Most people, if they were so inclined, would go about drinking alcohol by, well, drinking it. Things are different, however, at this bizarre new bar experience in London called Alcoholic Architecture, a surreal setting dreamed up by culinary and creative studio Bompas & Parr. In this establishment, you don’t drink your alcohol. You breathe it instead.
That’s right. Alcoholic Architecture, located on the site of an ancient monastery and next to the U.K.’s oldest Gothic cathedral, is full of vaporized booze. Visitors imbibe simply by walking in.
As its creators describe it, it’s a “walk-in cloud of breathable cocktail as part of an installation that explodes drinks to the scale of architecture.” That means that the whole place is one big boozy fog.
This early church near Borough Market in London is home to Alcoholic Architecture.
It’s very misty inside, for added sensory befuddlement.
The fog is created by pouring mixed drinks into powerful humidifiers that saturate the air with a fine mist of alcohol. “In this fully immersive alcohol environment …alcohol enters the bloodstream through primarily the lungs but also the eyeballs,” the website explains. If absorbing alcohol through your eyeballs sounds a little less than pleasant, we had the same feeling, but apparently, it’s not too bad.
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The bar does serve actual liquid drinks, too. In keeping with the historic setting, the drinks menu features liquors and beers made by monks, including Buckfast, a caffeinated wine “so savage that Scotland’s parliament is reportedly drafting legislation to stop the caffeinated intoxicant from entering their country.”
You can learn more about this strange experience on the website, where, if you’re in the London area and are over 18, you can purchase tickets. For those of us who are too far away, or simply not brave enough to plunge into a cloud of gin and tonic, you can also check it out via Twitter and Instagram.