Jurassic Bar


Looking for an unusual bar? Head directly to Gruyères, Switzerland, where H.R. Giger has created quite a doozy.

Giger is, by trade, a surrealist painter. He is known mainly for his visual effects work on the move Alien.  Take that into consideration before you visit the bar at his personal museum – it’s a bit unusual.

The museum website describes the space as a  “cavernous, skeletal structure covered by double arches of vertebrae that crisscross the vaulted ceiling of an ancient castle. The sensation of being in this extraordinary setting recalls the tale of Jonah and the whale, lending the feel of being literally in the belly of a fossilized, prehistoric beast, or that you have been transported into the remains of a mutated future civilization.”

Take a look for yourself (all images below are from the museum’s website).


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2 Responses to “Jurassic Bar”

  1. campblsoupgrl Says:

    Beautiful! (If you’re into the crazy, bio-mechanical Geiger stuff.) I’m forwarding this along to my artist friends who will salivate over this museum. 🙂

  2. katetuomimonster Says:

    I know – it makes me want to plan a field trip to Switzerland!

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