Like all great things, it started over a bottle of wine.
Have you ever had one of those nights where you wanted to be out, but didn’t want to go to a bar? Yeah, so have we. That’s why we created Birch Road Clubhouses.
A neighborhood club that's welcoming, fun, casual & byob!
We love restaurants and we love paying a premium for a really impressive cocktail that we could never make ourselves. But when all we want to do is open a bottle and talk all night or when we’re focused more on the people at our table than the people in the room, Birch Road is our perfect spot. We built the clubhouse that we were craving, and it turns out a lot of other people have been too.
Friends & Co-Founders
To create space that gives people the greatest opportunities to “lean in” to relationships around the basic premise that good drinks and good conversation are the best path to community.
Jan 31, 2022 – Longtime friends Kim Bosse and Sharon Provins were sharing a bottle of wine in Bosse’s Chicago home one day in 2013, trying to decide where to go for the evening. Both women were in their 30s, and Bosse had young kids at the time, so they didn’t feel like going to a bar, but they also both wanted to get out of the house. As the conversation went on, they found themselves wondering: What if there was a private space where they could sip wine and enjoy each other’s company?... read more
May 19, 2019 – The location is the third for Birch Road Cellar and first outside of Chicago. The bring-your-own-booze club is intended to give people a new option for gathering with friends that gets them out of the house but away from traditional bar settings — “your best night out that feels like the perfect night in,” reads a tagline on the club’s website… read more
Fortune.com | Birch Road Cellar rethinks the private club
Nov 9, 2019 – Fortune/Naomi Tomky. Accessibility is hardly the word that most often comes to mind when discussing private clubs, but Sharon Provins and Kim Bosse, founders of the five-year-old Birch Road Cellar, aren’t shying away from it as a goal. Tossing out the old models that excluded members on the base of class, race, religion, or gender, and rejecting the idea that there needs to be a shared professional goal, the two women started the company to serve a personal need they had identified: a better place to drink... read more
Chicago Food Magazine | An interview with the founder of Birch Road
Nov 2, 2021 – CFM/Emily Larsen. Birch Road Cellar is a women-owned, BYOB, members only neighborhood clubhouse with locations in Roscoe Village, Lincoln Park and Seattle where wine, work, and community intersect. Founders Kim Bosse and Sharon Provins had a goal of creating a space built on an appreciation for the little things that make life great; conversation, good people, great food, and exciting drinks... read more
Oct 26, 2021 – Chicago Scene/Tom Barnas. “…It’s 100% BYOB, there are no bartenders, there are no servers, our members think of this space as an extension of your living room,” Bosse said. “The club is always set and ready with everything you need. Pick up some takeout, we’ve got serving platters, plate ware, glassware, napkins. And when you’re done put it in the bus tub and go on with your night…” read more
Oct 19, 2021 – Seattle Met Magazine. When childhood friends Sharon Provins and Kim Bosse founded Birch Road (a nod to the street they grew up on), they were simply craving a place where they could open a bottle of wine and talk all night. Somewhere that was “out”, but felt like a great night in. They decided to create their very own neighborhood clubhouse, and it turns out, other people were interested too …read more