The “Anderbar” is a statement for the Ruhr area – proudly playing with its image and a number of antiquated preconceptions, as well as with the name, which is a contraction of “an der Bar”, i.e. at the bar! Steel and coal, Grönemeyer, football, new technologies, Starlight Express and the Schauspielhaus theatre – all these and a lot more are found in the mural designs by a local artist, which are caught behind bars.
Every one of the custom-made steel barstools has a different seat cover, while the joints of the bar’s leather cover represent a seam which, crowned by a mining tower, serves the extraction of Bochum’s Fiege-Pils. Moving images- some hectic, some calm -are mapped on round projection areas in the back buffet.