Restaurant Development & Design

NOV-DEC 2017

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N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 7 • r e s t a u r a n t d e v e l o p m e n t + d e s i g n • 2 3 Tilt Side Bar This cocktail-focused restaurant resembles the bright and colorful inside of a pinball ma- chine with a giant neon sign, a light- up fish tank, and various pieces of Americana from all decades in the form of concert and movie posters-turned-wallpaper, vin- tage furniture, and branded glassware. A long backlit bar made of pinball glass pairs with cocktail tables set up to look like pinball machine bumpers. A large round booth that seats 6 to 10 people can be closed off with beaded drapes for more private group dining. Other art-inspired pieces include a large backlit image of a woman dancing and a wall- mounted bull's head. Photos courtesy of Ken Wyner Chicken + Whiskey Opened just this year, this restaurant features a fast-casual chicken concept in the front and a beautiful whiskey bar in the back. It boasts skylights that let in plenty of natural light, a vinyl-only DJ booth, and a wall covered in '90s art and music posters. The overall design concept for the long and narrow 3,000-square-foot space centers on "vintage industrial" with nods to Venezuela and Peru set in a building built 127 years ago. In the front (32 seats), guests order and pick up food from the counter, while in the back (30 seats), guests can enjoy their whiskey-focused drinks with or without chicken. A drink rail along one wall provides extra room to sit or stand. Earth tones like gold (symbolizing the colors of Peru) and clay pair with gray, white and red (like that of a Venezuelan soccer club) throughout the space. At the bar, a large butcher-block slab serves as the fo- cal point, surrounded by drink rails, metal stools and bar chairs. Photos courtesy of Celia Camacho Slipstream David Shove-Brown and Dave Tracz of the design firm //3877 looked to create a day-to-night (coffee-to-cocktails) environment for this restaurant in one of D.C.'s most up-and-coming neighbor- hoods, Logan Circle. The 45-seat, 2,170-square-foot space features a breezy palette of light wood-paneled ceilings, a custom-built wooden bar, copper pendants, and azure-hued tiling and wallcover- ings. Two concise paths direct patrons to either the takeout or the dine-in area, connected by a sleek, wood-paneled ordering station for breakfast, brunch and lighter dinner fare like various toasts, bowls, sandwiches and salads. A light wooden communal table offers more social seating. Photos courtesy of BTW Images

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