Part of why we drink (I’ll speak for all of us drinkers right now) is to take some of the stress out of adult life. Not that getting tipsy makes you feel like a kid again, but at least it’s a socially acceptable way to blow off some steam – unlike, say, reverting to an actual childlike state and jumping into a giant ball pit. A bunch of lawyers and accountants hanging out in a ball pit would definitely earn some quizzical stares outside of the context of Burning Man.
But what if you took that very adult thing – alcohol – and served it in the ball pit?
That’s the idea behind Osaka, Japan’s recently opened Ball Pool Bar Dive (don’t ask me why the words are in that order) – a concept that will make kids-at-heart overjoyed and turn San Franciscans green with envy being that they had a ball pit bar, but it was only a two-day pop up. Ball Pool Bar Dive is here to stay (or at least here as along as a ball pit bar can stay in business).