John Dory Oyster Bar at the Ace Hotel: Get the Look

Designed by Roman and Williams, the Ace Hotel's oyster bar is part Harry-Potter-Ministry-of-Magic, part Grandpa's basement bar, and part industrial chic. Although at first glance the late night shellfish spot might seem too New York hipster to recreate at home, a similar style could be very cool in the right dining room or bar area, and our source list includes some very affordable finds for anyone willing to try this look.

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Subway tiles can be found on the cheap at places like Home Depot, or look for them online at Cool Tiles or BuyTile.com. A thick slag of cherry butcher block makes a simple, timless countertop — find it for less at megastores like Lumber Liquidators or IKEA. You can fake early-1900s architectural details with flexible, paintable molding from Outwater, while wall-mounted Vintage View wine racks create abundant storage for green glass bottles. Lastly, the most distinctive detail — the tufted bar stools — can be found through restaurant suppliers like Chicago-based Richardson Seating.

SOURCES
Black Gloss Subway Tile at BuyTile.com, $17/sf
Mirrored Glass Shelves at Jesse Shapiro & James Glass Corp. in the Bronx, NY
American Cherry Williamsburg Butcher Block Countertop at Lumber Liquidators, $80
Outwater Architectural Molding
6500 Series Bar Stools at Richardson Seating
Barn Light Max Pendant from Barn Light Electric, $259
Vintage View Wine Racks, $62 each
Wine Refrigerators at Compact Appliance, starting at $200

MORE INFO: The Ace Hotel New York

Photos 1-4: Roman and Williams