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What’s better than restaurants transformations? Or transformations and general? Everybody loves a little bit of change (or if you are like us, you love changes A LOT). Working with the architectural design of historical significance only adds to the experience of a restaurant patron. These spaces used to be not that pretty and after an extreme makeover, they became into something really cool. Occupying everything from old streamliners and aeroplanes to bank vaults and power plants, these establishments revel in their structures’ storied histories. If you want more inspirations, go on our Instagram (not even feeling bad about this self-promo)- @vintageindustrialstyle
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The Airplane Restaurant—Colorado Springs
And the award for most original extreme makeover goes to… The Airplane Restaurant! Airplane food never tasted so good.
Housed inside a KC-97 Boeing built in 1953, The Airplane Restaurant can seat up to 42 patrons for lunch or dinner. Having travelled the world with a unique vintage vibe, the Boeing is now permanently wheels-down in Colorado Springs and serving up some American favorites.
The Church Brew Works—Pennsylvania
This former church built in 1902 was the perfect spot to erect a more modern sanctuary—of beer. The architectural design is completely insane and beautiful at the same time.
Working to preserve as much of the unique church as possible, the original stain glass from St. John the Baptist Church still adorns the walls—even the pews have been worked into the brew’s house design.
Trinity Place Restaurant & Bar—New York City
For us: one of the most original restaurants’ transformations ever! Built inside a bank vault beneath an iconic skyscraper, Trinity Place Restaurant & Bar is stocked full of history.
Enter the restaurant from one of the two vault doors (very smart interior design) and enjoy one of the bar’s signature cocktails paired with a dish created by chef Donal Crosbie.
Appropriately situated in the former “drunk tank” of the Old Charles Street Jail, Alibi Lounge is serving up creative cocktails and bites in a lively atmosphere.
The original brick walls and bluestone floors furthered by the celebrity mugshot wall decor gives this hotel bar a fun vibe for guests. This one as a more ‘normal’ look, but still, a very interesting interior design.
Sandfly Bar-B-Q—Savannah, Georgia
The small BBQ restaurant tucked inside an old streamliner is the brainchild of fine-dining chef turned pitmaster Keith Latture. Starting as a small eatery in a strip mall, Latture opened up a second location in the heart of Savannah due to high demand, playing with the quirkiness of the converted restaurant to spread his culinary genius.
This has become one of the cutest vintage industrial style restaurants out there (at least for us) and is a change that is worth sharing with you.
Brooklyn Barge Bar—New York City
Visitors can find Brooklyn Barge Bar floating along the coast of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, in the East River.
The former working barge is permanently anchored for guests to enjoy a meal on the water or, if weather permits, give fishing or kayaking a try. Not only a great place to eat and to surround yourself with friends but also an amazing unique vintage style and great view.
The Ordinary—Charleston, South Carolina
Such a cute place to take some cool Instagram pictures (if you read our previous article, you’ll understand the reference). This historic Charleston building was originally a bank before being converted- through one of the best extreme makeovers ever- into The Ordinary.
Specializing in seafood dishes reflective of the Carolinas, chef Mike Lata is at the helm of the restaurant’s culinary creations. If you are into vintage industrial style, you’ll love this place.
The Grey—Savannah, Georgia
Crafted from an old Greyhound bus terminal, The Grey is a gem in Savannah’s growing food scene.
Embracing its historic Art Deco architectural design, the renovation of The Grey brought new life to this vacant space with its Southern-style cuisine.
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