Late night revelers in Amsterdam now have a destination for recovery for those painful mornings after—if not afternoons after. It’s probably good news that it’s the invention of a mattress entrepreneur. The appropriately named Hangover Bar provides a soothing environment where visitors are encouraged to lounge around and take it easy, but they’re serious about their mandate. Not just anyone can visit the Hangover Bar—you have to fail a breathalyzer test on the way in to prove that you still have alcohol in your system.
The Hangover Bar is the brainchild of a popular Dutch mattress company called Matt Sleeps, so the target audience understands exactly what is meant by its slogan “Dance all night, Matt all day.” The bar is open every Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The space has plenty of calming greenery as well as several comfy beds to choose from—each outfitted with a Matt mattress, of course. Every bed has a TV so you can binge-watch You’re the Worst (for some reason that seems the most appropriate show for this place) but instead of being isolated, you can socialize while you recover. The Hangover Bar also offers an oxygen bar and massage therapy.
The promotional video for Hangover Bar lays out eight essential components (or options, at least) of a successful hangover experience:
comfy Matt bed
In the video, “hangover food” is defined as sushi and pizza. I don’t know how serious they are about the breathalyzer, but the video does show someone hitting .65 on it.
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