Makeover for Metropolitan

Glasgow city centre cocktail bar Metropolitan, owned by Kevin McGuire, has undergone a major refurbishment to its ground floor bar and courtyard area.

The new design has also increased the bar’s covers from 120 – 200 thanks to the installation of new luxurious booths, upholstered in metallic grey, in a variety of sizes.

New seating and tables have also been introduced in the bar’s courtyard in Merchant Square, including a new booth area designed for private hire.

The refurbishment by Wilson+Gunn Architects took around four weeks to complete, and includes a complete redesign of the bar to streamline service, complemented by a new cocktail menu.

A key design feature is a 23-ft willow tree in the main bar with back-lit branches that sprawl across the ceiling.

General Manager, Gary Ross, told DRAM, “A lot of customers like to dine in the courtyard area so the idea was to bring that atmosphere into the main bar.

“Overall, we wanted a more mature, luxurious and laid-back feel that can translate seamlessly from relaxed lunch to a more upbeat dining and drinking atmosphere in the evenings.

“A priority was to reinvent the bar so we could improve the speed of service and offer customers more comfortable, luxurious seating.”

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Tags: Gary Ross, Glasgow, Merchant Square, Metropolitan, Wilson+Gunn Architects