.m., and a $5 cover all night on Sundays.

“If you walk in here and you look around, you have every walk of life in here,” Bowen said. “That’s the coolest part I think. Not everyone looks the same and acts the same. You have 18 to 60 year olds, whatever race, gender, all of it.”

As for their drink selection, the bar’s house drink is what’s called the C4 Martini. The drink is similar to a cosmopolitan, with vodka, pineapple juice and green triple sec. The owners are proud to have a wide array of liquor including Wild Turkey American Honey, Malibu Black, Regal Apple Crown Royal, and Hpnotiq. The bar taps also carry Dr. Pepper and Ginger Ale, something most bars on Dickson don’t have, Bowen said.

C4 can also be booked Monday through Thursday for fraternity and sorority events, wedding receptions and other private events. Those interested can email the owners at

With such a popular response right out of the gates, the owners agreed they are excited for what the future holds.

“I couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to work with,” Wilson said. “Take that aside, the response from the community, just everyone loving it, it makes me proud that we did something right.”

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