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The World's First Virtual Reality Bar Is The End Of Civilisation As We Know It

We give it 12 months before one pops up in Shoreditch.

06/01/2017 12:04 | Updated 07 January 2017

The world’s first virtual reality bar, Vrei in Vienna, has served its 10,000th visitor after opening just over a year ago. 

Despite being full of people who can’t even see their friends, let alone talk to them, the bar has proved hugely popular with young people in the city.

Or perhaps its success is actually a result of its decision to take the typical millennial drinking experience to the next level.

The thinking seems to be: why lose yourself in your own phone when you can strap someone else’s to your head and zone out altogether?

Vrei
Screengrab: Vrei YouTube

In all seriousness, the bar does look a lot of fun, if you stop thinking of it as a bar and start thinking of it as a modern day arcade.

A night at Vrei comes complete with a range of virtual reality experiences, including all the latest headsets, and a number of driving simulators, according to Lonely Planet.

We give it 12 months before someone copies the idea and opens up shop in Shoreditch. 

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