When you think of your favorite spot to grab a beer, what architectural features come to mind? Is it the swanky furniture, themed artwork, or the heavily designed cocktail menu? Today, the aesthetics of bars are now as much a draw as the drinks themselves. From movie set inspired spaces to rooftops that offer spectacular city views, we’ve compiled a list of nine bars and beer gardens that every architect needs to cross off their list. The American Bar / Adolf Loos / Vienna, Austria The American Bar was designed by Adolf Loos in 1908, after he spent three years living in the United States. The bar was commissioned to introduce the American style of cocktails to Vienna, a traditionally cafe style society. In typical Loosian fashion, the interior is decorated with marble, brass, and leather, and the walls are clad in mirrors, making the space appear larger than it really is.
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