The owners had simple criteria for their new pub space: “it had to be old, it had to be authentic and it had to have history.” Located in the Historical Architectural Review Board (HARB) district for the City of York, the 110-year old building had beautiful, original brick walls. The existing brick was one of the many features we highlighted in this building fit-out to create a uniquely distinctive pub venue that respects its community roots. We added a tall fireplace feature, introduced a mix of booth seating and high top tables and used bold colors that complement the existing brick for a warm, industrial aesthetic. Lighting selections reinforce the contemporary industrial style. The new production kitchen includes a wood fired oven, but the main attraction is the bar, which features a floor to ceiling display of whiskey and other spirits from around the world. A rolling, library style ladder allows the bartender to put on a show while serving libations.
Photo Credit: Matthew Tennison Photography