Space Exploration Design gives Bar Americano in Brooklyn a time-worn feel

Distressed plaster, exposed brick and mahogany millwork at this cocktail bar in Greenpoint were chosen by Space Exploration Design to “give the impression that it’s always been there”.

Bar Americano opened recently on the corner of a landmarked residential building on Franklin Avenue – a bustling yet not overrun thoroughfare in north Brooklyn.

The U-shaped counter at Bar Americano provides seating on three sides

Serving cocktails, aperitifs and small plates, the bar is designed with an intentionally worn-in appearance to integrate with the fabric of the neighbourhood.

“The directive that the ownership team of Bar Americano gave to Space Exploration Design was to create a neighborhood bar that gives the

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