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50 best bars in the world
Whether you want to enjoy the epic view, the history or premium cocktails, these bars will offer you everything you need...
From the highest in the world, to the one placed under water, we found 50 unforgettable bars that are worth traveling around the world.
In Bangkok there is Sky Bar, because of which you will feel dazed without a drop of alcohol, as it is on the 63rd floor of the Lebua Hotel. Every few minutes, it changes its color and gives you the opportunity to enjoy the best view of the city.
As the name suggests, Rock Restaurant & Bar is located on a cliff in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Once a place for rest of Zanzibar fishermen, today it is a top place that must be visited - the transformation is amazing.
Icelandic Blue Lagoon is known for its curative effects, and it also contains a bar, where you the waitresses will serve cocktails while you enjoy in the pleasant, warm water.
Chandelier Bar is located in the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas and has a three story bar in the chandelier, which is covered with two million crystals. Drinks served here are impressive and represent a movement inspired by molecular gastronomy.
In the ION hotel, you will come across the Northern Lights Bar, designed to enjoy the view of the Aurora Borealis. It is located an hour from Reykjavik, in between the mountains and lava fields.
Rated as the best bar of the world, London’s Artesian changes its cocktail menu each year. This year, the theme is Surrealism, while the drinks are served in unreal objects, like giant metal sculptures of ants, Lego elephants and fur glasses.
Rock Bar in Bali is carved into the rock and offers views of the Indian Ocean from a height of 15 meters above the waves hitting the shore.
The Ozone Bar will make you feel dizzy – it is located on 118th floor of Ritz Carlton hotel in Hong Kong, at a height of 490 meters and is one of the highest bars in the world.
Enjoy a close view of the underwater life of the Indian Ocean in Subsix, the first underwater bar in the world, located in Dhaalu Atoll, the Maldives.
Harry's Bar in Venice is known as the people who visited him - Charlie Chaplin, Orson Welles and Truman Capote, for example. But it is also known as the birthplace of Bellini – cocktail made with Prosecco and peach juice.
If you visit the Monkey Bar in Berlin, you will be able to enjoy the sight of these cute primates, while the cocktail menu is inspired by tiki culture.
Jico Floating Bar in Tokyo is designed as a futuristic space that cruises the bay and offers an unforgettable experience and a panoramic view of the city.
Ngiam Tong Boon, bartender Long Bar in Singapore, invented in this bar the famous Singapore Sling in 1915 - the original recipe, written on the back of the bill is cherished here as the most valuable memory.
The Aviary bar in Chicago offers you molecular wonders, which are a kind of art. Here there are 25 types of ice!!! Cocktails are prepared in front of guests and served in interesting containers, like a ball of ice that must be crushed or dissolved with burners.
Dead Rabbit bar in New York offers 145 types of Irish whiskey, and the offer includes 72 ambitious and historically accurate cocktails that were created by the best bartenders of the nineteenth century.
Bar Agricole in San Francisco is an industrial tavern with excellent wines and cocktails made from local and organic ingredients.
Sean's Bar now might not look so tempting, but it carries an abundance of history. Apparently, this bar dates from the year 900, making it the oldest pub in Ireland.
Clyde Common bar which is favored among hipsters offers shared tables and killer cocktail that will make you want to come back again. At least one more time.
In London Nightjar bar, twenties of the last century are still alive, because this speakeasy boasts Prohibition era in style, with interesting drinks, live jazz and blues masters gigs and old school glamor.
In typical modest Japanese fashion, one of the best bars in the world is minimalist as far as possible - a small room on the third floor of commercial building contains High Five bar, which is led by Hidetsugu Ueno, one of the best bartenders in the world. He makes the drinks when he meets his customers and their tastes, but offers only 18 seats.
Cuban bar La Bodeguita del Medio in Havana says that they invented mojitos. Either way, their mojito was loved by Ernest Hemingway, and we will not argue otherwise until we see and taste it first!
Soggy Dollar Bar in the British Virgin Islands is the birthplace of Painkiller cocktails. This island does not have a dock, and that’s where the bar name comes from!
Fancy cocktails and bartenders hanging from the ceiling are something that you will not see here. Akkurat bar in Stockholm offers the best selection of beer, with 20 sorts of draft and 600 bottled kinds.
The dome of bamboo located one hour from Ho Chi Minh City is the Water & Wind Café bar, which is made from natural materials, without a single nail. Fascinating!
If you visit Playa del Carmen in Mexico, Alux Restaurant Bar & Lounge is a mandatory spot you must visit. You'll thank us later.
Toners Pub in Dublin is the only pub that was visited by the famous poet William Butler Yeats.
Le Nid is a bar located at the top of a skyscraper, with panoramic views of the Nantes. Bar is located in the body of a grandiose bird, while tables in style of eggshells accompany it perfectly.
Beer lovers must visit the Belgian Delirium Café in Brussels, where there is a collection of as many as 2,500 types of beer.
Antico Caffe Greco, which opened in Rome in 1970, served coffee and drinks to their regular customers - Charles Dickens, John Keats, Lord Byron and others. Over the years, it has become a true meeting place for writers.
Eagle and Child in England is a traditional old-style pub that serves beer. Space is interwoven with history, and this place is special, because Tolkien and Lewis created their own writing group here.
H.R. Giger Museum Bar in Switzerland salutes this famous artist, who is the creator of alien in the hit film Alien. This creepy theme resonates in the whole space of the bar, which is decorated with tentacles and chairs that resemble the skeleton.
Al Sarab Rooftoop Lounge, located in Dubai, overlooking the Arabian Desert, is especially impressive when the sun goes down it goes.
Opulent Caviar Bar in St. Petersburg is reportedly home to the only Russian vodka-professional sommelier. And that's a good thing - there are over 30 types of vodka here, which is in line with the number of types of caviar. Yeah, we definitely need professional help.
Cave Bar in Dubrovnik is located in a natural cave with interesting lighting, and of course, overlooking the Adriatic Sea. The atmosphere is romantic and comfortable, but if you do not believe us, see it for yourself.
Cova d'en Xoroi, located on Menorca, is found about 30 meters above the level of the Mediterranean Sea, and offers superb views of the restless water during the day, with the musical accompaniment of top DJs in the evening.
Everyone loves a tiki bar, and San Francisco offers one of the best - Smuggler's Cove, which resembles a pirate ship and serves over 400 types of rum, including rarities and vintage editions, as well as 70 tropical cocktails.
Joben Bistro in Romania will transfer you to the imaginary world of Jules Verne. Fictitious contraption, which resembles the one described by the author, with lanterns in the shape of a cylinder and the LED light will awaken your imagination, we are sure.
Chinese Constellation bar in Shanghai is a paradise for lovers of whiskey. There are more than 300 kinds of single malt whiskeys, as well as an interesting cocktail list.
Though perhaps it’s not the most modern bar in the world, and it probably has no new sound system or mixologists, El Chapultepec Denver bar is found on this list because of a very good reason. Here traditional Mexican food accompanied by live performances of top jazz musicians is served. This place was often visited by Jack Kerouac, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Duke Ellington, and even Bill Clinton appeared here several times.
In New York's Carlyle Hotel Bemelmans Bar is tucked away, named after the popular writer of children's books, Ludwig Bemelmans, whose illustrations are on the walls of the bar, as the main decor.
Falk's bar, which can be found in Munich, is located in the enchanting Mirror hall of the Bayerischer Hof hotel, originating from 1839. An interesting fact is that this is the only room in this hotel, which survived World War II.
Rick's Café in Jamaica is an institution, known for its epic sunsets and many people jumping into the water from the surrounding rocks. It is located just above the ocean, like a popular place for both younger and older people.
If you want to dance all night long in an environment that reminds you of the Gothic cathedral, then visit the Mirror bar in Bali, where DJs create a true world-class entertainment throughout the night. This bar is decorated with high glass ceilings, chandeliers and cathedral designs.
McSorley's Old Ale House Irish Pub is a century old, located in New York. It was a favorite place of Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt. Original decor which has been placed in its interior the day when it was opened, today remains at the same place.
This bar is located in a former brothel. Madame Claude's "preposterous" bar is a plece where tables, chairs, carpets and bookshelves are glued to the roof, for the sake of creating a bizarre optical illusion. Here you will be able to enjoy modern music and fun, every day of the week.
The most famous bar of Helsinki is actually Spårakoff Pub Tram - antique tram that has been converted into a pub that serves beer, cider, champagne and all your favorite cocktails, while it gives you a tour of the city.
Dear Irving is a speakeasy in New York, with four different rooms representing different periods of time. If you want to step back in time, you can feel like F. Scott Fitzgerald in a room that is filled with sparkling crystal curtains, or as Abraham Lincoln in a room with plush sofas and details of dark wood. Step into the era of US President Kennedy and perky Sixties, or enjoy luxurious moments under the French chandelier in a room dedicated to Marie Antoinette.
Located inside the Ice Hotel in Canada, Ice bar was created from a massive ice block. In fact, every year a new bar is created, which gets superbly impressive design.
If you want one of the best experiences of enjoying a drink in the countryside, visit Baobat Tree Bar in Limpopo, which is located in the crown of a tall tree. This tree has its own cellar, where the drinks are cooled to properly refresh guests.
And finally, in Barcelona, a city that has a reputation for world-class entertainment and nightlife, visit Espit Chupitos bar, where you will be able to see as much as 600 different types of short drinks!
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