A Giger Bar is a bar themed and modeled by the Swiss artist H. R. Giger. There are two Giger Bars: the first, The Museum HR Giger Bar, is located in Château St. Germain, Gruye`res, Switzerland, which opened on April 12, 2003; and the second is the H.R. Giger Bar, in Chur, Switzerland. There was a third Giger Bar, located at The Limelight in New York City, but when the Limelight was closed, the Giger Bar was shut down. In a bit of urban myth it has been told when the Giger bar closed in New York, an employee stole one of the $30,000 chairs and the chair has never been recovered.
The bar is decorated throughout with models of spinal chord-like skeletons and other such creepy motifs which reminds one of the otherworldly environments in the Alien movies. Giger designed the title character- the movie’s mean killing machine monster- and won an Oscar for best special effects in 1980.
The interior of the bars are themed along the lines of his famous biomechanical style as shown in the Alien films. The roof, walls, fittings and chairs are all modeled by the artist and fit into the same designs as seen in the films he designed, notably "Alien". The prominent high-backed chair design was originally intended as a Harkonnen throne for an abandoned Dune film project.