After months of hard work, early mornings, late nights and a few headaches (lookin' at you, brass letters against brick walls), we're so excited and proud to announce that The Fox Bar & Cocktail Club is officially open for business as of tonight.
If you've been following along on our blog or on Instagram, you know that we've been working alongside the owners of the Fox for the majority of this year, designing and building out the space on Gallatin Pike in East Nashville. We hand-built every inch of this space from scratch, from the light fixtures to the tables, taking an otherwise charmless space and turning it into something that's full of Nashville history, interesting details and vintage touches. This was our first big interior design project after a few one-off installations and builds over the past two years, and it's only made us even more sure of this new direction that we're going in with 1767.
Along with the Fox owners Brian and Andrew, we came up with a concept that we all loved: a cozy, laid-back cocktail bar that resembles a speakeasy only in its Art Deco style, but otherwise maintains a modern feel and attitude that's unique to Nashville. In our eyes, exactly what East Nashville needs. It will be a place to take a first date for modern cocktails, to meet up for a drink with old friends over charcuterie (or vegan charcuterie), or even to pop in for a nightcap after a show in town.
Our finished product is a darker, moodier take on Art Deco, with low lighting against limewashed black walls, handmade sconces casting shadows across deep, velvet booths and vintage leather chairs flanked by custom bookshelves. Plush antique rugs map out more intimate seating areas, and we built our own orb light fixtures over a custom 1767-designed bar that invites you to pull up a stool and sit a while. Finishing touches include a cut brass wall partition, a 1920s pressed tin ceiling sourced from a department store in Columbia, TN and antique doors pulled from old houses being torn down in Nashville ('cause you guys know that's our jam).
We even used our own resources from within our newly opened co-working studio whenever we could, enlisting Joey from Lockeland Leatherworks and Leah of Sweet Farm Jewelry to help with crafting leather coasters and menus, polishing up all of the brass details and helping out whenever and wherever we needed it. That was an unforeseen benefit of opening the co-working space, but we feel really fortunate to be able to ask for help and work with our friends on projects like these in the future.
The end result is — well, you'll see for yourself. Tonight, in fact. If you're in Nashville, head over to The Fox Bar & Cocktail Club, 2905B Gallatin Pike, from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. for a drink and a hang in celebration of the newest bar in town.
Interested in working with 1767 on a custom design project? Visit our commissions page or shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.