Friday, 20 May 2011

(Alien) drinking culture

HR Giger Museum Bar, Gruyères, Switzerland (
HR Giger Museum Bar, Gruyères, Switzerland

This incredible-looking bar was designed by the artist and set designer HR Giger, best known for creating the Alien in the film of the same name. The association isn't hard to spot here, with the huge arched ceiling criss-crossed by rows of fibreglass vertebrae, chairs that look like spinal cords and tables studded with skulls.
Visitors have likened drinking at the bar to being inside the stomach of a giant whale - you might call drinking there an acquired taste. Giger's bar, which took three years to build, is located in the same building as a museum devoted to the artist's paintings, sculptures and film designs.

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