Ryles Jazz Club

Cambridge, MA

Client

The Mitchell-Wheeler Family

Program

7,000 SF two level jazz club and restaurant

Solution

The gut renovation of this iconic Cambridge restaurant and jazz club updated and rejuvenated the kitchen, dining area, bar and exterior, while retaining the club’s funky “neighborhood hang-out” vibe. Reclaimed keyboards were installed above the bar, the body of a piano was mounted on the wall and pastiches of jazz memorabilia such as matchbooks, playbills, cards and album covers were embedded in resin to create the table tops. Outside, bright colors and awnings as well as an over-sized saxophone announce the building function.