At first glance, Astronete resembles a small pub: the type of place where you can drink a quiet pint of Guinness with your friends. The only oddity seems to be the fact that its walls are plastered with horror film and rock star posters—well, and of course the intriguing old school hair dryers/chairs or “Astronete”, as their labels proudly proclaim. But if you stroll past the bar to the dance floor, things look a little less quiet. There, either a DJ or band plays the pocket-sized stage to a packed crowd sporting tattoos, angular haircuts.
The soundtrack depends on the night, but ranges from the 1950s to the 1970s, from pop and rock’n’roll to soul and funk. The house pin-up often performs on the bar; a screen plays stag films starring Betty Page and friends. And don’t be surprised if Gloria Gaynor look-alike asks for your order. Astronete just loves old cinema: it even screens classic horror films and B-movies every Wednesday, after 22:00. Entrance is free and popcorn is on the house.