Published on Monday, 26 January 2015 00:00
Have you ever wanted to have a secret room of your own with a nondescript entrance like Dexter's Laboratory, where you pull a book from a bookshelf and the thing spins around revealing another room? This is probably every kid's dream, and while you might not be able to get one of these rooms, you can always relive your childhood fantasies from this coke machine in Shanghai.
Behind this vintage Coca Cola vending machine is something you would never expect to find. If you were none the wiser, you would have probably walked past it without giving it a second thought. But this is more than just a soda machine...
There is a vintage Coke machine standing in the corner of a sandwich shop, it doesn't dispense soda, but if you tug and pull on it...
It opens up to reveal a secret passage to a hidden bar!
It is a rather posh looking bar too, a stark contrast to its secret entrance.
The stylish, up-scale bar in Shanghai, China is called “Flask”, and the entrance to the bar unassumingly stands in The Press, a sandwich shop that operates as a front for the trendy, secret bar that only people in the know patronize.
Alberto Caiola, the architect who designed this establishment writes, “the fun, lighthearted feel, the bright colours and lighting[in The Press] —within a few steps, these elements segue into a mysterious space with warm, muted lighting and the murmurs of bar patrons to invite further curiosity.”
So if you ever find yourself in China, be sure to go on a treasure hunt to locate this bar and have a drink a la James Bond style. Just don't try prying open every Coke machine you see, you might get charged with vandalism. Share this article with your friends to fill them in on this cool secret.