'Patent' opened doors in Manhattan's NoMad district and it is a dual concept establishment that is a functioning and well-lit coffee and pastry shop during the day and a speakeasy— an illicit business that sells alcoholic beverages, by night. The alternate identities are developed by creative agency Simmer's Ryan McKenzie and sport the clever names of 'Patent Coffee' and 'Patent Pending.' After 5PM, the doors of the cafe lock and the rather surreptitious cocktail cave comes into use. Patrons need to buzz at street level to enter the grounds of a radically different and romantic Patent.
The dual concept establishment is located within a building of recent historic significance. The cafe and secret-door underground cocktail bar occupy the cellar of the Radiowave Building— a site where famous inventor Nikola Tesla lived and worked in.
Photo Credits: Simmer
Patent Coffee is Bright by Day and Transgressive at Night
1. Dual Concept Establishments - Combining contrasting concepts in a single establishment creates unique customer experiences and opportunities for innovation.
2. Day-night Transformations - Transforming a business space from one concept during the day to a different concept at night adds intrigue and novelty for customers.
3. Hidden Speakeasy Bars - Creating secret, speakeasy-like bars within existing establishments adds an element of mystery and exclusivity for customers.
1. Hospitality Industry - Hotels, restaurants, and cafes can explore the concept of dual identities to differentiate themselves and offer unique experiences to guests.
2. Food and Beverage Industry - Existing food and beverage establishments can consider incorporating day-night transformations to attract a wider range of customers and increase revenue.
3. Creative Agency and Design Industry - Creative agencies and design firms can assist businesses in creating hidden speakeasy bars and transforming spaces to enhance customer engagement and brand image.