Jamesons Pub & Cocktail Bar and Niagara Brewing Taproom — Fallsview Casino Hospitality

mackaywong was approached by Canadian Niagara Hotels Inc., the proud owners of many hospitality developments and establishments in the Niagara Falls entertainment region, to reposition and create a destination restaurant to replace their current underperforming dining experience and its kitchen, as well as the neighbouring retail space and hallway for a total of 7300sf.

Promoted to the destination lobby for the casino property, Jamesons reflects on the past roaring 20’s and matures into our own sign of the times. Enhancing the existing shell and playing alongside the Belle Epoque casino interior allows Jamesons to stand out while simultaneously fitting in, benefiting the project timeline and budget.

To best serve a 3-meal-a-day clientele, the space is divided from the Galleria to Bistro, to Dining, to Bar, to Lounge, and from Lounge to Party. A large two-sided back bar pulls the areas together with an extensive tropical greenery, beer and liquor artifacting program. The perimeter walls in the restaurant are lined with moody fern graphics, below a dramatic green ceiling and above eye-catching street-style art deco mural moments, influencing the bar and dining areas vibes as their own with globes and oversized shades to add glitter and scale.

Photography by David Whittaker

Services Provided

  • Design Development
  • Brand Definition
  • Design Direction
  • Planning Strategy
  • Concept Direction
  • Construction Administration
  • Brand Audit
  • Positioning Strategies
  • Master-planning and Design
  • Concept Development
  • Contract Documents
  • Constuction Administration
  • Fixture / Furniture Design
  • Lighting Design
  • Artwork Procurement + Installation
  • Signage