Bar Deco

The historic Bulletin building renovation in the Penn Quarter of Washington, DC was an approximately 8,000 sq. ft. build-out of a shell space. The former night club Muse was gutted as a part of the retrofit into a full service restaurant. DesignTech collaborated with CORE Architects and Kalmia Construction to fit-out the space. 

Bar Deco is much more than your typical bar food experience. The kitchen is equipped with a wood-burning smoker which warranted its own dedicated exhaust system and allows the cooking staff to prepare many of their signature dishes. The primary cooling and heating is supplied from an LG Multi V VRF system with heat recovery, boasting incredible energy efficiency and superior occupant control. The ventilation is provided by an Addison dedicated outside air system (DOAS) via exposed spiral ductwork. The owner elected to encase the standing VRF consoles in a custom case as shown in a photo above for an even more sleek look.

The rooftop of Bar Deco is equipped with infrared heaters that allow customers to enjoy an excellent view of the Penn Quarter and the Verizon Center year-round. 

Be sure to take a visit to this latest endeavor by the Landini Brothers sometime soon.