When the Drunken Donkey’s Tim McClure decided to add a large and dramatic ceiling fan in the bar area at his The Colony location to better circulate air in the establishment, he worked with Epic Fans to determine the best size fan for his space: an 8-foot diameter Apex commercial HVLS fan.
For visitors who find their way to the Drunken Donkey’s website, they’ll immediately notice a distinct brand color that evokes the look and feel of a lime green margarita. This high-energy lime green color is mirrored throughout the business’s logo design and interior décor as well. In keeping with this lime green brand theme, the Drunken Donkey’s new EPIC HVLS fan is custom powder-coated in the same standout color and makes a strong statement set against the establishment’s open structure black ceiling.
When most restaurant and/or bar owners think of ceiling fans, they envision high-speed residential fans typically found in big box hardware stores or home centers. But with HVLS fans, faster doesn’t necessarily mean better. Drunken Donkey’s management keeps its HVLS fan running at the slower end of several available speed settings. If management determines that the fan requires a speed adjustment (depending on the size of ever fluctuating crowds and patron needs), the fan comes with a convenient wireless remote control that is sensitive enough to work from an enclosed room or office.
“The new Apex fan now generates a comfortable breeze that is highly effective, but hardly noticeable. If the added breeze wasn’t there, you’d definitely notice a big difference in overall comfort.”
The Drunken Donkey’s wait staff appreciates the new fan and all it has to offer. While keeping patrons comfortable, it also helps to minimize the effects of numerous trips that wait staff has to make in and out of a hot kitchen during an average shift, especially during those shifts with a high volume of patrons.