Almost all the bars in one way or another are similar to each other. Despite the change of interiors, their old-fashioned or ultra-modern, democratic or refined, all this usually disappears from memory. Unusual bars give their unique spirit, the realization that everyone would like to get into this unique place.
Baobab Tree Bar & Wine Cellar, South Africa.
This institution is located in the hollow of an incredibly large baobab. The age of the tree exceeds 6 thousand years. Here you can drink not only a glass of refreshing cocktail, but also hide from the heat, because in the province of Limpopo is so hot. Once this place was a favorite refuge of Bushmen, but now tourists from all over the world come here with pleasure. It’s no wonder that the place got a bar stand, a bench and even a dart target. A special flavor of the institution is given by the fact that drinks are served in clay mugs.
The Birdsville Hotel, Australia.
This cult place for travelers is located on the very edge of the Simpson desert. Around the bar there are only sand dunes, inhabited by a few marsupial mice. Here you can not only drink, but also spend the night – to the services of guests, their hotel, the same remote from civilization. The bar is hung with ancient hats and posters advertising beer, the oldest of them is dated as far back as 1884. The main guests here are lovers of horse racing, who visit this place along with the September competitions. But in other months the bar is not empty, there is a runway nearby, so tourists arriving at the Last Reach do not miss the opportunity to drink beer in such a colorful place. The signature drink of the bar is “Queensland XXXX”.
Cave Bar, Jordan.
The city of Peter is 2000 years old, but here it is allowed to use only one place for commerce – a cave. Naturally, the bar found its shelter right here. The walls of the cave are part of an ancient tomb, hollowed out many centuries ago. Tables are located both outside, on a large area, and inside, where the lanterns create a blood-red light, falling on uneven walls of sandstone. Entrepreneurs found a place for tables even in niches, which, most likely, were used in due time for burials. To visit this place is also for tasting the thin Jordanian red wines. Floyd’s Pelican Bar, Jamaica.
Pelican’s bar looks as if huge leaves and palm trunks have fallen once into the ocean, they swam there for a long time and eventually caught on to the protruding piles. The establishment is located a mile from the south-west coast of Jamaica. Not all visitors have enough space inside the bar, it does not bother them at all – you can drink, standing and waist-deep in the water. If you do not want to get to this institution by swimming, local fishermen will gladly deliver there for a couple of dollars. Just immediately negotiate with them the options for your return back – it is quite possible that you will not be able to get back to the shore. The signature drink of the bar is the Pelican Perfection cocktail, which includes rum, ginger beer, sugar and lime juice.
Lagoon Bar, Iceland.
Far from the hustle of continental Europe is Iceland, in its Blue Lagoon you can hide from any problems and troubles. Nature itself warms its guests with the warmth of hot springs. Although many believe that the natural spa would be more appropriate for the trade of fruits, juices and yoghurts, in the middle of the idyll, the bar opened just the same. Guests are seated in bluish-dairy water, and waitresses, where only tempting bikinis bring ordered cocktails. The signature drink here is the “Blue Lagoon”, in which the white wine is mixed with the blue curacao liqueur. Alux Restaurant & Lounge, Mexico.
To get to this underground bar, you must first take a taxi to the Mexican beach of Carmen, and from there just a few minutes to the destination. Down will have to light candles.The staircase leads to the hall, which is filled with stalactites and stalagmites. Ailush is a cave system, in which besides the usual bar there is a restaurant and even a VIP lounge. There is a rumor that it is not worthwhile to stay here, otherwise it will be possible to contemplate mythical little men who, according to the Mayan tradition, inhabit and guard these underground shelters from uninvited guests. The “chip” of the bar is the drink Aluxinante, which includes cucumbers, orange juice and mescal. Absolut Icebar, Sweden.
This institution is unfortunately seasonal, open from mid-September to mid-April. The reason for this is the material of the walls of the bar. They, like the whole hotel in which the Icebar is located, are made of ice. It has now become popular to build similar bars around the world, but it was this institution that was the first of its kind, arising annually in the same place. Traditionally, the material for the construction is large ice blocks cut from the River Turna, located nearby. Despite the fact that the walls here are “cold”, the temperature inside the bar is constantly maintained at 23 degrees. Many order in this establishment vodka “Absolute”, more precisely its variety with an admixture of cranberries, Swedish national berries.
Cova d’en Xoroi, Spain.
This bar is located in a cave over an oceanic cliff. Here often come as locals, and tourists who have chosen for their holiday south of the island of Menorca. Legend has it that in the grotto once hid a Turkish pirate who kidnapped one of the local residents, wanting to make her his wife. After lunch, visitors are selected to the outdoor terrace, from where, sitting under umbrellas, watching the ocean and the Balearic Islands. At night in the Cova d’en Xoroi reign DJs, turning a place in a fashionable disco. It is recommended to try here a favorite drink of local residents Pomada from lemonade and gin.
The Red Sea Star, Israel.
This underwater restaurant with a bar is located in the bay near the town of Eilat. The whole interior seems to inform guests that they fell into the possession of the sea king. The chairs here are reminiscent of jellyfish, lamps appear as anemones, and from the windows framed by wall-waves you can watch the wonderful inhabitants of the Red Sea – angelfish, butterfish … To completely immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the underwater bar, order any fruit cocktail with an umbrella, the name of the underwater theme.
Faraday Bar, Antarctica.
Even in such an exotic place as Antarctica, there appeared its own bar. It opened on the island of Galindes, which is part of the Vernadsky complex at the Ukrainian research station. It turned out that local residents needed a similar place, for this purpose even wood was used, which was allocated by the British government for a new shipyard. After all, the station was once English. Today the bar is visited not only by Ukrainian scientists, participants of expedition cruises often travel to the far south. What is better to order here? Of course, vodka!