February 23, 2022
Olin Bar & Kitchen has the vibes of a buzzy and energetic neighborhood restaurant in Spain
The large, open, and airy space boasting the art deco building’s original black-and-white tile floors is carved into distinct sections that cater to whatever the diner’s mood: a 13-seat bar; a 20-seat lounge with luxurious sofas; and a 100-seat dining room that features an eclectic mix of seating, from a chef’s table with leather banquettes to cafeteria- style booths. Two large photography murals by Lisa Spindler reinforce the industrial elements, such as exposed brick and wood beams, of the distinctive space, designed by Birmingham’s McIntosh Poris Associates. Everything at Olin is well balanced, from the decor to the food.