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Every bar has its own unique needs based on the drinks offered, shape of the bar and volume of customers served. After countless hours of R&D, we have determined that there is no single configuration that is perfect for every application. In order to maximize efficiency to we need to offer flexible and highly-configurable design solutions for all applications.
This was the catalyst behind our creation of BarFlex3D. Clients were having a difficult time expressing their specific needs for their bar along with comprehending the design through traditional 2D CAD. They also were having a difficult time understanding how different options impact the overall bar design. So we went on a journey to build the first 3D bar configurator with over 10,000 configurations available. Since our release of BarFlex3D in 2019, we have designed over a thousand bars with our clients using the software and these layouts can now be seen in some of the finest dining establishments in the world.
It’s really crucial for restaurateurs and bartenders to have a clear understanding of their bar layout before proceeding to the production stage. With two dimensional CAD (computer aided drafting), designs can be difficult for end users to comprehend layout and configuration prior to signing off on drawings.
Watch our tutorial video to learn exactly how to use Barflex
Have questions about building a custom bar? Thinking of renovating your existing space or opening a new location? Not sure where to begin? Tell us about your project and we’ll have an expert give you all the tools you need to make an informed purchasing decision.
Tips to Design Your Perfect Bar Using Barflex
Begin with some key questions. As you complete these, the Barflex Wizard will guide you through the customization process.
- How much space do you have?
- How much ice storage do you need?
- How many liquor bottles do you need to store?
- Choose either Modular Bar Die* or traditional legs:
*Note: If it’s new construction or total gut renovation, we suggest Modular Bar Die. If you’re only ordering parts or replacing one item, we suggest traditional legs.
Build your workstation from the bartender perspective going left to right.
Once you complete the design, your design is submitted to our quoting department and they’ll send you a quote on what you made. It’s just that easy!
How to Build Your Perfect Custom Bar
You can build your own workstation, configure it from scratch, pick all of your options, order your equipment, and rearrange your equipment.
You can also pick from our pre-made favorites. This is a great feature because many people are not sure how to best build their bar. These options are some of what we consider to be the most efficient workstations you can possibly create.
From there you can confirm that the size will work for you, and you can order right away.
Example of Using Barflex
So say you want to start with a 30” ice bin. You can click it and your options populate on the right hand side. From there, say you want to do a garnish station, you’ll notice as soon as you click an option, incompatible choices will gray out. This system is tailored to our equipment, so it will let you know exactly how you can configure your workstation.
You can rotate, tilt, and zoom in and out.
The Bottom Line
It can be very hard to understand 2D CAD drawings. You might look at a traditional drawing and wonder, what exactly am I looking at here?
This tool allows you to get the perfect configuration that you’re looking for with your bar… without the custom price tag.
So what are you waiting for? Now you can build your dream bar from start to finish.
Why choose Krowne?
We are the provider of choice for a wide range of high-end bars, restaurants, stadiums, casinos, and hotels all around the world. Krowne continues to spearhead innovation to improve design, workflow, space management and, above all, efficiency for the new “chefs” of the 21st century. Our underbar product lines are built for high volume applications, are fully customizable, and offer a diverse range of both custom and standard products. Krowne also offers a proprietary 3D design software called BarFlex3D to simplify the design process by allowing clients to virtually design, visualize and refine their workstation in real time, eliminating the need for multiple phone conversations through the process.