Completed: Winter 2011
Builder: Pasquarelli Construction
The While Owl Social Club is a new SE Industrial District bar and eatery. The new bar needed to be flexible and dynamic, capable of serving as restaurant, event space, and concert venue all in one existing building. Dominek Architecture was brought in to redevelop the 3,200 sf space from an infamous dive to a vibrant and successful establishment. The dining space is visually anchored by the large bar, a monolith of repurposed glue-laminated wood beams, offset at a subtle angle to open sightlines to the stage. Softened by leather bar stools and reused mason jar lighting, the bar highlights a visual palette of matte black and warm wood, repeated throughout the establishment.