//3877 delivered a connected design for the second location of Slipstream, a hand-crafted coffee and cocktails establishment located in Washington DC.

  • area / size 2,170 sqft
  • Year 2017
  • A marriage of modernity and refined details, Washington DC’s second Slipstream location mirrors the unique coffee to cocktails concept for which the establishment is known. The restaurant’s design includes many of the beloved details featured in the original location, such as wood-paneled ceilings and copper pendants, but is a departure with regard to the space’s flow.

    Customers here are directed by two concise paths, allowing those who wish to order take out or on the go refreshments to do so with ease, while those who choose to dine in-house are accommodated with a dedicated eat-in section. Creating a separate, yet connected space to satisfy the restaurant’s two-prong approach to dining was accomplished by a sleek modern counter, which alternates in material to signal its purpose; the ordering station is crafted with wood, while the pick-up location is distinguished by its stone materiality. The seated portion of the restaurant is defined by a hand-crafted bar, a tall communal table, and a well-illuminated ‘funk wallcovering.’

    Providing a distinct aesthetic that easily translates from day to night, from casual to formal, the restaurant offers a warm, welcoming locale for one of Washington DC’s most upcoming neighborhoods.

    Design: //3877
    Photography: BTW Images