Patrons have said they like The Menu Bar podcast logo. I take this as a huge compliment, particularly as the design did not come easily. Whereas the idea for the show/bar emerged quickly and organically from an IM chat, the logo proved very squirrelly and for many iterations it simply made no sense.
The very first designs took the name very literally and focused too much on the OS X side of the term.
It gives a sense of the atmosphere of the show. It's rich and textured and pops out in the iTunes Store. It also has the feel of a carefully crafted, clean, well lit place - like if an Apple store and a bar were fused into one.
But best of all it explains the whole point of the bar.
Alcohol. Technology. Talking to Friends.