Cocktail Bar Design: Presidio

Every now and then I get an amazing freelance graphic design opportunity that seems less like work and more like a passion project. Back in October, I was approached by a friend of a friend who needed some help branding a new cocktail bar he was opening in Chicago. Presidio, a national park and former military base in California, pays homage to his love for the San Francisco bay area. I am pleased to say he has excellent taste and our collaboration resulted in work that I am very proud of. The cocktail bar, Presidio, opened a few weeks ago in the heart of Bucktown. The materials created include the logo, business cards, coasters, menus, website, exclusive invitations, and more. Feel free to read my yelp review here, and be sure to make a reservation if you are in the area, it's well worth it!

Presidio Chicago front lounge area. Loving the prints on the exposed brick wall!

Presidio Chicago front lounge area. Loving the prints on the exposed brick wall!

Presidio Chicago business card design and style, check out that gold foiling! These cards mean business.

Presidio Chicago business card design and style, check out that gold foiling! These cards mean business.

Presidio cocktail bar and restaurant outdoor signage. Some amazing metal work from Wolf Home Design!

Presidio cocktail bar and restaurant outdoor signage. Some amazing metal work from Wolf Home Design!

Entrance and menu holder, before all of the consuming begins.

Entrance and menu holder, before all of the consuming begins.

Menu design for Presidio Chicago

Menu design for Presidio Chicago

Website design for Presidio Chicago. Had to feature that pork chop! Drool...

Website design for Presidio Chicago. Had to feature that pork chop! Drool...

Presidio's entrance, love the bronze light fixtures and book stacking. Lovely.

Presidio's entrance, love the bronze light fixtures and book stacking. Lovely.

The polenta dish, my absolute favorite! Dreaming of consuming it as I type.

The polenta dish, my absolute favorite! Dreaming of consuming it as I type.

Photography: Dan De Los Monteros/DLM Photography