Pub design hasn’t really changed all that much in let’s say 500 years? Not really. How about pub design isn’t something that really changes all that often in general. While we’re all suckers for the comfy warmth of wood paneling and subway tiles, the pub design evolution is tough to get right. Yes, there are modern versions that are all slick, and light and glass, but these are not pubs, they are bars are clubs. A pub has a certain connotation of casualness, a living room.
One of the better versions that we’ve seen lately is on Miami Beach, all the way down by South Point and in fact called the South Point Tavern. Miami is not exactly know for being warm and cozy, but they do have some moderately talented designers who sometimes come through town and do something right.
Love the faux (probably) brick, the woodsy décor and more than that the geometric floor tiles broken up by the grid of grey stone. The look seems to be somewhat inspired by modern steakhouse meets nautical barn. If that all confuses you for a minute…
Think about it.
Eater actually gave the Tavern a moderately good review, but of course, with all things in Miami time will tell.