Tiny Lounge

Brininstool + Lynch Architects: Tiny Lounge

Tiny Lounge

Chicago, Illinois


After being displaced by the expansion of the CTA train station it was once nestled under, the Tiny Lounge was faced with relocating to a new space while maintaining the sensibility and atmosphere of its original home. Where possible, original booth seating was reused, while new design elements and technology where added to create a comfortable inviting space. Clean yet irregular in texture, millwork comprised of stacked plywood leverages a simple machine process for a handcrafted effect. The result is a contemporary space that evokes that of a time honored classic.

Project Type



2,000 square feet


Flaherty Construction


Coleman, Cindy.  “Little Big Lounge.”  Chicago Architect, July/August 2009.


Christopher Barrett