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Aesthetic functionality for Bengaluru restobar

Photography: Dark Studio

Bengaluru-based Studio Nine Architects has designed the Drink N Dine, a resto-bar in Bengaluru that entertains people. Spread over 6900 sq. ft., the 220-seater restobar is spread over three levels and designed within three months. Comfortable seating is priority to ensure that the opulent interiors are suited to the target diner, along with maximum efficiency behind the bar station to maintain traffic flow.

Moving up to the second floor, we’re taken to the Wine o’clock. The firm used natural lighting to create a modernist interior using raw pinewood flooring, unfinished concrete walls and an exposed brick wall with greenery. Deep red, peacock green, blue, olive and mirrors add the decoration and functionality of a visually larger space. In the reception area, one finds a photobooth for the millennial generation, which makes the bar for a social media-worthy space. Customised colourful and circular seating on the raised platform is designed using peacock-green soft velvet contrasting with pinewood panelling and herringbone pinewood flooring. A partition at the opening acts as a safety and privacy measure, which also becomes a major highlight.

On the third floor, also known as Whiskypedia, an interactive photobooth with a customised mild steel-fabricated design and selfie kiosk is the focal point. Group seating arrangements catering to different sizes are accommodated, with the kitchen, bar counter and low-height lounge seating. Dark veneer wood panelling with copper strip inlay, customised dark wood furniture with copper legs, faux natural stone vitrified tile flooring and a black ceiling maintain the enigmatic atmosphere. Warm lighting and a brass chandelier set the contemporary mood for dining, pre-dinner drinks and late-night cocktails.

The open terrace floor features a neon photobooth with a backdrop, blue walls and raw pinewood furniture. A clay jaali adds curiosity, and the clay jaali staircase provides addition seating on the upper floor – looking over the central bar and dance floor. The concentric pendant lighting in the seating area maintains a layered composition, with a central bar counter and customised high and low-seating area. The retractable roof offers an outdoor dining ambience with greenery and a panoramic view of the locality, while balancing aestheticism and privacy.