“Anything but your typical Texas bar, Sidecar Social is an innovative social experience. The 20,000 sqft space offers a place to watch the big game, relax outdoors, or get into some friendly competition with Pop-A- Shot and Foosball.”
JENNIFER JACKSON, DIRECTOR OF DESIGN – ON DECK CONCEPTS
Sidecar Social was an intriguing project with a bold vision and a complex space. The open concept L-shaped building brought unique challenges. There needed to be four distinct areas, each serving a specific purpose, from watching a ballgame to playing foosball, or sharing a meal with friends. The complexity came in making sure the whole space blended well together. For the project to be successful, there had to be a lot of trust and communication between everyone involved. Interior designer, Jennifer Jackson and CEO of SAVE, Tim Boyd took the challenge head on.
“The goal of the space and the real challenge was to make everyone feel comfortable. We wanted someone to be able to go to a dinner party all dressed up, and swing by Sidecar Social for cocktails on the way home. But we also have this other group of people that have been playing golf all day and want to come to Sidecar to watch the game.“ – Jennifer Jackson
The dream for Sidecar Social was to be a place that had something for everyone, with well defined spaces that served specific functions, but that all fit together harmoniously. Two vital pieces of creating that harmony came from the audio and video quality throughout the space. It needed to be top notch to get the desired experience for the guests.
Designing an automated system for a commercial project requires unique needs of that business and that it operates seamlessly and with ease. Functionality and usability are of utmost importance. That is why the team at Sidecar Social selected SAVE Electronics to help them transform their venue with the right audio, video, and system control. Creating a space with incredible audio from speakers that didn’t detract from the look and feel of the space was vital. There are roughly 150 Sonance speakers in Sidecar Social. The whole space can be turned up or played at lower levels depending on the time of day, and the audio quality isn’t compromised either way. The entire system is controlled by Crestron from an iPad. IPORT is the solution used to Hold, Charge, and Protect the iPad and can be mounted to the wall or on a charging dock.