I miss my bar。 I Miss My Bar: this genius website lets you recreate the atmosphere of your favorite watering hole

ROMO: I mean, everything was closed. Developed by Maverick, a cocktail bar in Monterrey, Mexico, contains a menu of ambient music like a jukebox, and a collection of ambient sounds that you can mix up and adjust until you create the perfect bar ambience. In its essence, this is an advertising campaign for a bar, developed and designed by the design startup and the ad agency , which are both based in the city. Official data on how many bars went out of business since the pandemic started has not yet been produced. The only element missing is the trademark bar scent of booze mixed with cleaning products. 875rem;text-transform:uppercase;display:block;color: 000;font-weight:700;letter-spacing:. Even though restrictions in Singapore will gradually begin , social gatherings are still prohibited — at least until Phase 2 kicks in. A tipsy group of friends, a conversation with a bartender, and an occasional breaking glass were left on the cutting room floor. The cocktails are cheaper and the service is almost certainly worse. You can adjust the sound of bartenders working, people chatting, the noise of drinks being served, and more to fully replicate the ambience of a night out. In that sense, the longing for a drink in a bar is less about the specific bar or drink, but about what these places represent: Small pockets of uninhibited, permissive camaraderie and that escape from life we badly need. Will I still fail to catch my friend, who owns The Tuckshop Assembly, as he busily attends to throngs of customers, who spill out from his cosy bar onto Guillemard Road on a crowded weekend night? A bartender shakes a drink behind the bar while someone slices up limes. LONSDORF: And then throw it all together. Cookie banner We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content and targeted ads, analyze site traffic, and understand where our audiences come from. I didn't realize how much I miss this and how important it was. SOUNDBITE OF COCKTAIL SHAKER RATTLING LONSDORF:. The website also provides a music playlist to enhance the ambiance. The right amount of alcohol helps people open up. Created by Monterrey, Mexico-based design agency with the help of technology studio Lagom, the project was initially developed to promote to-go cocktails at a favorite local bar called. Our sheer nostalgia for the good old days will have to take a backseat to rules, caution and common sense when the time comes in resuming social gatherings. LONSDORF: Wolff shared I Miss My Bar with his customers to remind them of the good old days. However, it expresses the financial distress of nightlife establishments worldwide with an original and entertaining idea. It also has sliders to include the sound of working employees. SOUNDBITE OF SONG UNIDENTIFIED SINGER: Singing in Spanish. is an interactive website that allows you to use a series of sliders. NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by , an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. So the impact, it was tremendous. To pick the mix of sounds, the team brainstormed with those who know best—the bartenders. Until that changes, you can console yourself with , an audio project with which you can recreate the ambiance of your favorite watering hole for a round of drinks at home. is a digital project by Maverick, a cocktail joint in Monterrey, Mexico. Hero's bar at 69 Circular Road Singapore. The relaxed ambience kills all your inhibitions and creates rare opportunities for conversations unlikely to happen in any other scenario. ROMO: Maybe that would be a bar in London or Tokyo or anywhere in the world. I even miss the bits I hated about these evenings, like hailing a ride that costs as much as a drink at the end of the evening, wondering why I put my body and wallet through the wringer time and again. I often contemplate getting a pint before they arrive, using the opportunity to ask the bartender for their beer recommendations. They've pivoted to food during the day, but it's been tough. If you are missing the normality of going to the pub for a few beers, why not create a pub ambience at home? SOUNDBITE OF BAR AMBIENCE LONSDORF: The sound gave him hope. CARDENAS: But then as we were making it, we said, like, maybe this idea is bigger than us. Aptly named , the project by Maverick takes the form of a minimalistic website that contains sevenbar sound effects for users to select from, such as "Bartender Working", "People Talking", "Full Room", "Rain on Window", "Night Ambience", "Serving Drinks", and "Street Ambience". " You can play as many as you want, using the adjustable volume sliders on each to create that perfectly-tuned cacophony of being-out-in-public you crave. Or will I need to buy more pints and several platters of oily finger food, in order to keep them afloat for a few more weeks? The team behind the bar also curates weekly Spotify playlists that are right up our alley. We were not allowed to sell anything for two months. Visit our website and pages at for further information. " They suggest setting it as background sound for virtual hangouts or just for your daily wind-down cocktail at home. Aptly called , the site includes a and adjustable environmental sounds such as street noises, rain on windows, and the fullness of the room. To liven up your next Friday night at home, simply mix your favorite drink, gather a few friends on Zoom, plug in your speakers and tune in through. AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: Here's a sound you probably haven't heard in a while. 625rem;color: 7b7b7b;font-family:Helvetica;font-size:. But like everyone who took for granted the simple joy of having a drink in a bar, I will miss the sum of it. svg no-repeat 0 0;content:'';height:. Please also read our and , which became effective December 20, 2019. 625rem;color: 7b7b7b;font-family:Helvetica;font-size:1rem;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:. ROMO: Then we started to think about how we can keep the feeling alive of being in a bar, you know? You are still hanging out at home, the place you've spent the majority of the past year. By choosing I Accept, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies. com RENE CARDENAS: People come here because of the conversations, because of the atmosphere, because of the music, because of the sense of being with strangers. I often find myself having gotten closer with acquaintances or casual friends at the end of the night. 875rem;text-transform:uppercase;-webkit-column-break-inside:avoid;-moz-column-break-inside:avoid;break-inside:avoid-column;display:flex;font-weight:700;letter-spacing:. It serves your beverage through eight smaller holes on its side, producing something of a shower effect, and allowing the wine to breathe more, attaining its full potential more easily. LONSDORF: Marcio Duarte runs a bar called Machimbombo in Lisbon, Portugal, a city known for its raucous nightlife. And Wolff worries how long it'll take to get that back. Here in New York, an released by state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli in September of 2020 estimated that one-third to one-half of all bars and restaurants in the city could permanently close over a period of six months, potentially eliminating over 100,000 jobs. SOUNDBITE OF BAR AMBIENCE LONSDORF:. OSCAR ROMO: Speaking Spanish How do you say it in English? 35;text-transform:uppercase;margin:. We know, this doesn't exactly simulate the real thing. Importantly, the confessional nature of a bar encourages little bursts of spontaneity that feel devoid in life under the circuit breaker, from throwing out a business idea with one friend to booking air tickets with another. Located in the jungles of Manuel Antonio in Costa Rica, this crazy project from costa verde designers features 2 bedrooms, tv area, kitchentte Dinning Foyer, Master Bath,and a Wing Balcony. Throw it on while sipping a drink at home, and consider the tool an immersive and intoxicating cocktail of its own, which will transport you back to an evening out before COVID-19. LONSDORF: Max Wolff is general manager of a cozy cocktail bar called Swift in London. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Restaurants and bars are among the hardest hit businesses since the pandemic began. While many countries are still struggling with lockdowns and quarantines, one bar in Mexico is bringing that experience online to anyone who will listen. Moreover, bars are potential hotbeds of transmission for the virus, as the cluster at at Circular Road reminds us. LONSDORF: A place for encounters. Soft lighting and loud music; the first sip from a foamy glass of cold beer; casual chat with the bartender; the smiling faces of friends gathering for a celebration; and a couple on their first date. In a statement on the website, the bar explained that "I Miss My Bar" was conceived at the start of the COVID-19 lockdown last year. As uncertain as our future feels in a world of COVID-19, it's the inevitability of everyday life that cuts deeper. In the hopes that we can all go visit our favorite venues soon, stay safe everyone! Bars like Swift are completely empty. 75rem;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:1. in Monterrey, Mexico has created a wonderful interactive audio experience that recreates the bustling ambiance of your favorite bar that includes some of the sounds that so many of us have been missing while stuck at home during the pandemic. To remind you that those places existed, and hopefully, soon they will again. Everyone is somehow bound to each other, simply by craving a similar atmosphere for drinking. On a regular day before circuit breaker measures kicked in, the gamut of hawker centres and restaurants sufficiently piqued my palette. Anyway, , where, unlike real life, you can choose just how loud everyone is talking. This particular week is hosting nothing but David Bowie, and if you want to subscribe to its playlist on Spotify,. SOUNDBITE OF BAR AMBIENCE CORNISH:. But an outing to the bar holds a special place in my heart that goes beyond what you put in your mouth. As it turns out, nothing can, other than. Will they still be left standing when rules finally allow them to open? Romo and his friends called their bar Maverick, and they gave it a slogan. He realized it was the sounds of a bar that really helped Maverick feel like a community, so he recorded each of them individually, like a bartender working. But while the tool is easy listening, it took some trial and error to get just the right mix. SINGAPORE: One of the very specific feelings I miss about pre-COVID-19 life is the comforting chaos of having a drink in a bar. SOUNDBITE OF BAR AMBIENCE LONSDORF: Maverick, the bar, in full swing. MAX WOLFF: I think, at first, it seemed to me like it was meant to be funny. Whether my friends and I bought overpriced cocktails or substandard beers, slipped into speakeasies or splurged on fancy hotel bars, all those outings gave us the one thing our technology-driven, fast-paced lives and demanding jobs have eroded: Intimacy. The simple website features seven audio categories, including "bartender working," "full room" and "street ambiance. 9375rem;text-transform:uppercase;margin:. And even if they're not, you might not be frequenting them due to obvious pandemic-related reasons or the fact that snow is currently blanketing half the land. NPR's Kat Lonsdorf takes us there. KAT LONSDORF, BYLINE: In 2012, Oscar Romo, along with a couple of friends, started a bar in Monterrey, Mexico. And for the next eight years, Maverick blossomed into a cornerstone in the neighborhood, a spot where artists and writers and musicians, the community could thrive - until March 2020, the pandemic. There are so many things we miss about our favorite bars. This cool project recreates the atmosphere of our favorite local bars to keep us company while it is safe to visit them again. Back then, the city was just starting to recover from horrific drug cartel violence. Fortunately, one bar is bringing the experience directly into your home. Stream Maverick's playlist here. Upbeat bluesy music wafts across a room full of muffled voices. Duarte's bar has been hanging on. Well, for relatively boring, traditional bars at least. For him, I Miss My Bar captures the chaos, something that has essentially evaporated during COVID. It features adjustable sounds like a bartender working, the ambient sounds of a full room, and a curated playlist. Ravi, is a clever device that instantly chills your wine from room temperature to its ideal serving temperature. 625rem;color: 000;font-family:Helvetica;font-size:1rem;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:. This classic airplane, nestled on the edge of the National Park, is perched on a 50-foot pedestal. ROMO: What we want people to realize how important are bars in our lives. Bars are closed in many parts of the country. 875rem;font-weight:500;letter-spacing:1px;line-height:1. And they called it imissmybar. And Maverick has been getting calls from everywhere - India, Greece, Germany and the U. With I Miss My Bar, you can be your own sound artist by mixing up seven different audio channels that play sound effects ranging from a bartender shaking cocktails to the hum of a room full of drinkers. I don't know - when bars open again, are we still going to be programmed to think, oh, no, I don't want to share this table; I don't want to share this dance floor? layout--notification-and-newsletter,. And I know, for God's sake, the day we open the bar, the happiest person there will be me equally with everyone. Users can customise the ambience of their virtual bar by toggling the different sound effects on and off and playing around with volume sliders. The truth is many of our bars and restaurants are hanging by a thread. The city has lost part of its spirit. LONSDORF: And it's not just those interactions that were missing. 0625rem solid ccc;min-height:17. MARCIO DUARTE: Business here is gone in - like anywhere else. You can also tweak the volume of a number of different sound effects that might make you even more nostalgic for better times, like the clinks of a bartender working, corks being popped, liquid being poured into a glass, the rain pattering on a window, horns honking outside, you get the idea — the normal commotion of pre-pandemic gatherings. 875rem;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:. In the end, they landed on seven sounds in total: a bartender working, people talking, a full room, rain on the windows, street and night ambiance, and drinks being served, in addition to a curated playlist. Anyone who enjoys a good glass of wine knows the importance of temperature in the resulting flavor of the wine. LONSDORF: So they made a website, something for customers to use at home while sipping their cocktails to go. WOLFF: We've now spent a year being told we're not even allowed to breathe the same air as strangers. He says that when he first found I Miss My Bar, he put it on surround sound speakers. This service is not intended for persons residing in the EU. WOLFF: There'd be no other time where you'd interact with those same people that you do in a pub, yet you get such a cross-section of society. LONSDORF: Eventually, they were allowed to sell to-go cocktails, but it just wasn't the same. LONSDORF: But until we can all safely go out again, packed into those tiny loud spaces with the cocktail shaker shaking and the street noise rumbling and the strangers breathing, I'll leave you with this. LONSDORF: Rene Cardenas helped make the site. But now you've got a soundtrack for your drinking, and you're hardly drinking alone if you can hear a bartender and other patrons. Bars all over the world are in danger of disappearing. LONSDORF: This is a pain felt globally, after all. And there's no Zoom call that can replace that. Those normal things that you have in life, you have for granted and now are not there. LONSDORF: So they modified it so anyone, anywhere can try to recreate the bar they miss the most. By clicking subscribe, I agree to receive news updates and promotional material from Mediacorp and Mediacorp's partners. Download or subscribe to our Telegram channel for the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak: Grace Yeoh is a senior journalist at CNA Insider. SOUNDBITE OF HORN HONKING LONSDORF: Add some music. 25rem;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:1. Accuracy and availability may vary. With the help of an ingenious creation by a Mexican bar, you can now recreate the experience of being in a bar from the comfort of your home. People were reemerging, reconnecting. To learn more or opt-out, read our. At this height, you will enjoy scenic ocean and jungle views from the hard wood deck built atop the planes former right wing. But it doesn't seem funny anymore. A place for encounters or something like that. Now nightlife has been largely banned, although that's slowly lifting. LONSDORF: The bar was hurting both financially, obviously, but also because that sense of community, the thing they'd worked so hard to build, was gone. Like, really - not just from the drinking perspective, it's just, you know, from the social life. LONSDORF: Oscar Romo, at Maverick in Mexico, says that's the point, to get people to remember that there's more to bars than cocktails. There's also a Spotify playlist with actual music curated by Maverick, so you can add to the ambiance. And that's the fun and exciting bit. I just refreshed in vain like twenty times, now I need a drink.。 。 。

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