This Prison Themed Restaurant In Lahore Wants To Put You Behind Bars, For All The Right Reasons

By Saad Zubair | 6 Dec, 2017

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The restaurant business is extremely competitive and establishments have to up their game with ever-changing customer tastes to bring them to their restaurants. Some might go the way of gimmicks, like the Hogwarts Cafe or the Game of Thrones one.


One restaurant in Lahore is taking dining the concept of a little too seriously, enough to put you behind bars

It’s called Chaye Thaana and it’s located in DHA and you actually eat in prison cells.

Doesn’t this give you the creeps?

via: Chaye Khaana/ Facebook

The restaurant seems like a complete replica of a desi thaana

There’s a hawaldaar’s table to ensure your orders are in order, just like a real jail.

via: Chaye Thaana/ Facebook

The dining area is made up of tables and chairs inside of prison cells

We’re told your bill is served in the form of an FIR which is quite cool.

via: Chaye Thaana/ Facebook


Check out the barbed wire fences. There is no escape once you’re inside!

via: Chaye Thaana/ Facebook


It looks super scary from the outside of the cell but also perfect for those photos for your Insta game

via: Chaye Thaana/ Facebook


Clearly, the prisoners are in for a great time in this thaana

Posted by Chaye Thaana on Freitag, 1. Dezember 2017

Along with snacks and drinks, you can play board games while you’re serving jail time.


The waiters are dressed up like thana inmates which adds to the authenticity of the experience

But to be honest, they look like inmates from some Amreekan show than out of a Pakistani thaana.

Source: Chaye Thaana

Who wouldn’t want to be taken in get a fix of tea, coffee and snacks at this thaana? Those of you who have not been privileged to visit a jail in your lifetime can do so now without committing a crime.

Let us know if you go to this jail.


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