BAR DESIGN: ARCHITECTURAL CROWN MOLDINGS FOR BARS AND NIGHTCLUBS

Design professionals are always looking for a new product or finish to add to their bag of tricks, and I’m certainly no exception. In our quest for being cutting-edge, however, it’s comforting to also rely on the tried and proven. Sometimes the real design “win-win” is when we can adapt the new to the tried…

DUI: IS THE PROPOSED .05 BAC STANDARD THE ANSWER?

Driving under the influence, better known as ‘DUI’, has become a topic of daily conversation in the U.S. since the formation of “Mothers Against Drunk Driving” (‘MADD’) in the early 1980’s. At the heart of the DUI is the well-known phrase “blood-alcohol content” (‘BAC’), which strikes fear in the heart of every American motorist who…

CRAFT BEER: UNLIMITED GROWTH OR BURSTING BUBBLE?

Craft beer has been around since the early 1980’s. Since the mid-90’s, communities around the U.S. have seen an explosion of craft beer sales. For those who may be unaware, craft beer is defined by many simply as “high quality beer” made in small local breweries (“microbreweries”) or brewpubs (taverns that make beer on-premise), primarily with…

LED LIGHTING TIPS FOR BAR AND NIGHTCLUB DESIGN

In an earlier post about architectural LED lighting (refer below), we discussed that many nightclubs today dedicate a great deal of financial resources to lighting. Lighting accentuates the club’s façade, guides people into the club, entertains them with theatrical lighting and video display panels. Lighting also enables patrons to adequately see stairways and creates the club’s ambiance…

BAR DESIGN IDEAS: SHIMMERSCREEN CHAIN CURTAINS FOR BAR AND NIGHTCLUB DESIGN

One of the most enchanting architectural design products I’ve used in nightclubs and bars is thebeaded chain curtain. For those unaware, the beaded chain curtain is kind of a spin-off of the plastic beaded curtains of the late ‘70’s. Today’s product is similar, but much more refined. Today we have metallic beads strung together by…

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR BAR FROM AN ADA LAWSUIT

How can you protect your bar or nightclub from an ADA drive-by lawsuit? Here are the the top claims of ADA complaints and some tips and advice to keep you safe. In Part 1 of this story, we learned that nightclub and bar owners aren’t only the daily victims of frivolous lawsuits, they now have “drive-by” ADA lawsuits to worry about. We also now have ‘frequent filers’…

ADA Lawsuits: Drive-By Lawsuits Against Nightclubs & Bars

What are an ADA drive-by lawsuits? We’ll discuss why grandfathering is no longer effective for bar and nightclub owners and how to avoid frivolous lawsuits. Does the world seem to be getting more and more out of control? It seems that life here in the U.S. gets crazier by the day. Is this a sign of desperate times or an overly-litigious society…people looking…

BAR EQUIPMENT: I.D. SCANNERS FOR NIGHTCLUBS AND BARS

oday we live in a world where technology grows exponentially. Hardly a day passes where we don’t shake our heads in astonishment. However, with progress comes opportunity – often times of the nefarious sort. The banking system and our identities are constantly under siege. We recently learned about the NSA’s interest in our internet activity. Now…

CHILL-RITE 32 DRAFT BEER SYSTEMS: ICE-COLD BEER FOR BARS

Today we’re going to switch gears and talk about a (ahem) “cool” product –the Chill-Rite 32 Draft Beer System. If you’re unaware of this equipment, Chill-Rite 32 is a remote draft beer system which delivers a continuous stream of draft beer at 32 degrees at the tap! That’s freezing – and that’s the whole idea. As evidenced by mug frosters,…

TOP 5 WALL COVERING IDEAS AND TIPS FOR BAR DESIGN

What are the top wall covering ideas and tips for bar and nightclub design? This article discusses the top 5 types of wall coverings, advice and cost. Our mission with nightclub and bar design clients is to offer all the possibilities of products on the market in order to meet their financial objectives.  WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON WALL COVERINGS IN BAR AND NIGHTCLUB DESIGN? The following list constitutes today’s most common types…