A Berlin Bar Where All the Furniture Is on the Ceiling

Shaunacy Ferro

If you’re already a few drinks in, you might want to stay away from Madame Claude, a bar and concert venue in Berlin's super-hip Kreuzberg neighborhood that’s sure to set the world spinning no matter how many sheets to the wind you are: The decor is upside-down.

Inspired by a childhood dream to play in an upside-down apartment, the bar, founded by three French friends, has furniture and discarded shoes on the ceiling. Don’t worry, there are still stools for gravity-bound patrons, but at first glance, it can be hard to tell which way is up.

It’s an illusion the bar works hard to cultivate. The photo above, from a gallery on the Madame Claude website, is actually rotated 180 degrees to highlight the realistic furniture setup hanging from the venue's ceiling. Here’s what it looks like for people standing around at the bar:

At least you know that when you get the spins, you'll feel right at home here.

[h/t: Lost at E Minor]

All images from Madame Claude