Combining Dutch craft beers with roast chicken and creamy burgers, the De Biertuin brand continues to grow, its third location —— in trendy Amsterdam West —— now open. Designed by Studio Modijefsky and based on the German biergärten concept, the bar occupies a street corner on Jan Evertsenstraat and has an impressive outdoor seating area.
A nod to the common long wooden tables and the open-air setting of the typical biergärtens, the Amsterdam-based designers decided to bring the friendly vibe inside, opting for an urban garden vibe for the exterior facade. and the outdoor terrace.
At De Biertuin West, linearity, friendliness and warmth are the hallmarks of the bar. Elements translated by the designers into a play of raw and raw materials that are often found in outdoor spaces such as concrete, wood (from parts of old wagons), aged red copper and oxidized green copper.
Looking at the original details of the building, the imbalance of the dated red bricks is counterbalanced by the geometry of the aligned light bulbs, square wooden elements that bounce from the ceiling to the tables (a biergärten known for having many rows of rows of tables and benches) and the planks that make up both the tables and these lines of ceiling lights. Here, a herringbone wooden floor collides with high tables, solid leather benches, and wooden bar stools, while the bar – rough in texture – is the beating heart of the space, the place where customers get together to choose their libation, chat and have a bite to eat.
With 12 wide benches and wooden tables outside, the patio is a wonderful place to spend a few hours when the weather permits. With warm lighting that connects the patio to the front facade of the main building and thick ivy bushes, this space characterizes the biergärten feeling that forms the backbone of the project.