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Design & Inspiration

10 Tiles That Raise the Bar

By Pearl |


1. Fireclay Tile Inspiration Gallery: Industrial San Francisco Cafe


Tile Shown: Paseo in Azurine

Tile at the bar? We’ll drink to that. These days, bars are more than just your average neighborhood watering holes--they’re full-fledged establishments where setting the right mood is everything. From the colorful to the low-key, these ten tiled bars bring happy hour to a whole other level.

We’re kicking things off with one of our favorites, a San Francisco-based eatery featuring a bar lined with our very own Paseo Tile in cool Azurine.


2. Image: Pure Green Magazine

This lively Vancouver-based restaurant features an eclectic white and green color scheme. White herringbone tile is splashed across the bar, bridging the classic with the contemporary.


3. Image: Yellowtrace


Brick Tile Color Shown: Glacier

Although this sleek urban setup is decidedly minimalist, the Boro Hotel's bar is lined with rustic gray tile add just the right amount of texture and depth.


4. Fireclay Tile Inspiration Gallery: Advocate Restaurant

The owners at The Advocate restaurant in Berkeley, CA opted for a rustic custom blue glaze, adding extra depth to the premier restaurant’s artisanal aesthetic.


5. Image: We Heart


Handpainted Tile Shown: Jardin Fretwork in Cool Motif

All this bright and breezy bar needs is a wall of handpainted tile to make a chic style statement.


6. Image: Restaurant and Bar Design Awards

In contrast, this dimly-lit bar is still bright with whimsy, thanks to its industrial lighting and striped herringbone tile installation.


7. Image: Julian Tile

This hexagon mosaic tile is all the more mesmerizing when paired with an imaginative ceiling sculpture.


8. Image: Yellowtrace


Tile Color Shown: Daffodil

This sunny bar gives subway tile a fun twist with a diagonal arrangement. Yellow and blue color blocking adds an extra punch. 


9. Image: Design*Sponge

This chic Hollywood restaurant draws sun-kissed patrons inside with its bright Handpainted tile installation and well-appointed bar.


10. Image: We Heart


Fireclay Tile Blog: Triangles: Introducing 4 New Tile Shapes

We recently introduced Triangles Tiles to our collection, and we just just can't get enough of them. This Chicago restaurant is a famed fried chicken joint, but the thing we're really craving is the bar's red and white triangle mosaic.

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