Billy After Dark

The Partners

Chef Billy Tserenbat of Billy Sushi

The Spot

An underground cocktail bar in Minneapolis’s North Loop neighborhood

The Work

Completely transform the basement of Billy Sushi from a space used for offices and storage into an elevated, intimate-yet-energetic, speakeasy style bar

The Scene

Neon lights and painted floors guide the way into Billy After Dark – or B.A.D. The dramatic lighting highlights the turn of the century, original limestone walls and sleek fixtures create an elevated and intimate yet lively feel. The bar’s completely unique design anchors the space, with a backdrop of custom lit cabinetry spotlighting a collection of Japanese whiskey. Seating ranges from a spot at the bar with the attention-commanding bartenders to cozy banquettes and smaller spaces for a more private experience.


  • Uplighting on original, historic limestone walls
  • A grove of indoor trees
  • A twinkling, starry ceiling
  • Sleek tabletop lighting
  • Painted floors
  • Custom neon signs

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