By: Naomi Ackerman
Drink in a ‘cloud of breathable cocktail’ or breathe in alcohol through your eyeballs at Alcoholic Architecture. A new London pop-up bar featuring a ‘walk-in cloud of breathable cocktail’ will arrive in Borough Market at the end of July.
The days of watching your drink while you dance or head off to the washroom could be over. Food scientists and curators Bompas and Parr have created a “fully immersive alcohol environment” for their new bar. There will be an alcohol cloud “entirely composed of fine spirits and mixer at a ratio of 1:3”, made with “powerful humidifiers” to ensure the air is packed with gin and tonic – or whichever drink is on offer that night.
Their website explains how alcohol will enter revellers’ bloodstreams through not only their lungs but also their eyeballs. Situated next to Southwark Cathedral – the UK’s earliest gothic house of worship – the bar’s conventional drinks menu will blend in with its surroundings. “The drinks list is entirely comprised of spirits and beers created by monks: potations such as Chartreuse, Benedictine, Trappist beer and even the notorious Buckfast,” according to the pop-up website. Alcoholic Architecture will open at Borough Market on July 31st and will be open for six months. Tickets cost £10 for a 50 minute session.