Bungalow by Middle Brow
Founded in 2011, Middle Brow Beer Co. recently took a significant step in the company’s development by opening its first brick-and-mortar space – Bungalow, a 3,500-square-foot brewpub in the heart of Logan Square, just steps from CTA’s California Blue Line station.
Bungalow is housed in a long, narrow building that was previously home to a camera shop. AltusWorks, in collaboration with design architect Tumu Studio, transformed the space into something bright and airy – inspired by the idea of creating a dynamic place reminiscent of ‘your coolest friend’s apartment.’ The front façade of sun-faded, sand-blasted brick with glass-block windows was maintained to create an unassuming appearance; a speak-easy-inspired main entrance was created on the side of the building, adjacent to the future beer garden. The new facility was designed to house a production brewery, taproom, pizzeria, and coffee bar encouraging ‘all-day’ use. Large windows, vintage furniture, a marble bar, tall plants and an antique piano create an interior ambience that invites patrons to linger a bit longer.