Have you ever paid attention to the interior design of the best bars in Soho? If yes, you may see that they have some similarities in their design. There are different creative design trends that come around every few years, this is why most of the Soho cocktail bars have to renew their interior designs constantly. You will notice that practically, all the cool bars in London have some similarities in their design and layout.
Here are some of the most popular design trends along with the established settings for cocktail bars, not only in London but around the world.
The first thing you may note when you walk into cocktail bars is the emphasis on floor space, especially between the bar and the tables. The main reason is simple, which is to handle the constant flow of people in, around, and out of the bar area. This is because many people only visit cocktail bars for a short period of time, so floor space is very important to control the flow traffic of the drinkers.
You can always find a long bar station in most of the Soho cocktail bars, for the same reason that some drinkers only tend to stay long enough for a couple of drinks. Besides, the long bar station is a perfect setting for the bartenders, whose efficiency is largely determined by their working space. A good design of bar station is essential to make sure that bartenders can mix and serve drinks to customers promptly.
Another trend that you can notice in the cool bars of London are the small, shrinking tables. This way, the tables are large enough to hold a few drinks and possibly some snacks, but small enough to allow people to move easily. This also makes it easier for the waiters to clean off the glasses quickly.
The important key to creating the intimate atmosphere of the cocktail bar is the lighting design, which provides enough illumination to see properly, but still dark enough to feel comfortable. Today, the modern bars are trying to avoid the dank appearance with more evenly spaced lighting designs. Still, the lighting emphasises on creating a cosy atmosphere while providing more lighting so that customers can feel comfortable and see what’s going on.
The cool, calming colour schemes of the cocktails bars is a key element in delivering an enjoyable experience to the customers. This is why most of the best bars in Soho choose to use cool and natural colours, ranging from the natural browns from the wooden floors, tables, chairs and bar area to sleek, clean modern designs that also feature calming colour tones. The effect is that it makes the cocktail bar a place that you want to be – a restive, but fun atmosphere.
In the end, there are variations in the overall design, but the general layout is quite similar. At RustiKo Soho, we strive to deliver a cosy drinking ambience with a family vibe. This is the reason why we decorate our downstairs cocktail lounge, ‘The Shed’, with sofas, a Polaroid wall and a rocking chair. If you are looking for places to meet up with your friends, RustiKo will be the perfect venue for you with our new list of amazing cocktails and a rustic, relaxing cocktail lounge.