Located in the heart of London in the design triangle of Shoreditch, Barrio East is the latest addition to Barrio North and Barrio Central. Designed by David Knight and Dominic Taylor of dtwo design, the restaurant’s Latin American theme is reflected in the colourful interiors.
The entire space has been divided into three specialized environments, each catering to a different mood. The Timber Yard has an informal setting constructed from a mix of reclaimed timber and exposed bricks walls, with the upholstery from Mexican tablecloths. The area appears like a collage of colourful wooden boards that become furniture and walls.
The Barrio Uptown features alternating coloured lamps made from Gorilla tubs suspended above the bar. The flooring is made up of herringbone tiles in an array of shades, matching the patterns on the bar, while red coloured tin tiles from American Tin Ceilings constitute the patterned ceiling above the bar area.
The third space features a cocktail bar, wine cellar and dance-floor. A caravan made by Chordal Green has been fitted within Barrio East as a booth, and papered with bright wallpaper, complete with yellow stripes and exotic animals from House of Hackney. The bespoke vinyl wall covering by Glyphics is printed with sugar skulls, fitting in perfectly with the eclectic Latin-American theme. Additional features of Barrio East include pineapple-shaped glass lights, customised ‘ceiling’ paper, distressed tables, hexagonal tiles and a ‘copper-ivy’ wall, which showcases a stunning collection of copper piping that appears to grow up the wall like a plant.
Barrio East with its unique hideaways and hangouts in every corner, is perfect for every occasion, be it a casual dinner date, reunion, after-work drink or an after-hour party. Shake it up lightly and enjoy the explosion of colour, music and signature cocktails at Barrio East.