Eat & drink

Makr Shakr

Makr Shakr bar

London’s first ever robotic bartender, Makr Shakr, takes up residence at the Barbican as part of our AI: More than Human exhibition.

Operating free of human intervention, Makr Shakr has two mechanical arms which can precisely prepare and serve any drink in seconds. Based on the gestures of Italian dancer and choreographer Marco Pelle the machine shakes, stirs and muddles with coordinated, dance-like movements.

Installed on Level G, it will be serving a variety of classical cocktails and mocktails, including the ‘More than Human’ which has been created specifically to coincided with our major summer exhibition of the same name.


photo of lil miquela

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Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg in the conservatory

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Level G