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There’s A Hidden Bar Behind This Vintage Coke Machine, And It’s The Coolest Thing

Step into ‘The Press’, a traditional diner and sandwich shop with a seemingly normal vintage coke machine.  Do you see that Coca-Cola machine around the corner?

That is actually a camouflage door that leads into an ultra contemporary bar, called ‘Flask’ designed by Alberto Caiola.

If hadn’t known any better, I may have walked up to the machine trying to grab me a coke.

Just an ordinary sandwich shop

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The Vintage Coke Machine

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A complete 180 in environment change

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A drop ceiling of cubes adds a distinct feel

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The glowing effect on the ceilings makes the room feel quite big

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The heights of the seats and tabletops are lowered, raised, and lowered again in increments to provide a dynamic landscape

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