Vintage Coke Machine Is Actually The Door To A Hidden Bar In Shanghai (Photos)
While the prohibition days may have long since come and gone, there are still a handful of secret saloons that keep the spirit of the roaring 20s alive.
To find these hidden gems, you just have to know where to look --like behind a soda machine in Shanghai, for example.
This clandestine Coke machine can be found inside a sandwich shop called The Press.
At a first glance, the unassuming vending machine appears to be your run-of-the-mill retro Coca-Cola antique.
But there's much more to this machine than meets the eye, since it actually serves as a secret door, and you can swing it open to reveal the hidden entrance to the modern speakeasy, Flask.
The interior of this bar fuses contemporary elements with an old-school vibe, boasting vintage furniture, moody lighting and a wall decked out in a bunch of whiskey bottles.
According to the architect, Albeto Caiola,
The fun, lighthearted feel, the bright colours and lighting [in The Press] — within a few steps, these elements segue into a mysterious space with warm, muted lighting and the murmurs of bar patrons to invite further curiosity.
This place is nothing short of spectacular, and it's hard to believe that all of this lies tucked away behind the walls of a little sandwich shop.
Take a look at the pictures below to see this awesome speakeasy.