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Business: Bar: Theme
Mead Bar   (+6, -1)  [vote for, against]
Mmmm, honey

People go mad for grape based beverages and grain based beverages, but honey based beverages are clearly superior.

So, Mead Bar, a franchised chain of city centre establishments, will fill the gap.

Offering a near-complete selections of different honey-derived drinks, from sweet and sticky childrens' pop, botanical bevereges, alcopop-style teen concoctions, straight dry white wine style, distilled spirits, through to liqueur blends, all in a range of (mildly psychoactive) herbal infused flavours or straight up, and also featuring spectacular speciality single origin examples (Siberian semi-sweet champagne barrel aged wild cloudberry blossom honey mead for example).

All beverages served in horn-shaped glass vessels you can't stand down, to encourage quicker consumption. All tables and chairs and beermats hexagonal.

A range of bar food is also served including toast and butter, hazelnuts in their shells, real Cornish clotted cream drizzled with honey, and steak.

Apart from that, totally straight. This is NOT a Viking theme establishment or anything like that.

Advertising slogans: "Have you heard the Bzzz?" "Bee there or bee square", "Where do you want to mead tonight?" and "Where are you going tonight, honey?
-- pocmloc, Jan 23 2015

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[21 Quest, Jan 23 2015]

More like this, I think.
[pocmloc, Jan 23 2015] Surprisingly comprehensive [pocmloc, Jan 23 2015]

Lindisfarne Mead
I can vouch its genuinely based on Lindisfarne [bhumphrys, Jan 24 2015]

Newlyn Meadery
Complete with costumed wench [angel, Jan 28 2015]


Never tried it. I imagine the hangover is massive.
-- FlyingToaster, Jan 23 2015

Misread this on the Overview page as 'mead war'...
-- 21 Quest, Jan 23 2015

Yes like that, but glass rather than plastic.
-- pocmloc, Jan 23 2015

I'm teetotal and therefore clueless on this subject, but I can't see why this wouldn't work.
-- david_scothern, Jan 23 2015

Well, people that don't drink wouldn't help much.
-- 8th of 7, Jan 23 2015

You can have a big cup of sbiten from the steaming samovar in the snug, [david].
-- pocmloc, Jan 23 2015


" I'm teetotal and therefore clueless on this subject, but I can't see why this wouldn't work "
-- normzone, Jan 23 2015

Advertising slogan: Comb and hive a drink with us.
-- bhumphrys, Jan 23 2015

This is an excellent idea. Its only flaw is its reliance on mead, which is gross.
-- MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 23 2015

I agree, reliance on anything is gross.

Have you tried good mead?
-- pocmloc, Jan 23 2015

By definition, no.
-- MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 23 2015

Would spending money in the bar allow you to earn Nectar points ? Since the bees do a lot of flying to make the honey, perhaps they would be prepared to trade Nectar points for their Air Miles ?
-- 8th of 7, Jan 23 2015

"Here, try this."

"What is it?"

"It's bee vomit that's been acted on by a mould distantly related to thrush."
-- MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 23 2015

"Why that sounds lovely, where can I get some!?"
-- 21 Quest, Jan 23 2015

I actually have a bottle of the stuff... never had the courage to crack it open. Does it go bad ?
-- FlyingToaster, Jan 24 2015

Maybe try this in Las Vegas. They've got a whole lake of the stuff nearby.
-- lurch, Jan 24 2015

@FT What, honey or mead?
-- 21 Quest, Jan 24 2015

[21 Q]:- You could Google 'Lindisfarne mead stockists' (see link)
-- bhumphrys, Jan 24 2015

A search of Wal-Mart for mead only turned up paper products, no honey beverage. A bar that sells stuff no one wants to buy is going to need a lot of other businesses to make it.
-- popbottle, Jan 25 2015

Mmm... I will go for a "yes" on that one. I remember seeing a "display hive" with a glass wall when I was young. Fascinating.
-- pocmloc, Jan 25 2015

That's what they called it ... in fact, the glass is there so the bees can be entertained by watching the humans.
-- 8th of 7, Jan 25 2015

[+] Drunk in a room full of bees. Maybe patrons can wear garlands of wildflowers.

[21] Mead; looks like 12floz or so. I know honey can crystallize after awhile, easily restored by nuking as long as it isn't a plastic container.
-- FlyingToaster, Jan 25 2015

Actually, it even works in a plastic container. Just be sure to remove the metallic label first, however.
-- 21 Quest, Jan 26 2015

Depends on the plastic. Honey can easily get to well over 100°C (especially in a microwave, where hotspots can develop in the relatively non-convecting honey), and many common plastics will melt.
-- MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 26 2015

<tenuous>The entertainment could be some one-legged guy playing a banjo...</tenuous>
-- zen_tom, Jan 27 2015

Just think of the benefits for allergy-sufferers.

A side of ambrosia to go, thanks.
-- RayfordSteele, Jan 27 2015

random, halfbakery