Pub 500

Pub 500

Mankato, MN

6,900 Square Feet

Located in the heart of a growing Midwest college town, this new construction restaurant and bar is among historic buildings constructed from local brick and limestone, dating back to the mid-1800s. In order to blend with the existing building stock, designers used two brick colors to make the restaurant appear to have been two buildings, both on the interior and exterior. Masonry details such as corbelled cornices, arches, keystones and brick columns were used to blend in with the architectural style of the streetscape.

The interior features expansive windows, a large 360-degree bar, an elevated dining area, space for pool and darts and a fireside lounge. The copper covered fireplace is open on three-sides and is visible in the dining areas. Exposed brick on the interior walls complements the exterior walls, and the durable and timeless furniture-including booths and aged-wood furniture with faux leather coverings-make the new building feel like an old-world pub.

Separate seating areas accommodate the various groups of patrons including college students, business professionals and families. Outside, the patio seating surrounding the fireplace is perfect for bringing the dining experience out into the streetscape while allowing patrons to watch the world go by.


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