A video of a “prison-themed” bar in London is circulating – and people aren’t happy.
The video shows a group of friends going to the bar in Shoreditch, in east London. It’s not clear why the video was posted now, although it seems obviously that it was taken recently as several members of the staff who work there are wearing face shields or masks.
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People also pointed out that Shoreditch is a heavily gentrified area – that the cost of alcohol at a place like Alcotraz was probably more than what people who leave prison are given per day in the UK (£46).
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People pointed out that in light of recent conversations around policing and racial injustice, a prison-themed bar is definitely outdated and shouldn’t be something to actively aspire to – especially at the moment.
Alcotraz has been flooded by negative feedback and bad reviews since the video went viral.