Department of the Interiors: The VolsteadFebruary 21, 2014 12 comments Print Article
There has been a recent water change in the world of nightclubs, with a sudden preference for laid back, shabby genteel establishments with a nod to history. The Volstead is likely the most lovely of the new crop thus far, located on Adams Street downtown. We thought you might like a view at the interior of the new shop, so have a looky loo after the jump!
The retro sofa group and vintage television hifi set look like the interior of a closed vintage shop. Pretty much a perfect ambiance for aquarium style relaxing with friends.
The sign to the left of the entrance to the actual room.
Above the tables, graphics of prohibition era figures set a pretty great mood. The bar is also smoke free and conversational, and as a result, its pretty amazing how many smart chatty people have been showing up.
People seated along the bar early in the evening, notice the cool lighting sculpture on the wall.
A fairly well stocked bar. The clean white shelves, illuminated as they are become a mood setting central decor point as well.
several of the owners, dressed in the Volstead uniforms trying to concoct a tinctured cocktail for competition.
The 'secret' back patio area, entrance unmarked except as an exit at the back of the bar. It leads to a pretty victorian era alleyway, complete with cobbling stones and a wrought iron gate that empties next to a church.
photos and commentary by stephen dare