There’s A Prison-Themed Cocktail Bar Coming To London

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There’s A Prison-Themed Cocktail Bar Coming To London

This new prison themed bar is offering an inmate experience like no other. Spoiler alert: it’s unsurprisingly much nicer than actual jail.

Orange is the new black, didn’t you know?


The bar is called Alcotraz—which has understandably caused a certain level of controversy—and it’s certainly unlike anything we’ve seen in the capital before. The pop-up will be opening its cell doors on 28th September at 212 Brick Lane and is set to run for three months. The creators are hoping to provide an experience of ‘unique escapism’ for guests. Errr, not sure we’ve ever really wanted to escape into prison… Isn’t it supposed to be the other way round?


The experience is BYO, so you’ll need to bring a liquor of your choice to be transformed into four bespoke cocktails by the prison mixologists. No, we don’t think real prison has those. After changing into something a little more conspicuous (orange jumpsuits included) and smuggling your contraband past the guards, you can settle into your cell for a maximum sentence time of up to 1.45 hours. Nothing like the threat of having your alcohol confiscated to liven up your evening!


The experience costs £30 and you can book your slot to visit the clink here. Find more info on the prison rules on their website or, alternatively, you can find them on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at @AlcotrazLondon, where I’m sure they’ll appreciate reading your angry comments about how crude it is to fetishise the trials of incarceration.

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