Bridge House Tavern

Chicago, IL

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When Flatwater changed ownership, it was given a new name, Bridge House Tavern, and a new identity. Bridge House Tavern is a 3,000 sq. ft. restaurant space located at Chicago River level. The elevator down to the restaurant from the street level is the old Clark Street bridge house. The concept for this restaurant naturally evolved from its surroundings. Standing at the entrance of this long, narrow space, it is evident that the ceiling elements emulate the bridges going down the river and the mural at the end of the space tricks the eye into thinking that the “bridges” continue down the “river”. Rustic materials and metal tones were used in the design of the space in keeping with the old, worn feeling of the bridges. The design intent was to make the space feel as though it had exited as long as the bridges.