Jay-Z Throws Star-Studded Party For 40/40 Re-Opening

Rap mogul Jay-Z was off baby patrol last night (January 18) after getting spotted at the exclusive re-opening of his 40/40 Club New York City sports bar.

The hip-hop star came through for his club's big night while wife Beyonce Knowles-Carter was no where to be found.

From changing diapers to glamorous club openings, all in a days work for new dad Jay-Z. The rapper made his first post-Blue Ivy appearance at the grand re-opening of his 40/40 club in New York City last night. Beyonce didn't make it out (so we're going to have to wait to see her undoubtedly amazing post-baby body!) and presumably stayed home with baby Blue.

Invited guests included Hollywood director Spike Lee and The Roots' Questlove.

While Jay was definitely in good company (Ashanti, Spike Lee, Questlove, Warren Buffett, members of the New York Yankees and more stars came out for 40/40's big night), he mostly enjoyed the company of male friends in private areas of the crowded club. At one point, a beaming Jay showed a pal some pictures on his phone. He grinned ear to ear as he scrolled through the pics.

Details of the newly renovated club improvements emerged online this week.

What's new? Custom-illuminated amber resin bar tops, illuminated bottle-display towers, leather wall upholstery, plush lounge banquettes and giant television screens, as well as a second floor catwalk so guests can ogle each other. The club's four VIP rooms also got a make-over, with custom chandeliers, oak paneling with silver leaf molding, oak-wood floors, custom billiard tables and bespoke lounge seating; an extra VIP room was also added. Jay-Z's private room is the biggest of the five VIP rooms by far at 950 square feet compared with the other rooms, that are a paltry 250 square feet each. "In Jay-Z's room you can be in your own club, with 100 guests," said a spokeswoman. Guests can order from a new menu by Jay-Z's personal chef, Mike Shand, who is amping up the sports-bar menu and taking typical sports food like wings and tacos "to the next level."

There were initial plans to re-open the hot spot late last year.

The original reopening was scheduled for November, but the Brooklyn born rapper and expectant father wanted to make sure everything is perfect before he re-opens the doors. The overall vision is to capture the "energy, grandeur, and opulence of NYC nightlife."