Prepare to have a sore neck after leaving this bar… because you’ve spent the night craning it up at the upside-down peaks installed on the ceiling. The space below is as minimalistic as it comes with an asphalt floor and plastered walls, nothing to detract away from the ceiling, an oft under-appreciated space but here, the spectacle. Created under the theme Mensch und Natur, the installation is supposed to be the first in a series, all constructed to spark conversations about art and design. Co-owned by an actress, a restaurateur, a graphic designer and two architects, it’s easy to see why they settled on such creative themes.
While the name itself should strike a chord with Bob Dylan fans, it leaves others confused, and once some of the bar’s potent cocktails have been imbibed, the existential “what ifs” and guessing games begin—just what IDRF wanted. One of the forerunners of modern cocktail culture in Vienna, the bar has an unwavering commitment to booze, providing an impressive list of classic and inventive drinks that get you drunk but in style. Just make sure the ceiling doesn’t distract from watching where you’re walking.