Directly underneath a giant advertising sign, UrbanLab renovated a severely run-down brick building into one of Chicago’s coolest new gastropubs. The design of Maillard Tavern combines a sophisticated fast casual dining experience with the feel of an urban clubhouse. Custom banquettes and freestanding tables in the central dining area offer a range of seating options; bar seating connects patrons to the craft of bespoke cocktail mixing. Polished concrete floors mix with warm natural woods, painted woods, and blackened steel to complement the building’s pre-exiting rough-hewn common brick walls. UrbanLab custom designed and built the steel lighting fixtures creating a cozy and intimate setting for patrons. UrbanLab also created Maillard’s unique identity by designing cohesive exterior graphic signage and the menus.