Located in a former sex club beneath Hudson Street in the Meatpacking District, 675 Bar features exposed brick walls, vintage wallpaper, reclaimed barn wood ceilings, stenciled concrete floors and antique Persian rugs. Designed in response to the über-trendy, high design nightlife emporiums that characterize the neighborhood, the concept is an effort to recast the space as a less pretentious destination free from the velvet rope trappings of its neighbors. The design team scoured the city for found objects, vintage lighting and furniture, and outsider art sourced from street fairs to enhance the exposed brick walls, glazed brick tile, vintage wallpaper, reclaimed barn wood ceilings, stenciled concrete floors and antique Persian rugs designed to add warmth and texture to the space. Featuring classic 1980’s video games, pool and foosball tables, board games, and vintage mid-century furniture, the project has a relaxed, comfortable vibe reminiscent of a high-school house party in your cool friend’s basement.
All photos by Eric Laignel