This week it’s all about eclectic industrial interiors, so what better bar to feature than the stunning Alpine, industrial and Bavarian inspired beer hall Albert’s Schloss. A hen and stag do destination for many years, Peter Street has seen it’s fair share of bars and restaurants. But with the increasing popularity of Spinningfields and the hipster haunt Northern Quarter the area showed a decline in revenue. However, with the introduction of Brew Dog and Revolucion De Cuba in 2012 followed by Pan Asian restaurant Sakana in 2014, Peter Street has once again been brought back to life.
This year Manchester was blessed with a stunning new Industrial Alpine themed establishment that takes centre stage in one of Manchester’s oldest and most loved grade 2 listed buildings. Albert’s Schloss at the Albert Hall opened mid October, taking inspiration from traditional Bavarian Bier Halls and Alpine lodge influences. The establishment offers visitors a selection of Bavarian inspired beverages and a menu that includes pretzels, doughnuts, authentic sausages and Austrian Schnitzels. It’s hard to miss this new Bavarian beauty, as you make your way down Peter Street. The imposing grand and gothic architecture of Albert Hall envelopes the skyline of Peter Street, towering above the likes of Sakana and Liv Nightclub.
A central large glass entrance greets you with a swirling gold sign, whilst two copper Pilsner beer tanks await your arrival inside. These magnificent structures give a warm and welcoming feeling whilst adding an industrial aspect. You’re immediately taken in by the warm alpine-eqsue décor, lots of warm wood, reclaimed furnishings and a roaring open fire add to the log cabin aspect. The open plan design is made more intimate and secluded with the low level ceiling. An eclectic mix is reinforced by the use of reclaimed fittings and furnishings, 80% of the design is reclaimed, from the front doors and the floor boards to the glazed bricks which apparently came from a former asylum.
A large bar wrapped in stunning industrial copper piping and sparkling exposed filament bulbs takes centre stage in the establishment. Deep blue bar stools add a hint of colour to the stripped back industrial look, creating an eclectic vibe. A mixture of separate dining and seating areas adds an intimate feeling, choose to prop yourself up at the bar, take a seat at one of their rustic Bavarian style beer hall benches. Slide into a snug crushed velvet booth or head to the far corner of the establishment where you can get toast by the fire in the vintage inspired lounge area, complete with stained glass windows and crushed velvet textures.
A combination of subtle spotlights, simple exposed filament bulbs and some flush wall lighting makes up the lighting system at Albert’s Schloss. The minimal lighting scheme adds a warmer ambience that complements the pine wood and copper metal. To add some Alpine Industrial flare to your home interiors choose a pine wood base with natural walls, add hints of copper accessories together with exposed filament bulbs. Hints of petrol blue will add a pop of colour. For a more vintage feel influenced by the laid back lounge choose antique brass finishes together with crushed velvet soft furnishings. For discreet pools of illumination our strip lighting kits are ideal, place above wall panelling to highlight tall walls and ceilings. Check out our look book for more inspiration.
A big thank you goes to Rob at Albert’s Schloss for allowing us to feature this stunning establishment.