Restaurants + Bars

The Gibson

Washington, DC

Client Profile

Opened in 2008, this U Street craft cocktail lounge boasts a 40-seat bar and lounge area and a stringent no-standing policy.

Project Scope

The unmarked door may seem like the entrance to a dive, but it leads to a swanky speakeasy in the heart of one of DC’s hippest neighborhoods. The handcrafted design is textured and authentic, with dark wood and black leather accents giving an air of comfortable elegance. Edit Lab at Streetsense designers successfully created a space that’s as much a work of art as the cocktails themselves.


  • Concept Visioning
  • Construction Documentation
  • Contract Administration
  • Design Development
  • FF&E
  • Schematic Design