Decorative bulbs in Bars & Restaurants

Litecraft City Guide : Brewdog Birmingham

To coincide with the launch of our new decorative bulbs we took a look at an establishment that features these little gems, Brewdog in Birmingham opened it's doors just before Christmas 2012, the 10th UK bar for the Scottish Brewery. The brand is known for it's knowledge of craft beers, they know a thing or two about hops and malts.

There is an over-riding theme throughout all the Brewdog establishments, a laid-back atmosphere against a backdrop of music from local bands, and Birmingham is no exception. Situated on the corner of John Bright Street and Lower Severn Street, the décor echoes the Brewdog brand to a T, on first approaching the establishment you're met with a dark black canvas which showcases the bright illuminations inside, a large frosted vinyl covers both the tall glass windows displaying Brewdog's recognisable brand logo.

Inside you're greeted with a low lit laid-back warehouse vibe, immediately your eyes are drawn up where an abundance of exposed filament bulbs glitter the ceiling in a spectacular way. One wall of the bar boasts a neon illuminated sign creating an eye catching piece of art.

Exposed warm red brick and wood panels contrast with cold concrete whilst reclaimed gym flooring is used for the walls and bar partitions with its original markings. Intimate booths line one wall of the establishment whilst small tables make up the dining area on the opposite side. For seating, a choice of old school lab style stools make for ease and practicality. Whilst food is on offer here it seems there is more emphasis on the brews.

The bar area displays are more industrial vibe with a back-splash of subway style tiles and more concrete finish on the walls. Heavy duty black factory style pendants line the bar, illuminating the home-made brews below. Additional recessed down-lights over the bar area give a more direct pool of light.


Thank you to Mike at Brewdog Birmingham for your contribution and allowing us to use your images.

The overall industrial interior can be created with the use of reclaimed wood, factory style light pendants and wall lights, but to perfect this look adding an array of exposed decorative bulbs like our Squirrel Cage bulbs will seal the deal. For additional lighting choose recessed down-lights to highlight forgotten areas. Keep to a palette of greys and off whites for a simple clean canvas. If possible, expose any brick walls you may have in your home or opt for brick veneer for a cheaper alternative. Check out 'How to create the Industrial look in 4 easy steps' for more inspiration or check out our previous bars from our City Guide in particular DuttonsThe Grill on the Alley and The Alchemist, all the bars feature these trendy decorative bulbs.

Here's our scrapbook look book for more ideas when recreating this look..