Local Tavern, Philadelphia International, FH17

Architect of Record: Brian Viehland, Design on the Square
Initial Concept Design: iCrave
Owner: OTG Management
Contractor: EP Guidi
Location: Philadelphia International Airport, Space FH17
Completed October 2013

“Local Tavern” is a new hospitality concept for the Philadelphia airport based on the feel of some of the city’s historic architecture combined in a contemporary way.

Strong arches backlit with led lighting feature excerpts from the Declaration of Independence behind the liquor displays. Wood slat ceilings with added beams give an historic look to the space while complimenting the slate walls and flooring. Soapstone counters and abundant use of copper accents also lend to the strong materiality of the space. The restaurant/bar seats 105 patrons and features 60 different beers on tap. That’s impressive for any bar, but even more so for an airport location!