Creating a lively, authentic Argentinian dining experience

La Masa Empanada Bar

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

La Masa Empanada Bar caters toHistoric Brady Street’s fast-paced community by offering a grab-and-go take-outarea, as well as a lively bar. The restaurant breathes reinvigorated life intoa former drinks-only environment with a mix of worldly character and sleekcontemporary design. The material palette is authentic and timeless, includinghand-crafted tile, rich wood tables and bar tops, a patinated back bar andhand-worked plaster walls.

Working with existing construction, the client was focused onmodifying the space to offer a variety of dining experiences. They alsowanted to make the space flexible and comfortable for groups of any size. Theseating area is anchored by two high-top, centralized tables that arehighlighted with impactful light fixtures overhead. The floor plan dividesstaff and guest experiences with factory-style windows and partial-heightcounters clad in hand-crafted tile. This allows for separation, but offers apeek through the expo window at the action of the bustling kitchen. La Masa'smenu is based on traditional Argentinian recipes featuring locally sourcedingredients.

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