Restaurant & Bar Design Awards Shortlist 2015: Multiple Bar/ Club

Multiple bar club

The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards Multiple Bar/ Club category is for projects located in the UK that have more than one site. Each site needs to have it’s own unique touches, and yet must be familiar to diners as the brand they know and love. Just five entries made the judge’s shortlist.

Adventure Bar now has three locations with this Clapham Junction, London entry designed by Mystery.

adventure bar
Mystery created a concept which split the building into a kitsch 1970s lounge and a Victorian ‘steam punk’ bar. Tables were designed to fold up in the evenings to maximise standing room. The diver’s helmet lighting, curiosities and fold up tables were an asset to the long narrow location, creating a busy weekend venue and effectively meeting the brief for a social media talking point.

adventure bar
Brewdog in Liverpool utilises Festoon Lighting and sectioning screens to enhance the tasting experience in an industrialised space.

brewdog liverpool
It was designed from the ground up, as designers Michaelis Boyd Associates were given an empty shell to work with. The design echoes the origins of brewery integrating authentic steel shipping containers, a cast concrete bar and mesh screens with neon signage.

Dirty Martini is set in a basement on Lovat Lane, Monument and challenged Grapes Design to create the right ambience with a clever use of lighting.

dirty martini
Throughout the main space is a bespoke copper lighting sculpture. To the right as you enter, is a striking, vaulted bar area, with a back bar to resemble a 1950’s style cocktail cabinet.

dirty martini
Forge of London has undergone a whole interior and brand redesign, paying close attention to the original building’s listed status to build an historic and contemporary appeal.

Forge london
The historic status of the building, which was once a bank, has been carefully accentuated by Harrison resulting in a tradition finish and modern execution.

Generator’s flagship London location opened in 1995 and was due for a refurbishment.

generator London
DesignAgency layered experiences and styles to form a cohesive interior while encouraging exploration.

On the Awards site, you can view more images from each of the shortlisted entries below.

Generator (London) DesignAgency

Forge (London) Harrison

Dirty Martini (Monument, London) Grapes Design

Brewdog (Liverpool) Michaelis Boyd Associates

Adventure Bar (Clapham Junction, London) Mystery

The overall winner for this category will be announced at the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards Ceremony ‘Building Emotions’. Tickets are now on sale for this event held at The Old Truman Brewery, London on October 1st.

Images © respective studios

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