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Cocktail bar builds online simulation of the social experience

Food & Drink

Sounds include a bartender mixing drinks, the murmur of a happy crowd, satisfying bottle pops and the cracks of cans as drinks are poured

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Spotted: A Mexican cocktail bar in Monterrey has launched an online player that recreates the atmosphere of a bar, to keep us happy during the various lockdowns of the last year. 

Developed by Maverick, the online player works like a jukebox, featuring a menu of ambient music and a collection of familiar sounds that listeners can mix up and adjust until they create the perfect bar ambience. 

Named “I Miss My Bar”, the simple website features seven audio categories –  including “bartender working,” “full room” and “street ambience.” There is also the sound of cars driving by on the street outside and even the sound of rain on windows.

All of the effects can be played together, with adjustable volume sliders on each to create that perfectly-tuned cacophony of being-out-in-public you crave.

“Hanging out with friends, deep conversations over Gin & Tonics, meeting great new people, the atmosphere… Even though these things will never be replaced, at Maverick we’ve made this modern digital artefact to keep you company while this awful pandemic, which profoundly affects our industry throughout the world, finally passes and we can meet again safely,” said Maverik.

Maverik suggests using the player as background sound for virtual hangouts or just for your daily wind-down cocktail at home. There’s also a Spotify playlist with actual music curated by the team, which is updated weekly.

Written By: Katrina Lane

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