Bars for sleeping_ what is it and who needs it
Although these spaces are called bars (in English — nap bars), you don’t have to sleep at the bar: they are all equipped with comfortable places to sleep and rest, from beds to special chairs and hammocks. They cannot be called either cafes or bars in the usual sense – food is usually not there, and drinks are extremely rare, but in some of them you will be offered massage and relaxation programs. And do not worry that you will sleep longer than necessary: they will wake you up at the time you indicated.
Bar Siesta & Go, Madrid, Spain
The appearance of a bar for sleeping is quite logical in a country where siesta or an afternoon nap is a long tradition. Not so long ago, a centre opened in Madrid, where, for a fee of 8 to 15 euros, you can sleep or just relax with a book – for example, for 14 euros per hour you will be given a separate room with clean linen. The bar is open every day from 11:00 to 19:00, but it is worth considering that the place must be booked in advance. According to the staff, the place is most in demand at lunchtime – at this time men often come in business suits or women who want to throw off their shoes and relax.
Cafe Mahika Mano, Tokyo, Japan
The appearance of a similar bar in Japan, which is known for opportunities for short stays and sleeping places like capsule hotels, is no less expected. In addition, it is believed that the Japanese are working in a rather intense mode, in which rest is necessary – therefore it is not surprising that there are several bars for sleeping in Tokyo. In Mahika Mano, you can relax in a hammock, and this is the only place on our list that can really be considered a cafe – there is food in it. The creators of Mahika Mano focus on healthy eating and vegetable dishes, in addition, they sell their own roasted coffee. The café is open from 12:00 to 22:00 from Monday to Saturday and from 12:00 to 20:00 on Sunday.
Bar Pauz, Brussels, Belgium
For euros per minute (the first 15 minutes will cost 7 euros) you will be offered to relax in a chair with hydromassage and light therapy. The bar site promises the most advanced equipment and several special programs for recreation: the staff will help you choose the right one. The bar is open only on weekdays – on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 to 18:00, and on Wednesday and Friday from 12:00 to 15:00.
Zen Nap Bar (Zen Bar à Sieste), Paris, France
A small bar in the centre of Paris invites visitors to relax in special chairs with relaxing music in the rooms fenced with curtains. Here you can relax 15 minutes, paying 12 euros, and you can linger and use the services of a manicure, pedicure and head massage. The bar is open from Monday to Saturday from 11:00 to 20:00.
Cafe Nazzzam, Seoul, South Korea
Visitors to the Seoul cafe for 4 euros per hour can relax in the hammocks hanging around the room, and after sleeping get a drink that is included in the price. Electric heated blankets are attached to the hammocks so as not to freeze during sleep. Nazzzam usually include classical music or the sounds of nature – according to its creators, it helps visitors to relax. There is also a bookshelf with magazines and comics – in case you don’t want to sleep, but you need a little rest.