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Interior Designs and Layouts for Bars and Pubs

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When it comes to conceptualizing an interior design or layout for your commercialized venue, common sense dictates that there should be a place for everything and everything should have a place. In other words, tidiness, organization, and putting things where they belong are crucial to operating a (successful) dining setting, especially bars and pubs. Constraints of a bar or a nightclub are poor interior designing, lack of conceptualization in layouts, worn out furniture, incompetent staff, and insufficient cocktail stations. While putting serving utensils, liquor, and glassware in their appropriate selves are good places to start with, the true secret to running an efficient drinking spot is meticulous planning of a bar layout and/or a pub interior design.

Night Club Bar Design

Night Club Bar Design

Nightlife is increasing in popularity among people who are looking for a venue to socialize or an outlet to unwind after long hours of work. Many are attracted to a variety of entertainment establishments. Pubs and bars are few such places that make nightlife ideal for young people. Young people tend to visit bars with dance floors while pubs are frequented by more mature crowds such as executives. Nightclubs in particular focus on younger audiences and are mostly characterized by DJs and dance floors. Blaring music, drinks and dancing are some of the biggest attractions they offer.

1. Ambiance

With dark interiors, dim lighting and loud music; most nightclubs integrate the ambiance and feel of a Miami style dance club. A lot of them are hybrids of a trendy-club-wannabe and a swanky lounge. The layout and decor gives you a visually stimulating experience with the concept of nightlife. Many nightclubs provide a creative concept that has a strong presence delivering a personal touch on music and customer service.

2. Bar Design

A bar counter, especially at a nightclub, is essential to the design as well as setting the mood and providing guests with an unforgettable experience. Contemporary elements, like the geometrical pattern shown on the blue LED glowing bar counter, and colorful lighting are focal points of a nightclub bar design. Dark walls, cozy bar furniture, neon colored dim lights and other accessories lend a WOW factor to the nightclub bar design.

3. Bar Furniture

Upholstered chairs and booths in dark shades help set the intimate mood which is elevated by colorful lighting. Ultimately, the bar furniture should fit with the club’s decor. Nightclubs should have nice sitting areas with velvet curtains, button tufted booths and comfortably padded restaurant chairs surrounding coffee tables to create a relaxed atmosphere for guests who want to sit around and have few drinks.

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Sports Bar Design

Sports Bar Design

Depending on the establishment’s capacity, a sports bar can be a specific version of a local tavern. Or it can take on the adaptation of a big nightclub. A sports bar, as most people know it, is a place where customers gather for food and drinks while watching the latest televised sports events. Tailored to a specific clientele, sports bars need to have certain business objectives set in place to ensure success. Meaning, proprietors must not only be acutely aware on how their bars perform but also how their business is perceived by their customers. And for the entire thing to function properly it all depends on service, design, mood and furniture along with other ornamental accessories.

1. Ambiance

Sports bars have an ambiance that no other eatery can capture. Outside of attending a live sports event, sports bars provide the best atmosphere for watching a game. Watching a sports event is exciting but watching it with people who are rooting for the same team is electrifying. Also sports bars look different from other bars. Memorabilia, posters and autographed pictures are plastered on the walls to reflect on the decor theme.

These type of bars are always equipped with multiple high definition televisions and an impeccable sound system that make guests feel like they are sitting in the front row of a big game. The interior lighting is purposely dim as for customers to visually concentrate on the televised sporting events. The bar will turn off the background music during the biggest games. Sports bars in general provide a night of fun and an exciting way to catch up on a sports game for customers who are ardent sports fans.

2. Bar Design

Choose a theme. Theme suggests the colors of the decor and the memorabilia displayed on the walls. If the sports bar is located near a stadium, featuring colors and memorabilia of a local sports team would be a natural choice. Featuring a variety of sports memorabilia and a variety of teams is another option to consider for the theme. Entertainment is one of the major defining factors of a sports bar’s success (or failure).

The design should reflect the concept which relies on providing an atmosphere that allows customers to relax while watching a game and cheer with other fans. Featuring game equipment in a sports bar design, such as pool tables, air-hockey tables, and sports-themed video games, creates a friendly and relaxing environment where customers can interact with each other, extend their stay and order more food and drinks. The more fun they are having, the more likely they are to tell their friends about the sports bar.

3. Bar Furniture

Bar top, shelves and drink rails should be at a comfortable height for ease of use. Choosing the right commercial furniture makes a difference in customer experience. Big furniture pieces are not ideal for small spaces. Sports bar dining areas are generally not very spacious. Furniture items should be comfortable for customers but small enough to accommodate as many people as possible.

Functional and comfortable, backless swivel bar stools and ladder back metal bar stools paired with solid wood bar height tables are great bar furnishing choices as they are compact in their design. Bar seating with padded seats and swivels are essential for allowing customers to sit comfortably during a 2+ hour long sports game.

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Urban Restaurants Bar Design

Urban Restaurant Bar Design

Urban interior design is inspired by modern designer lofts found in major cities. Taking cues from the cosmopolitan environments, urban modern design is a fusion of various contemporary and vintage traits. Urban restaurant bar decor tends to me sleek and minimal. It strikes a balance between comfort and glamour. With nods to industrial, modern and transitional influences, this elevated design style stands on its own. It also makes a savvy route to create your own oasis at your restaurant bar.

1. Ambiance

An urban design restaurant bar is all about creating a smooth, relaxing yet gorgeously decorated bar featuring a lived-in sense of charm for everyday life. Neutral tones and design patterns on wall decorations, hanging light fixtures, wooden floors, and eclectic bar restaurant seating create focal points for conversation. These design elements have customers feel at home and inspire you to make the most of the urban bar design direction. It is enough to not make the bar feel like an overly industrial space. This design style alone is modern in spirit. Neutral colors ground and tie everything together in an urban restaurant bar.

2. Bar Design

The layout of an urban restaurant bar is similar to that of a nightclub but roomier, lighter, quieter and better at allowing socializing among customers. Spirited urban bar design is contemporary and industrial at its core but not as aggressively so as a decidedly industrial or complete ultra-modern design. This bar design tends to have a softer side to it with warm tones, highly designed restaurant furniture or relaxed soft furnishings. Urban interior bar decorations focus on comfort and brilliant design. Complimentary and source one-off design styles pull the restaurant bar together with a cosmopolitan influence.

3. Bar Furniture

When people visit an urban bar they expect comport with a side order of style. Restaurant furniture used at an urban style bar tends to be uniformly sleek with low profile. Elongated vertical slat metal chairs and matching bar stools paired with solid wood plank restaurant tables are great decorative accents in an urban bar decor that demands an artistic and creative expression. Bar seating with padding lend a high-end look that most contemporary urban design bar interiors have. Customizing the furniture to fit in seamlessly into the decor and color palette makes the interior looking sleek and inviting.

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Modern Restaurants Bar Design

Modern Restaurant Bar Design

Restaurant bars are the ultimate space for relaxing and unwinding. They are also a place designed to attract customers. A great design not only gets customers past the threshold but allows them to crowd around your counter for drinks. When conceptualized and well executed, a modern restaurant bar design can entice customers and convert them into regulars. Developing a modern design for your restaurant bar interior means playing with a lot of imagination, using relevant colors that reflect the design and concept, and providing a warm and cozy atmosphere.

1. Ambiance

Modern and contemporary restaurant bars typically have their own preference for interior design using different light effects which blend with the bar counter and the desired atmosphere. As a general rule, using the right type of materials and design elements are one of the best ways to create a modern bar interior and ambiance. These usually include wooden bar seating, textured or carpeted floor, bright color palette and most importantly, lighting. Lighting is the single most important aspect of the modern bar design since it sets the ambiance.

Lighting captures all the eye-catching design details of a modern restaurant bar. It should also enhance visual presentation of the cuisine served as well as the menu, artwork, furniture and of course, other guests! Creative placement of hanging lights from ceiling, wall art and decorations, and giving some space to aquarium, for example, is like adding the spice to the flavor of modern styling and design.

2. Furniture and Seating Layout

Restaurant furniture design and layout is the key element which plays a very crucial role in achieving the well-designed modern restaurant bar look. The seating layout should be designed in a way which keeps the bar counter separate or at a distance from the dining room. Many people don’t like it when the bar area overlaps with the dining room. Padded back wood chairs and bar stools lined against the counter or with butcher block wood tables add to the comfort factor. Wood furnishings should be varnished smoothly and evenly.

Color of the tables and chairs should match. The curved design and silhouette seamlessly incorporates into the overall modern bar interior. Crisp upholstery of vinyl or fabric in the seating are the general rule and are an integral part in establishing a color palette and supporting the modern interior bar settings as well.

3. Bar Furniture

Just accommodating modern bar furniture and design to a restaurant doesn’t make the venue perfect. Other factors are needed to create a cool, modern and pleasant atmosphere. There is more to a modern bar than just the stereotypical black and white color scheme. Strong contrasts are a major part in a modern restaurant bar interior design and they give it a stylish and impressive look. A modern bar has a color palette that includes two dominant colors with contrasting undertones to add visual appeal to the space, making it bright and roomy.

The design also relies on geometrical shapes including squares and rectangles along with graceful curves at times. You can mix up square tables with round chairs or the reverse for the ultimate wow effect. A smooth blend of furniture, light, and placement of innovative art pieces are the key ingredients in a recipe to achieving the best of modern restaurant and bar design.

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