Design professionals are always looking for a new product or finish to add to their bag of tricks, and I’m certainly no exception. In our quest for being cutting-edge, however, it’s comforting to also rely on the tried and proven.
Bar Design Trends and Buzz
Driving under the influence, better known as ‘DUI’, has become a topic of daily conversation in the U.S. since the formation of “Mothers Against Drunk Driving” (‘MADD’) in the early 1980’s. At the heart of the DUI is the well-known phrase “blood-alcohol content” (‘BAC’), which strikes fear in the heart of every American motorist who drives after a “night on the town”.
In an earlier Design Buzz post about architectural lighting (refer below), we discussed that many nightclubs today dedicate a great deal of financial resources to lighting. Lighting accentuates the club’s façade, guides people into the club, entertains them with theatrical lighting and video display panels, enables them to adequately see stairways and creates the club’s ambiance with accent lighting.
One of the most enchanting architectural design products I’ve used in nightclubs and bars is thebeaded chain curtain. For those unaware, the beaded chain curtain is kind of a spin-off of the plastic beaded curtains of the late ‘70’s.
How can you protect your bar or nightclub from an ADA drive-by lawsuit? Here are the the top claims of ADA complaints and some tips and advice to keep you safe.