When carrying out static investigations, the architects working on renovations of the building above came across this hidden cellar by chance. Many assume that a jazz bar had been operating in this place in 1950s and 1960s.
The idea of breathing new life into this atmospherically dense, old vault with a bar attracted both the client and the architects. Plenty of effort went into creating the perfect bar experience. This included air out some of the cellar’s damp wall, creating a second escape staircase and installing technical equipment. A new ventilation system was also needed, so that no musty cellar smell lingered.
Despite its publicity, the bar owners stress the importance of discretion. The entrance is purposefully uninteresting: just a plain grey door and no signs. The bar itself lies twelve metres underground.