Flask Speakeasy Shanghai by Alberto Caiola

Jan 19, 2015

Category: Living

While we’re glad we didn’t have to suffer through the Prohibition era, we’ve always found something appealing about the speakeasies of the 1920s and 30s, with their stealthy styling and wink-wink word-out-mouth advertising. But there’s no way we were prepared to love Flask, a new Shanghai cocktail lounge hidden behind a vintage Coke vending machine, this much.

The journey starts in The Press, a diner-looking sandwich shop, but if you look closely, you’ll see something’s up here. Look towards the corner. See that Coke machine? Pull open its door and a startlingly secret lair awaits you, one with stone walls, a drop ceiling, mood lighting, a bevy of angular cubes, and an array of 25-liter whiskey bottles strategically dividing the bar from the lounge. Architect Alberto Caiola is the mad genius behind this delightful creation, and he’s easily got our vote for design of the year, whether we’re talking 2014 or 2015, doesn’t matter.

Flask Speakeasy Shanghai by Alberto Caiola 2

Flask Speakeasy Shanghai by Alberto Caiola 3

Flask Speakeasy Shanghai by Alberto Caiola 4

Flask Speakeasy Shanghai by Alberto Caiola 5

Flask Speakeasy Shanghai by Alberto Caiola 6

Flask Speakeasy Shanghai by Alberto Caiola 7

More From Living

Dango's USA-Made EDC Tray Is The Perfect Pocket Gear Resting Place

With built-in cable management and non-slip pads for extra security.

Posted By Sean Tirman

Partner
Featured Image

Build Your Dream Cabin With These Modular Eco-Friendly Prefab Homes

Dozens of different models to suit your family's needs.

Posted By

May 27, 2020

Featured Image

FormaFatal Designs The Ultimate Contemporary Costa Rican Surf Shack

A modern hillside vacation home that's currently available for rent.

Posted By

May 22, 2020

Featured Image

The ‘Desert House’ Is A Brutalist Dream Home For Rock Climbing Explorers

A conceptual compound designed to slot into the existing landscape.

Posted By

May 20, 2020

Featured Image

BRABUS’ Shadow 900 Is A 900HP Red Dot Design Award-Winning Powerboat

A 38.5' 70mph tender boat offering the ultimate in at-sea luxury.

Posted By

May 20, 2020

Featured Image

Surf 2,000 Perfect Waves Per Hour In Au’s Groundbreaking ‘Surf Lakes’

A landlocked resort with an incredibly innovative wave pool.

Posted By

May 20, 2020