This is a basement multipurpose area for socializing. It has exposed brick walls, old wood and powerful materials like steel and concrete. There are different nods to the mythic café from which it takes its inspiration, such as illustrations on the walls, patterns, the border on its awning and even its name.
The bar is another catalysing element of the place’s identity, and makes specific reference to the city’s old shipyards and their materials. There is a DJ booth and a reception area, making it the epicentre and soul of our hostel in Bilbao.
Around it, among the pillars and masonry, there is a large area for working, eating, drinking and laughing. And a neon sign illuminates a phrase by Pío Baroja about the city: Bilbao lives in its estuary like a Cossack on his horse