Dano’s

Where sports serve elegance.



Bryan O’Sullivan studio (Bos-Studio) has brought its laid-back elegance to Dano’s, Quinta do Lago’s new sports bar and restaurant, in Algarve. The name evokes two Irish heroes, a diver and a soccer player, both called Dano. The diver’s energy and grace are evoked through a three-meter statue, suspended and turned on its back for a dramatic effect. Sporting paraphernalia made up of wooden tennis rackets and vintage bathing suits adds a personal and welcoming touch to space. Built under a barn-inspired structure, the interior of Dano’s consists of raw whitewashed wooden walls, exposed steel beams and lots of glass. A harmonious palette of blues and greens adds colour and makes reference to the sea. The furniture combines different natural woods.



In the central area of the restaurant, there are dark blue, navy and forest green upholstered benches and wicker armchairs surrounded by grey marble and wooden tables. The classic and relaxed feel continues with the restaurant’s lighting design. There are four chandeliers made from beer bottles and elegant brass and fabric lamps. The project also includes a reference to one of the Portuguese classics: blue and white tiles around the bar. Adding to the comfortable sofas in elegant shades of blue and other textiles from House of Hackney, this is the perfect place to relax after a long day of sports. In addition to the bar and restaurant, there is also a large terrace. There, the soft natural tones abound, creating the perfect symbiosis with the dunes that can be seen there.


Photography: James McDonald

Bos Studio


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