Drink N Dine | Studio 9 Architecture | Bangalore
Main ideabehind the Bar interior design is to keep the customers interest intact. To make them stay longer to create the atmosphere they want to divulge in for the evening. Designing Dine N Dive Bar that will not only entertain many different groups of people but rather give them a time of their life was a real challenge.
Drink N Dine was kept classy the interior design of this Retro bar is unrestrained yet refined. India is fortunate enough to host some of the most astonishing, beautiful traditional Bars around the world. The interior of Drink N Dine no doubt has every detailed bold statements. Aesthetics perfectly balanced with functionality as the customer wanted.
The design concept for this beautiful three level building was to give the guest an unusualdistinctive experience through creating something exciting and remarkable of every floor for different group of people. The designers manage the entire process of conception through the concept exactly how the customer desired.
Drink N Dine is a Retro bar at Uttarahalli Main road, RR Nagar, Bangalore and the space is layered into three different levels of the building namely 2nd, 3rd and terrace floor occupying an area of 6900Sq.ft with a seating capacity of 220 Nos. this Bar screams opulence and class and is aimed at different group of people, trendy and hip weekend bar schmoozers.
One of the most challenging aspect for us was to design and deliver the project in a period of 3 months and we are proud to have overcome several hurdles in successfully completing the project within the given period of time.
The design scheme was to provide opulent interior tailored to the needs of the target market of every floor. We do this by creating functional interiors that visually stimulates the senses. Comfortable seating was utmost integral part of the seating arrangement on every floor, we believe people should feel at ease and away from the stressful pace of everyday life. Other challenges were to design in a confined space and make the most of it. We carefully planned all seating and maximum efficiency behind the bar stations making sure the traffic flow is flawless as serving on time and moving easily is a principal to a successful operation.
The material, furniture, fittings and fixtures are meticulously curated for each floor which allow the customers to have an experience to remember. Every floor we provide breaking up the areas to create different experiences for the guests from space planning, focal points, fabricated staircase in clay jail on terrace, funky décor to seating arrangement we have it all. The three floorswere named as- 2nd floor as “WINE O’CLOCK”, 3rd floor as “WHISKEYPEDIA” and Terrace floor as “CHEERS & BEERS”.
Wine O’Clock (2nd Floor)
When creating this concept,we want to make sure it should strike the best first impression. What’s best then playing carefully with natural light and using it in our advantage.This modernist interior is filled with ample amount of natural light with everlasting theme combined together. Materialswere meticulously curated for this floor, including raw pinewood flooring, unfinished concrete walls and exposed brick wall with greenery in the space was the contemporary use of traditional building materials. To finalize we add the splash of colourful fabric in deep red, peacock green, blue and olive velvet to add the vibrance to overall space. Mirrors were added carefully for decorative and functional aspect to make the illusion of bigger and brighter space.
When you enter an elegant and cosy arched waiting/reception area welcomes you. We wanted to have a cosy waiting area that would open to a wider and brighter surprise as we move ahead. Colour palette and materials are perfectly combined in order to create a harmonious environment. Upon entering there is a partition, itwas added to divide the space in natural way.The highlight of this floor is the Photobooth for millennials. The ever-entertaining fun photobooth where the customers will easily take photos and videos. When they can share on their social media accounts with a click of a button. What’s better than having hundreds of customers promoting for the Bar and giving a reason for them to come back.
Customized furniture with colourful fabrics is helping mitigate all the flooring in a perfect combination. The circular seating on the raised platform is custom made by using a palette of peacock green soft velvet fabric with contrasting pinewood panelling and herringbone patterned pinewood flooring. To provide a private and secluded corner we introduced a greenpours partition at the opening towards road as a safety measure and also to create a sense of privacy which became one of the highlight of this floor.
Whiskepedia (3rd Floor)
Let whiskey, space and Time blend together was the main concept behind this floor. The main focal point of the reception area is the Beautiful interactive photo booth with a customised M.S fabricated design for customer which will be the popular corner as customers will have selfie kiosk easy to use and fun to upload. Highly engaging for customers to have fun and be a brand advocate as well.
As we enter the space oozing with contemporary charm, combining it with the dramatic lit opulent classical theme which will inspire the curiosity of the guests. We have designedgroup seating arrangement where different size of patrons can be accommodated with the space having its unique ambiance. This floor is comprised of kitchen on the back side of the and bar counter and has seating area mix of lounge low height seating arrangement.
A range of materials and furnishings are used inthis space to transform it into an atmospheric dimly lit bar. Featuring elements like Dark veneer wood panelling with in-lays of copper strip with custom-made furniture in dark wood, copper legs create an intimate underground ambiance.The flooring is a faux natural stone vitrified tile. To finish off, the black ceiling with a splash of coloured soft velvet-furnishings gives an edgy character. The ceiling spotlights and a classical brass chandelier creates an enigmatic atmosphere. By using warm lights to highlight the artwork on the wall and other elements in the spacegives an edgy urban cool with a touch of luxury and contemporary charm. This area gives a perfect setting for laid back dining, pre diner drinks or late-night cocktails.
Cheers & Beers (Terrace floor)
The open terrace floor is the most iconic floor in Drink N Dine, as we step into terrace, we feel disconnected from the hustle of work and busy life, savouring the breezy vibe of the space. Terrace has the contemporary style interior with conceptual lighting design that creates a nightlife ambiance at night and cool relaxing atmosphere during the day and the Photobooth for clicking pictures and sharing moments on social media. It’s all about social media nowadays as the customers are looking for something unique and fun. The beautiful neon lit photobooth with beautiful backdrop gives them a reason to revisit and a permanent marketing channel for business.
This space has a cool colour palette with raw and bare materials, where the flooring flaunts the hues of blue complementing well with the raw pinewood furniture. This area follows an earthy & natural palette adding a splash of blue bringing liveliness to the space.
As one enters the terrace, there is a clay jail partition which brings a sense of curiosity to the visitor. The fabricated staircase in clay jail ascends to the upper floor providing additional seating which overlooks the central bar counter/ dance floor and also has a beautiful view of the city. The pendent light in the seating area creates a unique composition producing a play of light in concentric patterns on the ceiling. Making the space look more spectacular in the evening. The venue is thoughtfully laid out and layered as the most comfortable lively area with remarkably integrated connection to outdoors. This terrace is bold yet graceful design statement.
This space has a central bar counter and seating in both the levels of terrace floor where all the seating has a beautiful view of their own. Most of the seating space in this floor have customised seating for using areas with high and low seating as well as zones to relax for small and big groups.
We wanted our visitors to experience an outdoor style seating all around the year with is achieved by providing partial open area and introducing a retractable roofing system to the upper seating area. Retractable roof offers an inviting outdoor style experience to diners by providing shade and breezy air on a sunny day or whether it is an evening moonlight dinner. Our idea was to provide all year singulareasy-going and full of life dining experience to enjoy the best of Bangalore weather.
The open roof with all sides opens compliments the flooring that synchronises with every shade of the sky giving the whole space a very lively look. This floor has a retractable roofing having a bar counter which creates a focal point of the space with customised pinewood cubical and seating lounges on different levels in the terrace floor surrounded by lush greenery overlooking a wonderful panoramic view of the locality.With the use of plants and greenery the intention was to create a modern and cheerful design keeping the space cooler. We have proposed a landscape screen to create privacy on one of the walls.
The two-levelled open terrace has a vibrant ambience that will attract guests, the fun indoor vibes travel outdoor, helped by DJ Nights where the space can also be converted into a dancing floor and also a perfect place for IPL live screening. Where the visitors experience a cheerful ambience with cool and breezy outdoor seating with their friends and cheering for their favourite team.
This Drink N Dine bar is the best place to both candle lit dates or a group celebration. The ambiance on every floor makes the guest feel at ease instantly. The interior design and themes invite all personalities to express themselves and have a wonderful time. It will become a home to the vibrant community and break the stereotypes and successfully cater to the new generation of free thinkers.
Project Name : Drink N Dine
Design Firm : Studio 9 Architecture
Principal Architect/Designer : Ar. Apoorva Lekha N
Proejct Location : Banglore
Photography Credits : Dark studio