Our hostess for the evening (@MELTbar)
TwentyFiveIs exploring what Stockholm has to offer on a random Tuesday evening. Tucked behind black lace curtains and a single golden "M" above the doorway lies the 1920's wonderland that is MELT Bar . On Tuesday evening they offer Burlesque Bingo, and I grabbed a partner to check it out with me!
Plush red velvet sofas, black lace and leather, and even a "Christmas Story" lamp in the window are in the main lounge upstairs, and when behind the black curtain reading "telephone booths," you'll find a stage where the cabaret takes place on weekends. Bands like Post Modern Jukebox offer up a jazz-age spin on modern day hits, setting the stage for an incredible night. This place is seriously cool, serving up themed cocktails in crystal punch bowls and teacups, with Bingo starting at 8pm.
What en event! The hostess was a trained burlesque dancer who made the evening seductively fun, and my partner in crime even won one of the rounds! Prizes varied from a pair of your own tassels, to free chocolate dipped strawberries (which I assume are as decadent as the lounge itself).
TwentyFiveIs finding places like this to escape reality and enter fantasy for the evening. It's also accepting the fact that you've reached an age where a night playing BINGO! is a fantastic idea.
The "Bootlegger," a gin cocktail with elderflower, and mint!