The Interval is a new venue and museum in the Fort Mason Center opening June 15. The bar will include a collection of over 1,000 books called the Manual for Civilization that are meant to include everything someone would need to restart civilization. According to The New York Times Style Magazine, there will also be two robots at this unconventional joint later this year. One will craft cocktails and another will write predictions about the future on the space's chalk board.
The Interval will be open from 10 a.m. to midnight daily and will serve tea from Samovar Tea Lounge and Sightglass coffee in the day and cocktails at night. The cocktail menu will be inspired by time and cocktail history.
The futuristic bar has been under construction for more than a year and was funded by a "brickstarter" campaign created by the Long Now Foundation, according to the Long Now's blog. The foundation was formed in 1996 and "hopes to provide a counterpoint to today's accelerating culture and help make long-term thinking more common." The organization's other projects include building a 10,000 year clock and a digital library of human languages.
The Interval's bottle keep stores special bottles of spirits by number. Each one represents a donor and contains custom elixirs made by St. George Spirits for Long Now. They're still available if you have a cool $1500 to donate.
Although, this bar sounds like something out of Atlas Shrugged, its unique mission to be a "place for conversation around long-term thinking" seems worth checking out. Well, that and the robots.
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