Sports Bar

2,765 SF

Los Angeles, California



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General Admission is the combination of a complete modern aesthetic design, including the addition of an outdoor patio, implementation of a superior operational infrastructure, enhanced guest service, happy hours, catering and private events.

We wanted to incorporate iconic sports references to the design of the building. From the "court side" bar, to the TV cages, to the bat details surrounding the interior space.

If you’ve ever been to a sports bar in the Los Angeles area, you might realize that lack of attention paid to the location of the TV screens in respect to the seating area and viewing angles. When watching a game, at least one or more of your friends (hopefully not you), is not able to sit, eat, drink, and comfortably watch the game.

From the beginning, it was a priority to provide optimal viewing angles from every seat!

Each patron can enjoy watching their favorite event from every seat in the house including the outdoor patio. To provide television screens visible from every seat it became clear that our team needed to design a ceiling that integrated the televisions, ceiling finish and lighting into one seamless element.

Another priority was to create a family friendly restaurant that embraced the local community of Cahuenga Pass. To achieve this, we first opened the restaurant to the street using bi-fold hanger doors, as opposed to regular garage doors which would conflict with the ceiling's design, creating a comfortable, open, and welcoming feel. Designed a compact kitchen that could handle a variety of gourmet foods, that would be more appealing to the community. We finally used warm materials to create a classic sports bar with a vintage feel by referencing elements from sporting events in an abstract contemporary way. We created a screen and back-lit wall made up of baseball bat voids. We used brown leather for the booths and benches in references to a football. We used a wood floor pattern around the bar and face of the bar, in reference to the basketball court. We also used chain link ceiling to reference the cages in Mixed Martial Arts arenas.

The baseball bat, an iconic instrument in sports.

Although its form has become more refined over time, in the mid-19th century, baseball batters were known to shape or whittle their own bats by hand, which resulted in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and weights. For example, there were flat bats, round bats, short bats, and fat bats.

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