Nightclub Design: SBE's The Colony

Nightclub Design: SBE's The Colony

Marcia Prentice
Oct 27, 2010

Though I live in Los Angeles — a hub of nightlife — I am not one to hang out at clubs. However, I decided to make an exception when the SBE team opened its newest Hollywood nightclub, The Colony. Sam Nazarian, the owner of SBE, has focused on being a dominant player in the restaurant, nightlife, and hospitality industries so I took high expectations with me!

The Colony is designed by ICrave and has a playful, nautical theme with a sky blue color palette, decorative ropes, and even a very small pool in the main room.

One of my favorite elements is the small boutique next to the bar, which carries stylish and unique jewelry. Maybe I haven't been in the night scene in a while, but when did we upgrade from buying drinks to jewelry? If this is the case I do need to go out more often! I can imagine that after a few drinks the pool and the hanging boat gets appreciated less for its design quality and more for its fun factor.

Do you think The Colony fits in with the rest of SBE's nightclubs? What is your favorite club or bar in regard to the design?

MORE INFO: The Colony

Images: Bethany Nauert and ICrave

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