Top 5 bars of the future

22nd October, 2015 by Amy Hopkins

After creating a glass for intergalactic explorers to sip whisky in outer space, Ballantine’s has asked five visionaries to put their imaginations to the test and design bars of the future.


These are the top five space bars of the future designed by leading visionaries

It may have been Back to the Future Day yesterday, when Marty McFly time travelled 21 October 2015 in the second installment of the classic 80s trilogy, but these futuristic bars are something even Doc Brown couldn’t have imagined.

As Richard Branson keeps busy perfecting Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial space shuttle, the likelihood of needing to create bars suited to a space environment is increasing.

Ballantine’s visualised the future of space travel with the creation of a special tumbler designed to suit a gravity-free environment.

The glass a rose gold-plated stainless steel bottom containing a spiral straw through which the whisky is able to climb. Its base is also magnetic for practicality purposes, thus allowing space travellers to stick the glass to the side of the space ship.

The prototype was “scientifically validated” through testing at the ZARM Drop Tower in Bremen, Germany – a 480-foot tall laboratory facility.

Click through the following pages to see some creative conceptions of futuristic bars in which glass could be put to good use. All illustrations are by Marie Bergeron.

One Response to “Top 5 bars of the future”

  1. Tommy says:

    where’s the Moloko Plus bar form Clockwork Orange? Can’t viddy it anywhere

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