After a doorman greets you on the makeshift red carpet, you enter the club to a roar of prerecorded elephants, (an ivory dealers heaven...) along with some ceramic apes ready to greet you. After a bamboo covered elevator ride up, guests have 3 choices of rooms to visit: the nightclub/lounge, the restaurant, or the cabaret.
The nightclub/lounge area is an enormous space with a full bar, DJ booth, dance floor, and seating. Grand opening patrons were treated to an acrobatic ring on fire show featuring a woman performing stunts over the dance floor, which was too surreal to believe. The elevated middle room is a full scale restaurant with an extensive modern Italian menu. The meatballs with ricotta cheese were divine, and if you're a fish or baked clam lover, you are also in for a treat. The entire restaurant section is glassed off so you can still view the entertainment going on in the nightclub as you eat. The other end is a cabaret section, which plays as an upscale strip club, minus the nudity but double the poles. The girls are quite friendly and will ensure you are having a pleasurable evening.
Jaguars boasts a unique and diverse creative team behind its design. With a vast 16,000 square foot canvas, designer Vincent Faraci, who has over 20 years of nightlife experience in Vegas, has created a jungle themed adult oriented wonderland. Owner Joseph Bongiorno has brought a little culture and uniqueness to the Brooklyn neighborhood that is perhaps unmatched in the city. A visit brings a nostalgic vibe along with a hint of a Goodfellas feel. A notion that you have just stepped into a Marty Scorsese picture wouldn't be out of the ordinary.
Special appearances by Chuck Zito of the HBO show "OZ" fame, who hosted the event, and Pauly "Walnuts" himself, Paulie Gualtieri of Sopranos fame, only enhanced this feel while giving the spot some real street cred. Finally, a reason besides Peter Lugers to travel to Brooklyn! (Just kidding Brooklynites!)