Minimalist Barchitecture

Cocktail and bar lounges opt for subdued, understated layouts

Implications - Bar and lounge owners are adopting a minimalist approach to architecture. This gets around the need for space in cramped city cores, and provides patrons with a sense of visual serenity. Moreover, this approach to bar design allows for bars to exist on a smaller scale without compromising on consumer comfort.
SCORE: 6.2
Hot Top 4 Examples: 49,771 Total Clicks Sep 14 - May 15
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Automotive Martini Bars - Grey Goose's Bar on Wheels Will Take a Mixologist Across the Country
SCORE: 7.2
V. Hot 13,425 Clicks Pub: Sep 18, 14
Automotive Martini Bars
Grey Goose's Bar on Wheels Will Take a Mixologist Across the Country
Grey Goose had the “world’s most intimate martini bar” on wheels created for it by the Ragged Edge branding agency, featuring just the right amount of room for two plus a... [More]
Temporary Shipping Container Bars - This Pop Up Bar is Made Using Discarded Cargo Carriers
SCORE: 7.1
V. Hot 24,438 Clicks Pub: Nov 20, 14
Temporary Shipping Container Bars
This Pop Up Bar is Made Using Discarded Cargo Carriers
Cargo is a pop up bar that is built inside old shipping containers. The temporary lounge is located in the heart of Christchurch, New Zealand and was opened as a result of the town’s... [More]
Antiquated Alleyway Bars - This Shanghai Punch Bar Resembles an Old World Establishment
SCORE: 5.4
Hot 5,726 Clicks Pub: Apr 6, 15
Antiquated Alleyway Bars
This Shanghai Punch Bar Resembles an Old World Establishment
Steeped in nostalgic references to the city’s past, this Shanghai Punch bar is an establishment specializing in one drink (its namesake) and the history of that drink. Punch is a glowing,... [More]
Tiny Understated Bars - The Simplistic Chez Bar in Germany is Extremely Small in Size
SCORE: 4.3
Warm 6,182 Clicks Pub: Apr 26, 15
Tiny Understated Bars
The Simplistic Chez Bar in Germany is Extremely Small in Size
Chez Bar is a minuscule watering hole located in Darmstadt, a small city in the south of Germany. Designed by whythefriday, the establishment makes magnificent use of a very small amount of space;... [More]