Interior Design

Realm of the 52 Remedies

Realm of the 52 Remedies is an intimate and dynamic Korean speakeasy, located through an exclusive entrance within the owners’ original tavern, Common Theory.

Once inside, one is greeted by a hostess in a brightly lit modern-day Asian apothecary. From there, the patron is guided down a tight and dimly lit corridor of printed planes and graphic imagery inspired by the owner’s cultural background. The corridor meanders behind curious elements and objects that provide selfie-moments for social media posts and memories in the making.

Once inside the lounge, every corner of the space is adorned with unique details and materials that transform the patron’s reality. Though small in scale, the cozy speakeasy atmosphere offers numerous unique seating opportunities, such as the raised deck booth seating, the lotus booth, or the informal lounge setting.

The project design features custom millwork and furniture, a back-lit onyx bar, graphic-printed plywood panels, and mirrored ceiling and wall-planes to name a few.

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  • Project Awarded

    Orchid Nominee

  • Project Address:

    4805 Convoy Street, San Diego

    Project Owner/Developer:

    Common Theory

    Owner Contact Name/Email:

    Cris Liang /

    Project Architect/Designer:

    PGAL + Michael Soriano

    Image Credit:

    Haley Hill Photography


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