“This is not your average sports bar,” says designer Dave Casey of restaurant and lounge Suite 36. Geared towards sports fans with refined taste, the New York spot opens in the Garment District with a new twist on the neighborhood bar.
Surrounding a 50-foot long bar, raised suites offer individual settings across the two floors. “I wanted to create a high-end environment for sports enthusiasts,” says Casey of locally based design firm Studio Mix Hospitality.
“I’m combining that high-end restaurant quality with a sports bar feel.” With a focus on cuisine, Suite 36 aims to build a reputation for quality dining in a sports bar setting.
“I wanted a very comfortable environment to watch all types of games, from football and baseball to UFC fights and boxing,” says Casey. Each suite, equipped with its own TVs, lighting, and climate controls, allow diners to watch individual games in semi-to-full private settings. “The whole space can transform, and you can get a different feel every time,” he adds.