Guinness Marks 250th Anniversary With First Deep-Sea Bar
IDK ....maybe i'm a certified alcoholic for even posting this but I actually found this Interesting ....
Beer maker Guinness marked the 250th anniversary of Arthur Guinness signing his infamous 9,000-year lease for the St. James Brewery in Dublin in a unique way--it commissioned the first ever deep-sea bar.
As a part of its "Guinness Sea Experience," the company partnered with architecture firm Jump Studios to turn the interior of a submarine into an underwater bar. Jump Studios was asked to create a space that embodied the Guinness brand's slogan, "Alive Inside."
The submarine has sculpted seats covered in rubber discs to prevent sliding and slipping, LED lights, tables and of course, cup holders. In addition to being visually stunning, the space had to meet strict marine specifications regarding ventilation and fire safety.
But what's a deep-sea bar with no patrons? Guinness ran a global promotion for a chance to win a trip aboard the submarine. The winner, Evelyne Gridelet, and two guests were flown over from Belgium to the remote island of Högmarsö in the Stockholm Archipelago. Once there, they boarded the submarine for their trip to the bottom of the Baltic Sea.
Reaction on social media is mainly positive, with one person tweeting that the deep-sea bar is "the greatest thing ever made." Other people have expressed concern that drinking on a submarine could take sea sickness to a whole new level.