Codo Design put together this strong brand for Libertine. It’s based on traditional typography mixed with old style illustrations to give that vibe of old time craft and skill. Found on DesignWorkLife.

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The Beer Table’s logo is a monogram that works as a mnemonic device. The b and t letters form an actual seat and table making it easily understood at first glance. The design plays heavily on the natural wood textures and even the business cards are crafted from wood. I believe this wouldn’t be very cost effective, but the design thinking is there and that’s what makes this a great design by Jay Ressler.

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A super rustic, deconstructivist meets western design are some words you’d use to describe the branding for Jake’s Bar by Analogue. The mishmash nature of the typography and illustration make the brand lively and artsy. The menus for Jake’s bar play off of different themes from 80’s to futuristic creating unique personalities and different experiences.

Jakes Bar is a Leeds institution; it’s home to best cocktails in town and Analogue work closely with Jake and his team to maintain and develop the bar’s image and brand. This keeps things looking fresh, customers coming through the door and the competition at bay. The latest incarnation of the cocktail menu has been divided into drinks of the ages, showcasing some of the finest creations from the last 100 years of imbibing.

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The identity and menu design for Kind Bar is high contrast meets strong typography. Red being the driver of the brand, the menus are sleek and easy to read. Designed by Pannett Design. Found on Art of the Menu.

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Tap jumped out at me from the start. Not just because of the graphic design, but also because of the production. It’s rare that a restaurant will take printing this far (see menu design.) The menu is a beast with full color graphic elements, and sheets that are interchangeable – a big plus for any restaurant that changes its menu seasonally. The graphic elements all seem to follow an infographic-like feel with diagrams and charts. Definitely something new and different. And, hey, it’s here in Atlanta so maybe I’ll be stopping in this weekend. Designed by Boy Burns Barn.

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The brand identity design for Gomez, a neighborhood bar, uses a color palette not often seen in any restaurant or bar design. This bright Reflex Blue is cold and stark. It’s not very inviting, yet the designers at Savvy Studio found a way to make it work. This is a color that the bar can actually own and be known for. The menus are well done as well. They feature icons that are seen elsewhere in the brand, burnt into the material.

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The brand for the bar and restaurant, Glass House features high contrast color palette and black and white photography. This gives it a sort of nostalgic and classy feel. The typography for the restaurant’s logo is well done incorporating the glass mark in the actual type. Catherine Bourdon, the designer, explains her direction:

Branding for a restaurant/bar/venue specialized in homemade beers, tasty snacks & live music. Consisting mainly of seasonal menus and live show flyers, this one color identity on colored stock allows for cost effective reproduction and recognition.

By infusing a little bit of grit and copy machine imperfections to contrast its simple and sleek aesthetic, the Glass House’s new look still manages to take a nod at the venue’s punk and hardcore roots.

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Widgets & Stone, from Chattanooga, TN, designed this lovely, easy brand for Easy Bistro & Bar. The use of dots to outline a flourish effect then continued through the logo’s type treatment gives it an airy quality. Almost like it was sewn without thread. I’m very impressed how it plays out in the tile floor, but wonder how it’d be embroidered. Great work either way.

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Starkly black and white, but maintaining a air of royalty and refinement, the brand identity for 28 Hong Kong Street by Manic proves you don’t have to always have a ton of color to make a bar’s brand interesting. Most of the time a bar isn’t going to have the lighting to warrant colors anyway. With dim lights comes lack of color recognition so a bar’s brand better translate properly in pure black and white. 28 Hong Kong Street does.. very well.

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The Guiness On Tap poster/flier is just amazingly done. Subtle, witty, and makes an impact. It gets that smirk from people who interact with it. Mahony & Sons has a very traditional and semi-nautical feel about it. It’s classic and warm. Reminds you of a true old-fashioned public house. Designed by Jenn Hicks while at St. Bernadine.

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The branding for Pop Noodle, a noodle bar and restaurant, more than “pops.” With one large seal-like burst in bright red with strong, white letters spelling “POP.” It’s hard to not notice. I especially like the way the “O” in “POP” is actually set slightly larger then the two “P” letterforms. This gives the composition a true visual POP. Designed by Creative, Inc.

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The brand identity design for Kongress Bar by DesignLiga is marked by strong nods towards Constructivist design and Russian design style. It’s strong “K” mark is unmistakable in its integration throughout the different touch points pulling the entire concept together. Using classic imagery sets the tone of the bar as a gentleman’s kind of scotch and cigar lounge experience.

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This is an awesome delivery of modern simplistic design. It hints at constructivism without the negative communist connotations. It stands out. It pops. The branding for Reed Espresso Bar is just well executed from start to finish. Designed by Anna Geslev

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Hand rendered typography and hand painted illustrations mark this restaurant’s brand by Ben Dalrymple. Vamonos, a seafood and tapas bar, harkens back to that small shack on the beach serving today’s freshest catch. It has a “homemade” and Do-It-Yourself style which, for seafood, seems dead on. Fresh, clean, quick and delicious.

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This is a small post but it’s quality, not quantity we want. Hopdoddy Burger Bar’s branding has a new-style retro feel. It’s a common style amongst designers that’s trending in a big way right now. Marked by distressed textures and hints at old style letterpress typographical layouts, the style immediately conveys earthy, natural, organic and approachable. Hopdoddy’s poster designs convey the same message visually. Designed by Make & Matter

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This classy, retro branding for Jazzatlan–a jazz bar in Cholula Mexico– is whimsical and inviting. Marked by classic illustrations and a cool color palette the bar’s brand touchpoints play and build off each other to create a vibe and feeling of coolness; the heart of Jazz. Designed by José Guizar.

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A fun bar and grill brand for Loggers, by Concussion. This one is great because it’s highly illustrative, but fun. There’s a hidden axe element in there, some plaid, who can’t love it?

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Subplot‘s wicked minimal take on this bar’s brand is excellent. Simple. Clean, but has energy about it. It brings the experience of being there to the materials that represent. The red has so much energy and when overlayed on black and white photography it just hits the “casual and energetic” nail on the head.

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