A North American bar and restaurant in Chorlton. Really? Shur! Think giant cedars, camping trips, canoeing, checked shirts and chopping wood all within a minutes walk from the Metro. Well if it’s going to work anywhere…
Brewski’s owners James and Steven approached Glorious to help them stand out from the very stiff competition in the area. The inspiration behind our design concept are the woven national park and tourist attraction badges that festoon the backpacks of millions of American outdoorsy types. We gave Brewski a set of their own to be used across menus, beermats and flyers. Each celebrates one of the bars ‘attractions’ such as beer flights, pizza by the slice and their American breakfasts.
The theme continues throughout the interior in the form of vintage style National Park posters on the walls, more exposed wood than a Montana cabin and did I mention the wildlife? A seven-foot wooden grizzly bear, expertly carved by a chainsaw wielding Liverpudlian by the name of Simon Archer, towers menacingly over customers as they enter.
North America finds a home on the menu too, in the form of Canada’s national dish Poutine. This consists of a frightening combination of Chips, Beef Gravy and Cheese Curds mixed up with various other toppings. Cheesy Chips and Gravy may sound more North Lancs Road than North America but trust me it’s well worth a try.
On the way home from the opening night and feeling the glow from three or four pints of excellent American ale myself and Chris discussed that owning a bar of our own would have major advantages so stay tuned for Glorious’ next bar branding project.