Bar 167, Charleston

Eater Magazine says the new Bar 167 on Fulton Street in Charleston, third in 167 Hospitality Group’s coterie of popular restaurants in the Holy City, “feels like a boozy vacation on the Mediterranean Coast.”  We worked with owner Jesse Sandole to create a hip vibe for grabbing a cocktail and light bite. We added unexpected surfaces like semi-precious agate countertops, a backsplash of brass tile that resembles fish scales, and custom mosaic tile tables to give the place some unexpected glam and a personality all its own. The space needed to highlight the fresh seafood 167 is known for, so using the southern coasts of Italy and France, as well as the Greek isles, for inspiration, we built off a color palette of rich blues and sea greens while highlighting natural wood.  Original photography by Slim Aarons captures the spirit of the famed European playgrounds of the south coasts and brings an authenticity to the space. We left many of the historic details of the architecture, while breathing new life into its tired bones.   Build up your thirst! You will want to taste the many delicious cocktails served up by the knowledgeable team, while sinking into the blue velvet banquettes or the comfort of a woven rope barstool and sipping slowly.