Austin-based designer and retailer Julie Smith understands how well drinks pair with design. So in late 2018, she officially opened Jules Design Bar under the same roof as her studio, Julie Smith Design and Retail, serving up cocktails in a European-inspired atmosphere featuring crisp black and white details, crystal chandeliers, a long bar topped by a steel counter and sofa-style seating.
Now customers can browse a variety of edgy yet timeless offerings–including lighting, furniture, art and accessories–all while enjoying a signature “Jules” Old Fashioned, craft cocktail, whiskey or wine.
“I love our culture, the Jules Design Bar team and the crowd we have attracted, and I never take it for granted,” says Smith, who also offers design services. “My goal for the bar is to cultivate a culture of kindness and friendliness, with interesting people, events and retail–all paired with yummy and interesting libations.”