I absolutely love everything about this 60 m2 bar in Kiev, Ukraine called designed by . From the colour scheme and the glamorous vibe to how it operates. Bar is situated in a historic part of building of old cinema “Kiev” in the centre of the city. Owners of the place wanted to create something that differs from the rest of speakeasy bars which already exist in the city. It was supposed to become the secret place for all cool underground music lovers, for those who appreciate art of cocktail culture, of silent cinema performances and for those who appreciate french style of the beginning of 20th century. Pink room is placed at an old stairway of the cinema, which was closed for the last 10 years. The entrance is behind the replica of Jules Chéret’s poster “Exposition universelle de 1889 : Le pays des fées”. Instead of Paris our designers painted Kiev’s historic Sofia square. To enter speakeasy one has to know secret code on a door, which can be obtained only from the owner of Pink Room. The overall size of the place is 60 square meters.
Above the exit neon sign “Shhh…” reminds guests of Pink Room’s secrets that they should keep to themselves after leaving it.
On a lower floor we placed bar which is the main focal point of the space. On an opposite side from it is the row of cinema chairs where guests can enjoy view at the playful work of mistress of Pink Room – beautiful bartender Yasya.
Room with bar is teeny tiny and we had to search for solutions to visually enlarge it. To achieve this we covered ceiling and wall behind the bar with antique mirrors. In front of cinema chairs we placed copper cocktail tables with mirrored tops. Together with ceiling they play as a favourite spot for selfie pictures by creating double reflection.
On the second floor is situated DJ booth, large sofa, small tables and lounge chairs – everything is vintage. This is the space where they play silent movies and enjoy music sets from guest deejays.