This bar does not allow cell phones, so you’ll talk to your friends

The development of mobile phones in modern society has reached a very crazy time, and even in some places it is forbidden to use mobile phones.


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The bar culture has changed dramatically in recent years. Since the age of mobile phones and smartphones, people are not so busy anymore – a common complaint among bartenders everywhere. To solve this puzzle, a bar decided to block the cell service and virtually force customers to talk to each other.


Do you think that sounds crazy? It is somehow. At The Gin Tub in Hove, England, landlord Steve Tyler built a cage around the building to disrupt the mobile service. He even went so far as to wrap the walls in aluminum foil and to attach copper wire mesh to the ceiling.

“I’ve seen it getting worse and I thought, ‘I want to stop it,'” he told the BBC. “I want people to meet with the people they are with, rather than the people they are not with.”

And there’s a reason he did not go out and buy an official cell phone jammer. “I’ve made the brave decision not to jam the signal with a jammer, but to make it as good as possible with a Faraday cage and get people to talk to each other,” he said. “And, to be honest, it worked very well.”

But if you are worried that you are completely cut off from the outside world during your whiskey, do not be afraid: Tyler plans to name an outdoor area for mobile phone use, similar to a smoking area outside. And of course, the bar is equipped with a landline for emergency calls.

So far, the answer has been all positive. “I had a complaint from a customer, and it was that she got a signal,” Tyler said. “We took her to another table.” Imagine that.