While you are staying at The Commons Hotel we toured yesterday, you can enjoy upscale dining at Beacon Public House restaurant. Situated just off the lobby, Beacon Public House, features regionally-inspired gastropub fare. But we are not here today to discuss the food. Nope…I want to show you the amazing decor and atmosphere inside.
Walkway to Beacon
Beacon Public House is situated off to one end of the u-shaped hotel on the first floor. The designers did an impeccable job of making an inviting and interesting walk way and waiting area leading to the restaurant.
You are greeted first with a beautiful reclaimed wood wall. The reclaimed wood was all locally sourced in the upper mid-west. This transition to the reclaimed wood transports your from the more formal hotel lobby areas, to a more rustic chic dining experience.
Just outside the entrance is a large custom banquette. The fabric features names of local streets. The same fabric was used on wing chairs in the hotel lobby. The mismatched chairs look like they could have been collected from old school buildings.
The lighting above the banquette is the epitome of industrial schoolhouse style. Each light “shade” is a glass funnel, like you might find in a chemistry lab.
Lounge and Bar Seating
Just inside the restaurant is a lounge seating area perfect for mingling and enjoying a cocktail from the restaurant’s “Classics Reinvented Cocktails”. The striped floor, alternating light and dark, throughout the restaurant is gorgeous!
There is also some hightop seating. I am told the Prescriptions sign is a nod to the University hospital.
The teal leather tufter high-back booths would be my choice place to dine. They offer just the right amount of cozy privacy. The floating shelves above hold more color-coded books, a theme carried in from the hotel lobby. This time all in shades of yellow. And, yes I checked…they are all real books.
Towards the back of the restaurant there is an alluring private dining room. I was ga-ga over the tall sliding door with the long brass handle.
Inside, the private dining room showcases all the best of the hotel design in one room…exposed brick, reclaimed wood, industrial lighting, and a faux library wall. Definitely a classy place to hold your next private party.
I love this industrial schoolhouse style so much that tomorrow I will be sharing a Mood Board for All inspired by The Commons Hotel.
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