Sugarfire Smoke House

St. Louis, Missouri

Sugarfire charged onto St. Louis' strong, independently-owned restaurant scene with its first location in 2013. In short order, they parlayed their team's past successes with various concepts into a high-demand lunch and dinner menu featuring expertly smoked quality cuts coupled with exceptional sides and desserts. With customers lined up - literally - out the door, Sugarfire has opened several more locations across the metropolitan area. The downtown store is unique given its adjacency to the National Blues Museum in the historic Railway Exchange Building. Patrons can enjoy great barbecue and experience the National Blues Museum under one roof.

To translate Sugarfire’s southern roadhouse aesthetic to the turn-of-the-century building in St. Louis, V3 included rustic, raw materials in a design that complements the adjacent Blues Museum. Low walls covered with reclaimed wood and corrugated metal siding featuring a hand-painted logo will create a comfortable yet urban space for diners to enjoy. To compensate for the generous volume offered by the 18 foot ceilings in the 100-capacity dining space, V3 combined track lighting mounted 12 feet above the floor with additional accent lights to break up the space and create a unique guest experience. 

In addition to designing the main dining room, V3 helped with the preliminary renderings and layout of a 24-foot shipping container that will eventually house the smokers used to cook the restaurant’s award-winning meats. When all is said and done, this attractive new location will enable Sugarfire Smokehouse customers to enjoy incredible barbeque with easy access to the new National Blues Museum in the heart of downtown St. Louis.