Located in a new mixed-use development, this new sports bar and grill caters to flip-flops, stilettos, and wing tips; the one common denominator: love of sports. The owners’ objectives were to design an urban watering hole that welcomed the most diverse sports enthusiasts through its doors. The restaurant was designed with an open plan to capitalize on the energy and excitement of the sports reverberating throughout the space. Patrons enter into the bar, which serves both the interior and the patio that overlooks the new community sports complex located within the development. Because the interior bar is open to the patio through a large overhead door, the exterior bar can function without additional staff. Acoustical panels, hung above the bar at an angle, serve to reduce the noise of the loudest area of the restaurant. Multiple hanging plasmas screens allow customers the opportunity to watch the game at any orientation in the restaurant.
The main feature in the restaurant is an enormous 16-foot-high panoramic stadium mural that runs 60 feet along the bar wall and continues over the banquette seating area. The mural creates the excitement of being at the big game. Printed in black and white, the mural is juxtaposed to the action and excitement on the color plasma screens. A platform dining area was designed to mimic the elevated spectator stadium seating. Moveable tables and chairs are bookended by stationary banquette seating, which allows for a myriad of flexible seating options. Lighting was kept to a minimum by including extensive windows on the southeast facing facade. A light shelf was design to further harvest the outdoor lighting.