Behind the Design of Bars and Restaurants

Ever thought about opening a bar or restaurant? Come learn the ins and outs of bar design and development from George Kelly, who quite possibly designed your favorite bar or restaurant. See his bio below.
Learn what to expect and how to approach the design process, selecting the right location, budget and insider tips George has amassed over 29 years working as an Architect in Los Angeles. For example: what is your idea and why would people eat/drink there, they don’t eat the décor, the bottom line of health requirements and entitlement, it’s a restaurant not your house, no bad seats, how to use materials with a tight budget, Pinterest is not a substation for a designer, Angelinos like a nice bathrooms, the only kind of contractor you need, why they fail-why they succeeded as well as some of his favorite moments in projects.
George Kelly, AIA, Principal of Kelly Architects, Inc, an Interior Architecture studio specializing in restaurant, bar and nightclub projects. Founded in 2003, Kelly Architects has been instrumental in the success of some the most noted venues in Los Angeles, including: The Edison, Varnish/Coles, Copa D'Oro, Wood&Vine, Public School (612, 310, and 818) , Mozza Osteria and Pizzeria, Tipsy Cow, Falls Bar, Mud Hen, and simply many of Los Angeles' most successful & favorite bars and restaurants.