Pub Design Essentials

Pub design essentials in Ireland

Building a pub can be a difficult project, especially if you do not yet have a clear vision for your establishment. This is especially true in Ireland where pub culture is an essential part of daily life. However, it is not an impossible task, especially if you are creative and motivated. By staying on top of the trending pub design essentials, you can create a pub that will be trending soon itself. Of course, you can also hire a design firm to help you create a vision for your pub that will succeed in your region in Ireland, but even then it is helpful to have a few of the basics down so you can add your own input into the project.

There are a few things that you should make sure to incorporate into any pub design, and some things that are going to be personal preferences. For example, before starting your design you need to decide if you want to replicate the cosy local feel of a pub, or go for the trendy, sleek, modern look. Obviously, you will be attracting a different crowd with these two very different pub ambiences. Therefore, you need to decide which way to go based on your target audience. Trying to appeal to both is usually a recipe for failure, and will make it harder to pull together a theme.

Creating Uniqueness

Speaking of a theme, the best pubs in Ireland often have some type of theme or concept to them. It doesn’t have to be anything crazy, it could be as simple as a favourite football team or as niche as being the only pub that has bartenders on roller skates. You just need something that people will use to reference your pub to make you stand out from the crowd, and having some type of shtick will help you do this. Plus, it will ensure you don’t just become ‘that pub down the road from another pub’.

Finally, you need to think about the overall layout of your pub, to make it cosy but also accessible. The location of the bar is one of the most important factors that goes into the layout of the pub. Ideally it should offer immediate access to the kitchen, but also immediate access to guests. From there, you can work your way outwards, as you decide on benches, stools, tables, and more to fill out the rest of the pub.