Do you like escape rooms? Immersive theater? Specialty cocktails? Then you need to get your butt to London during spring 2017. A new immersive spy bar is opening called The Bletchley and it looks incredible.
Pop-up bars and restaurants are all the rage in London right now. The Bletchley is the third in a line of themed eateries (or drinkeries) from a company known as Lollipop. You may have heard of their previous endeavors, such as ABQ, the renown Breaking Bad-inspired cocktail bar. As well as The Bunyadi London’s first naked restaurant… yes, where all diners enjoyed dinner in their birthday suits.
This cocktail bar takes its cue from the secretive world of Bletchley Park, a covert government-run operation that enlisted some of the U.K.’s brightest minds to build a machine capable of doing the unthinkable: unlocking the Nazis’ undecipherable and impregnable battle codes. This machine, invented by Alan Turing and his team, shortened World War II by two-to-four years, according to some historians, and ushered the dawn of modern computing.
While the theme of this spy bar is unique, the true beauty of the Bletchley is the cocktails themselves. The folks at Lollipop have hired a group of expert mixologists to create unique cocktails tailored to patrons likes.
Here is how it works according to the press release:
The Bletchley invites each guest to sit in the war room and input basic data into a cipher machine that will decode “personality” into a small menu of ingredients. This coupled with odour and colour preferences will be all the clues patrons collect before using radio-style telephones to transmit the ingredients to the back office where a cohort of mixologists will expertly “map” out the ingredients into perfectly proportioned recipes.
At the end of the experience, guests will be given an envelope that holds their tailor-made, highly classified recipes to take home. These recipes will never be used again at The Bletchley, making the cocktail experience truly unique in every way. We believe this will make The Bletchley the first bar to create an immersive, signature cocktail experience entirely designed and catered to the tastes, desires and personality of the patron.
Sounds amazing, right? If any TPU readers get a chance to visit The Bletchley while it’s open, please report back to me! I’d love to feature your experience in a future article!
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