The Jim Brady’s Ann Arbor location is a restaurant, cocktail lounge and venue all in one space. The two story, 7,000 SF space has two bars and three distinct dining rooms, incorporating jumbo TV screens and a mezzanine into the soaring space.
The overarching design reflects a 1950s mid-century modern theme with an atomic twist. Designers wanted to explore the ideas of the era in the design language and pattern, taking the themes over the top for the youth-oriented, collegiate market in Ann Arbor.
One of the design goals was to incorporate maximum flexibility into the space so guests can choose their experience depending on their mood or time of day. The verticality of the space allows for more theatrical experiences at the upper levels while the lower level is a more laid-back atmosphere.