8 BARS AND RESTAURANTS THAT ANY SELF-RESPECTING GEEK SHOULD VISIT AT LEAST ONCE IN HIS LIFE
For several years already, the bars and the themed restaurants have the wind in their sails, especially when they take again the universes geek! From the Harry Potter bar in Canada, to the Star Wars restaurant in Brazil, to a ninja restaurant in Tokyo, Airivo takes you on an unusual world tour of the most incredible geek bars and restaurants.
BAR ALIEN – CHUR, SWITZERLAND
Our tour of the world begins with our Swiss neighbors, and more precisely in Chur. It was in this small town that the Giger Bar was created in 1992 , created by HR Giger , the visual artist who created the Alien film by Ridley Scott ! And inevitably, the experience that this bar reserves to its visitors is unique in the world. The decor is surreal and plunges you into the weighty and fantastic atmosphere of cult film, with its furniture that seem to have come from a distant planet and its gigantic structure in the form of bones which gives the sensation of being in the entrails of ‘a monster ! An absolutely amazing immersive experience …
Address : Comercialstrasse 23 – 7007 Chur – Switzerland.
THE RESTAURANT STAR WARS – SAO PAULO, BRAZIL
Named the ” Jedi’s Burger and Grill “, this establishment is the first restaurant in the world to pay tribute to the most cult of sagas geek: Star Wars ! Inaugurated in 2015, the latter is located in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil. His Speciality ? The burgers! This will satisfy the stomach of the greatest fans of the universe imagined by George Lucas since each dish is directly inspired by one of the characters of the saga.
But beyond the menu, it is the decor that impresses! Everything has been designed to give you the feeling of being on board a spaceship, including false “windows” that allow you to see explosive intergalactic fights! Unfortunately, the waiters are not disguised as Stormtroopers, but who knows … Maybe you will have the chance to meet Darth Vader enjoying a burger.
Address : R. Verbo Divino, 1194 – Chácara Santo Antônio – Sao Paulo, Brazil.
BAR HARRY POTTER – TORONTO, CANADA
Wizards and witches of modern times, this bar is for you! Named ” Lockhart “, this one is in the city of Toronto in Canada and pays tribute to Harry Potter . If the decoration remains resolutely sober and in the air of time, there are many references to the magic universe of the sorcerer with the scar in the form of lightning! From coasters to objects hung on the walls, everything is done so that guests are immersed in the magical world of JK Rowling .
Moreover, the drinks card is also a tribute to the characters of the saga since each cocktail was designed with reference to the witches and sorcerers who paced this adventure! You can notably find the ” Shacklebot ” which is a cocktail referring to one of the magicians of the Ministry of Magic, or the ” Japaleño ” which is a drink served in a glass in the form of a skull and which directly Reference … to the Death Eaters !
Address : 1479 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1Y8, Canada.
BAR STEAMPUNK – ROMANIA
In Romania is the Énigma Café , the very first steampunk kinetic bar! Decorated by the interior design company ” The 6th Sense “, this one offers a unique experience, since the customers are directly immersed in a universe retro-futuristic and vintage absolutely incredible. For example, they can enjoy their drinks in front of a gigantic clock with multiple gears, which would almost give you the feeling of having traveled in time to land in this extraordinary establishment. Between industrial parts, gears, pipes, metallic flowers and subdued light, your experience at Énigma Café will only disorient you … So do not hesitate any more!
Address : Iuliu Maniu, Nr 12 400162 Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
BAR MARIO – TOKYO, JAPAN
Called the Star Club , this Japanese bar is a tribute to the most cult of the characters of the video game: Mario ! If the decoration is directly inspired by the universe of the plumber, with plenty of small figurines to his effigy, a multitude of goodies and the famous green pipes as lamps above the bar, the drinks card is not in Remains since it also draws its inspiration from the characters of this cult universe of Nintendo ! Nevertheless, it is necessary not to be afraid to spend its small yellow coins hard earned since a single cocktail costs nevertheless the nice sum of 14 € and especially, to show a lot of patience since the establishment can accommodate only 15 customers to that time.
Address : 3-11-1 Shinjuku | Takasu Bldg 2F , Shinjuku160-0022, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan.
LE BAR RESTAURANT TIM BURTON – NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
The Beetle House , a restaurant-bar directly inspired by the world of Tim Burton , is located in the city of New York, in the United States . Created by Zack Neil , the establishment has been completely decorated to immerse its clients in the fantastic and dark world that is found in the director’s films! On the walls, you can admire paintings by its most famous characters, and each element of decoration is a reminder to this uncommon universe, including sculptures of monsters that stand just above the bar.
But again, decoration does not do it all! The menu is, again, a real tribute to Tim Burton , including cocktails and à la carte dishes such as Beetle juice, Alice’s tea or Sweeney beef. A delight for both the eyes and the taste buds!
Address : 308 E 6th St, New York, NY 10003, United States.
THE RESTAURANT NINJA – TOKYO, JAPAN
Do you feel like a ninja? So do not hesitate and go to ” Ninja Akasaka “, a restaurant located in the city of Tokyo in Japan which is a real house dedicated to these overtrained fighters and martial arts specialists. If the storefront does not look, with its entrance that consists only of a small black curtain, the interior has something to exude!
After walking through a room in which you are immersed in complete darkness, you arrive directly in a small room in the dim light that holds more of the cave and seems to have been carved out of stone! The waiters are all disguised as ninjas and the menus appear in the form of a manuscript … On the tables, you will be able to find many ninjas gadgets and above all, you will be able to savor many dishes directly inspired by this universe! Expatriation assured.
Address : 2-14-3 Nagatacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
THE LAST BAR BEFORE THE END OF THE WORLD – PARIS, FRANCE
Our tour of the world ends in France, and more precisely in Paris, with ” The last bar before the end of the world “, the bar geek par excellence! In the heart of the capital, this one includes several floors in the basement which each represent a different theme. The ground floor is perhaps the most common of all, with a warm decoration, large sofas installed, and some small notes of the geek universe scattered in the various paintings hung on the walls of the room. But when you go down one floor, you are immediately propelled into the future! The decor is ultra bright and futuristic and gives the feeling of being in a spaceship … Even the male toilets are futuristic, with video games directly encrusted in the urinals!
Finally, when one descends to the last basement, one finds oneself in a much darker universe … We are immersed in a cavern which brings together a series of thematic rooms, evoking the atmosphere of the movies of pirates or medieval taverns. Here again, the drinks card is also specially conceived around geek themes: you can for example taste goblin blood or a Poison Ivy cocktail. The last bar before the end of the world is definitely the place impossible to circumvent for all the geeks of the capital!
Address : 19 Avenue Victoria, 75001 Paris
All these bars and restaurants are all more incredible than the others! We can not say which is our favorite … The decorations are all extremely well thought out, as are the dishes and drinks. They are also proof that the geek universe is more and more represented in everyday life and that the imagination of its followers is brimming with creativity!