La Barbona

We took a raw basement space in the West Village and converted it to an old-school Mexican cantina with hand-painted floors, a wall that we replicated from a street corner in Oaxaca, and architectural elements that we rescued from a demolished Catholic church. We lined the ceiling with rows of colored lights, and peppered the hand-made tables and back bar with Mexican antiques and weathered bottles. We coated the bathroom floors and walls with hand-painted blue and white ceramic tiles. We salvaged a pair of 1800’s Mahogany garage doors and flipped them on their sides to divide the space.