Like on the starships of the related Galaxy-class, the lounge is located at the very front of deck ten. However differently to the larger vessel, The Nest also occupies parts of deck nine. While the lower part contains the bar and a number of comfortable sitting arrangements the upper part is a dedicated mess hall complete with food replicators.
The lower part of The Nest also serves as a venue for special events such as receptions, weddings or musical recitals.
One of the most prominent features of the facility is the life-sized, golden statue of a Terran white-tailed eagle, positioned at the center of the mess hall and facing the forward windows. The statue is surrounded by an arrangement of high grasses and ferns. The crew of the Eagle have nick named the statue Goldie.