Speakeasy has been undeniably done in the bar industry, with Depression-era interiors and 1920s glamour no longer delivering a sense of uniqueness. Revitalising the distinctly sexy theme is Jules Basement, Mexico’s first-ever underground bar that’s set to get pulses racing with its hush-hush vibe.
French designer Emmanuel Picault and architect Ludwig Godefroy of Chic by Accident were responsible for the aesthetics which plunge the bar into the near-macabre. The experience starts with a random refrigerator door at the entrance and continues down into a cool, disco-pumped basement with shards of black, silver and white pointing down from the ceiling [in reference to the trunk of sacred Mayan ceiba trees], while huge illuminated skulls bare their teeth from underneath glass tables on which to sit your killer cocktails.
Just remember, as the old saying goes, if your name’s not on the list, you’re not coming in – Jules Basement has a strict guest list policy to ensure only a select few can enjoy this very high-end sanctum.
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Jules Basement, Julio Verne 93, Polanquito, Mexico City; julesbasement.com