//3877 recently completed the new King Street Oyster Bar in Washington DC. The bar fuses notes of traditional coastal aesthetics with a multifaceted floor plan that supports four distinct guest experiences, including an open kitchen, the eatery effortlessly imbues a lively atmosphere.
"The design for King Street Oyster Bar nods to the original concepts used for its sister locations, yet offers additional moments that appeal to the restaurant's clientele," commented Ethan Bingeman, architect at //3877. The central open kitchen-style bar offers plentiful seating and a live look at the oyster bar's expert shuckers gearing up delectable selects. The area is further enhanced by an eye-catching canopy made complete with an Instagramable Oyster sign to appeal to the eatery's social media savvy guests.
Seventeen-foot high ceilings allow for on-theme pendant lighting featuring fisherman's rope to illuminate the King Street Oyster Bar's many seating areas, which include communal high-top tables for casual fare and banquettes that anchor the space.
Mirroring the shell's palatable designs, a design wall featuring oysters-shucked at other King Street Oyster Bar locations-thoughtfully weaves a cohesive brand narrative together. The theme is continued within the bathroom spaces, which feature custom fish scale mosaic walls.
Photography: Clarence Butts