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What is an Irish Pub's style??
There are a few categories into which Irish Pub Design fall, alongside that, every Irish Pub is unique in it's own right as most pubs used individual craftsmen, so different joinery ( millwork) detailing, glass designs, and so forth would be used in the deign & build of each pub, the individual owner also had an impact in the feel of the pub, as a result there is a wealth of different designs to explore.
Each pub is unique in its own detailing & feel.
The main categories of Irish Pubs are as follows
- Victorian Dublin Pub
- Irish Cottage Pub
- Irish pub shop style
Within the categories above a variety of other Irish pub styles can be incorporated into the design of any given project, e.g. within the Irish pub shop style: the design could be based on a grocers or 'spirit grocers', chemist, hardware; the list is probably endless as you could come up with so many different design variations.
Irish pubs also often ended up 'theme-ing' themselves, for example if a pub's owner & customer's were big horse racing enthusiasts, then the hanging pictures & bric à brac would more than likely reflect this,the same can be said for pubs with a great tradition of live music, or a literary history, as many Victorian Dublin pubs have, in years gonebee frequented by many of the great Irish writers sharpening their wit at the counter!
It is important to deign your Irish bar correctly; it will make it stand out from the crowd it also helps achieve atmosphere & ambience, which will be added to the pub naturally with age.
All the elements of an Irish pub should be selected in harmony with the era it is from, important elements to select carefully are joinery (millwork details), glass design, flooring, lighting, wall finishes & bric à brac. Getting these details right will create the perfect authentic feel to any pub, whether it be a refurbishment or new build.
Once you get the basic design right, detail it true to the era the design is from & use good materials that will stand the test of time, your pub will, like a good whiskey improve with age!