A 1920 Prohibition-style bar and restaurant, mixed with art deco touches and steampunk, has opened in the capital, offering a concept that is inspired by the location and bringing the former Strait Street joint back to life.
The concept and inspiration behind the design of The Thirsty Lawyer bar and restaurant in Valletta Strait Street was, quite simply, to "encapsulate enjoyment versatility into a single location".
This, and utilizing the space in hand to its maximum capability, were key to the layout incorporated into the design there had to be a stage in keeping with the original use of the location and to put on entertainment reminiscent of the Silver Horse's past, a high-end concept eatery area, a lounge to relax and have a drink and nibbles, a luxury VIP room with auto door close, and two bars, where a range of drinks could be served from.
In terms of the most important design elements as regards materials, texture and colour schemes, the idea was to keep as much of the original features, which was achieved to a degree. The original tiles in the front bar were preserved, offering a contrast between old and new, while upon entry, patrons have to step over a marble stone, engraved with the
original name, Silver Horse.