Founded by a French threesome, Madame Claude takes the idea of a bar and flips it on its head. Literally.
Upon entering the former brothel, one encounters a maze-like layout and Lynchian decor stuck firmly to the ceiling. Everything is turned upside down: the pictures, the tables, the surveillance cameras and even the world map. Thankfully, the free kicker table, table tennis on selected nights and live music—down in the basement, focusing mostly on experimental realms—have been kept right-side up. For these live bands, the entrance fee is delightfully pay-as-you-wish (anything between one and six euros will suffice). It’s a genuinely novel experience, but the bar might well leave you with, well, a distorted sense of gravity.