Located under the Omni Hotel, Essex Bar & Bistro attracts a diverse downtown crowd. The design centers on an eclectic mix of finishes and wall décor producing a vintage, yet sophisticated style. A 1950’s television converted into a hostess station greets you upon entering, setting the tone for the space. The dining room offers an expressive mix of seating arrangements and finishes. Custom pieces of aged copper cover the 28’ bar front, while large ornately framed mirrors function as liquor storage over black subway tile. Overhead, a custom chain light fixture dominates the bar. An appealing mix of rusted oil can lid sculptures, tattooed figures, a warehouse window, vintage camera collection, and a Queen Charlotte stamp collection tie together the design concept.
Location: Charlotte, NC