Well look at this:
Bristol is getting a Steampunk-themed cocktailbar, hopefully.
In order for The Clockwork Rose to actually bloom, blossom and grow, the people behind this most commendable of projects need the support of the community and have started a fundraising site, here.
Jump into a fantastical past! Furnished with copper pipes, exposed brickwork and illuminated by a warm diffused light, The Clockwork Rose will look like it has jumped straight from the pages of a Jules Verne or H.G. Wells novel.
With numerous retro-futuristic touches The Clockwork Rose will be the only bar of its kind in the UK, with each fantastical element blurring the line between fiction and reality and transporting visitors to an unbelievable steampunk fantasy.
The Clockwork Rose will be based in central Bristol, a vibrant, dynamic city boasting a mix of internationally-acclaimed cultural institutions, world-class festivals and events and a diverse mix of shops and markets. It is the goal of The Clockwork Rose to create a unique identity offering a one-of-a-kind atmosphere with signature cocktails and showcasing local beers, ciders and spirits.
We are looking to raise £20,000 (a large amount but this is a big project). Your pledges will go towards the decor and initial startup costs as well as helping us to realise our vision. If all goes to plan we should be opening at the beginning of summer.
We look forward to serving you in the future,
And have also produced this little moving picture to aid their cause:
All ladies and gentlemen of the steampunk persuasion enjoy a fine place to spent their time, alas, classy establishments of the fitting kind are rare, so let’s all stand together and help this one become reality!
Check out the The Clockwork Rose Fundraiser and chip in.
You can also visit them on Facebook and Twitter: