Liars Club

Pull Back

As we designed the Court Center redevelopment of a 19th-century warehouse, we engaged with Frankie, a young first-time bar owner. He was looking to launch a trendsetting bar with a dance floor + a cool space for a DJ spinning records — all on the second floor of the building.

Momentum

The client asked one of our talented designers to create an edgy restroom design for his club, based on his belief that a lot of social interaction in a bar happens in + around the “facilities.” We responded with a sly pass-through on the shared sink wall. It gives male + female patrons a flirtatious sneak peek, providing the ultimate squeaky-clean pickup line as envisioned by our designer: “May I have some soap, please?”

Impact

Besides the huge excitement over the restroom pass-through (still talked + tweeted about today), the flying DJ booth above the bar is a successful bold move achieved by centrally stacking the two most important components of the bar — the beverage area + the DJ. Liars Club continues to be a large draw in the Court Avenue Entertainment District.