Minibar: The Self-Serve Nightclub

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Minibar , a new concept that recently opened in Amsterdam that offers a solution to the frustrations of ordering a drink at a crowded bar. The owners did away with the bartender all together and instead allow customers to serve themselves from one of 45 private mini-bars. They wanted the experience to be more like inviting your friends to hang out in a hip hotel room, than standing in line waiting for a drink at a regular bar.

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Once inside, you check in with the concierge, they give you a key to your own fridge and then you serve yourself. A credit card or ID card left at the front desk is reclaimed after payment of the tab. The interior was designed by Amsterdam firm
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Concrete who made the wall of mini-bars the focal point of the space. The alcohol may be separated, but within the interior Concrete wanted the seating to encourage conversation and interaction. A long stepped sofa provides seating for separate groups of people while still keeping the space open.

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