giger bar

If you’ve ever done an Internet search for “coolest bars in the entire world”, you’ve likely stumbled upon a picture of one of Switzerland’s Giger Bars. Put together by H.R. Giger, the famous artist that did art design for Ridley Scott’s Alien flicks, these bars reflect the creepy and stylish appeal of those movies, yet with plenty of alcohol nearby. Unfortunately, these awesome establishments are very far away from people who live in the U.S. Well, that may not be the case for long, as another Giger Bar may be coming.

As it turns out, a graphic designer by the name of Andy Davies is looking to open a sci-fi themed hotel called – duh – The Sci-Fi Hotel. Combining a variety of classic sci-fi designs, this hotel is supposed to be a little bit of everything that a sci-fi geek might want. The thing is, Davies needs a way for his visitors to get drunk – thus, the Giger Bar. A collaboration between Davies and Giger is aiming to make it happen.

As to how devoted Davies is to this idea, you can hear it in is own words:

[the hotel will be] “an architectural and stylistic celebration of science fiction, a creative and technological showcase that features classic, retro, and futuristic science-fiction interior design, art, books, and movies in guestrooms and public spaces for a completely ‘immersive’ experience.”

“What I envision for the US bar is taking the key elements of Giger Bar Gruyeres, the biomechanical ceiling arches, and reforming them to fit a space here. Matching those design elements with the same style of furniture, the bar — well, pretty much replicating the whole thing. The important thing for me is total authenticity. I want Giger and his team to be totally involved. This will be a Giger work of art, not just a copy, but the real thing. That’s really important to H.R. Giger and to me.”

Unfortunately, there is no set-in-stone location that has won this geek lottery. There is good news for fellow Pac-NW residents, however – Seattle is sitting near the top of the list! Facing off, is seems, against New York, Chicago, San Francisco and New Orleans. I wonder if there’s any way to start a petition.


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