Bed bars hot among white collar workers

13:32, June 28, 2010      

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With a slogan of "returning humanity to nature, breaking restrictions of tradition, getting rest by lying down," a "bed bar," which opened in Guangzhou recently, has become a new popular destination among white-collar workers.

A bed bar is a new type of pub where beds replace chairs. The concept originated in France and has spread to European cities fast. They even made an appearance in the "Sex and the City," movie. Now, the bed bar has already become a favorite form of recreation.

"Our business has been good since the bar opened, and most of our guests are white-collar workers. It is much better during the period of World Cup, and the bar is always full. Usually, no reservation means no bed," said Miss Lu, a staff member at the bar.

She also said every customer must spend a minimum of 150 yuan at the bed bar, and the bed bar is much more crowded since they started promoting the preferential program allowing patrons to "lie down to watch the World Cup."

"High work pressure, sitting all day, restrictions both at work and home, endless extra work hours and other factors make white-collar workers lives much more difficult and it is bad for their health. It is nice to enter the bar and enjoy some leisure time after a day's work. No wonder it has become white-collar workers' new favorite," one guest said.

It is reported that bed bars can also be found in Beijing, Shanghai and other big cities in China. A place where you can lie on beds to enjoy drinks, talk with friends, watch football games or just lie down without doing anything, the bed bar has really become white-collar workers' new favorite fashion today.

By People's Daily Online


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