Moving mountains in Australian bar design

Australia has a mammoth bar and restaurant culture. Drawing on a rich diversity of cuisines, cultures and styles, there truly is a dining experience for everyone in Australia. Yet while foodies and bar lovers are in seventh heaven, Australian bar owners do not all rejoice. A heavy saturation of competition makes it a significant ongoing challenge to carve out a niche and remain at the forefront of target patrons’ minds. Many forward-thinking bar owners are wisely turning to Design Clarity for revolutionary bar design that stands out from the crowd.

Australian bar design is not about trying to be all things to all people. It is about bedding down a sound clearly defined brand, offer and target patron group. Integrated with this is a big focus on operational efficiency and functionality. No wasted space, ease of customer service – that sort of thing. Design Clarity delivers all this and more as can be seen first-hand by two recent projects in their bar design portfolio: Moo Moo Bar and Grill together with La Bodeguita del Medio.

Residing in an iconic riverside landmark in the heart of central Brisbane, Moo Moo Bar and Grill already had location appeal to burn. Yet the establishment faced the same challenge as almost all Australian bars and restaurants: keeping bums on seats. Enter Design Clarity with visionary bar design that capitalised on the premises’ heritage listing and fused this with a smart sophisticated upmarket spirit. Heritage is fused beautifully with modern touches.

Beneath the historic verandah of green and cream wood paneling, trees are lit with fairy lights and bold contemporary contrasting colours of black and yellow add charm. The green marble bar looks every so inviting as does the comfortable carpeted seating indoor dining zone complete with wood-framed arched windows.

La Bodeguita del Medio presents another example of bar design brilliance. Here all the flamboyance and charm of 1950s Cuba spills into one of Sydney’s York Street heritage buildings. Sophisticated cosmopolitan effervescence is achieved through bar design touches like rum barrel displays, luxurious cigar lounge and grandiose entrance hall.

Australian bar design changes the tide of Australian hospitality. Design Clarity stands at the forefront of visionary bar design across Australia and the UK. Speak to the experts first.