Background and Context
SSP America, one of the nation’s largest food and beverage developers and operations within aviation travel, was instrumental in bringing the Union Street Gastro Pub to SFO international airport. The original concept, developed by JCJ, was meant to bring an authentic beer making experience into casual aviation dining.
The space was designed with a large central bar to highlight the 32 beers on tap. The pub is a modern and contemporary response to the context of the recently completed state of the art terminal. Wall art includes images that describe the process of making craft beers and common metaphors for craft beer brewing are sprinkled throughout the space. Beer bottles were used to create a unique ceiling decoration in addition to a selection of natural materials.
This SSP original concept was meant to satisfy travelers’ food and beverage needs regardless of their wait time. The creation of a variety of seating arrangements and spaces was specifically designed to accommodate a traveler that was looking for a quick bite to a traveler with an extensive layover looking for a comfortable area to settle into for a few hours. These seating areas include booths, high tops and large bar, and tables. Seating solutions, like what created at Union Street Gastro Pub, is a critical issue in casual aviation dining.
Standard for any airport, the design and construction of the venue required the team to adhere to federal and SSP aviation security protocol. Scheduling, budgeting and time are therefore highly considered in order to account for working within the appropriate set guidelines. Union Street Gastro Pub was delivered seamlessly for its intended opening date.