What’s On Tap in Keller, Texas
Full design, fabrication, and installation of bar, all furniture, shelving, and side drink rails.
The Introduction: Can You do a Curved Bar?
Stål Timber was contacted by the owner of a Craft Beer Cafe called What’s On Tap. He was looking forward to opening his second location and we had been referred to him by some friends and customers of his that frequent his pub. He had leased a new location and was looking to plan his build out. He asked me, “Have you ever built a bar in an S-curved wall?” The answer was no, but there IS a first time for everything!
The first location of What’s on Tap was adorned with a lot of wood and interesting nostalgic imagery on the walls. For the second location, we discussed how we might put the Stål Timber touch by using an equal mix of steel and sold woods to create a modern industrial feel that was still warm and inviting. We were starting with a clean slate of the empty space.
We started design and fabrication of a bar that would perfectly follow the S-curved wall, included ADA compliance, and would seamlessly blend to the adjacent rooms. We decided on a steel facade with steel columns in the front, with a bar top comprised of two wood species finished in three colors. The room would be balanced out with wood-trimmed steel-panel wainscoting on the opposite wall.
After we started progress on the bar, the owner asked us to design cost effective, yet attractive, low- and high-top tables, benches, stools, and window-front drink rail tables. All design work and fabrication of wood and steel was performed in house.
About seven months after the initial opening of the new (and wildly successful) establishment, we were asked to come up with a concept for their new sidewalk patio area that was just approved. We designed custom, reclaimed wood, outdoor lounge couches and railing-side drink rails to both maximize capacity and foster an environment of relaxation.
We want to thank Brad and What’s On Tap for the wonderfully fun opportunity!