Visiting a bar to grab a drink is quite as usual as going to the cinema or meeting your friends. However, some bars are more than just places to have a good time and raise your glass – they have a unique twist and are insanely cute not because of tasty drinks, but because of the extraordinary setting. Can you imagine hanging out with friends in a huge cave bar or a bar inside the sea? Check out our top nine picks of the coolest bars in the world to have a memorable night out and get immersed in an alternate dimension.
1. The Alux Restaurant Bar and Lounge (Playa del Carmen, Mexico)
Stepping into the Alux Restaurant Bar and Lounge in Mexico is like stepping inside a cave. This bar was designed from a natural over 15,000 old cave system. The sun never gets here, which creates a special mysterious, intimate, and magical atmosphere. A narrow stone staircase leads inside, down which visitors enter a deep underground space decorated by nature itself with untouched cave walls, stalagmites, and stalactites. Here you can try traditional Mexican snacks and cocktails and have a great time at common guest tables or in private VIP vaults. By the way, the name of the bar comes from the mystical elves of Alux, who came out of the ground only by moonlight.
2. The Northern Lights Bar by ION Adventure Hotel (Selfoss, Iceland)
Do you want to see the Northern Lights? To do that visit this bar between autumn and spring. The bar is located in a stunning environment with mountains and fjords and has floor-to-ceiling panoramic glass windows. The location of this bar lets the guests see the Northern Lights between autumn and spring.
3. The Icebar by Icehotel (Stockholm, Sweden)
What can be more beautiful than enjoying a drink in a bar where everything including chairs and tables, is made up of ice? The unique design makes Icebar one of the coldest (-5°C) and most stylish bars in the world. Tables, chairs, décor, and sculptures are all carved of solid ice, and this bar is the world’s first permanent ice bar. Moreover, the bar is part of the ice hotel. Just imagine bathing in a bath made of ice and sleeping or chilling with tonybet.com or Netflix on the bed made of ice – it must be a quite extraordinary experience, isn’t it? And don’t worry, you won’t freeze – you can borrow gloves and an ice cap here! Not only does this bar offer unique interiors, but the delicious drinks menu lets you have a simply unbelievable experience.
4. The Faraday Bar (Vernadsky Research Base, Antarctica)
It deserves attention due to its amazing location. The bar is placed literally at the edge of the world, in the harsh Antarctica. Two carpenters, who had been given the task of building a new shipyard, built a bar here in literally a couple of months. Now this bar welcomes explorers and guests from all over the world, and the ladies who have been here leave their things as a memento: jewelry, accessories, clothes, and even underwear.
5. Ithaa Undersea Restaurant (Rangali Island, Maldives)
Located at the Alifu Dhaalu Atoll, this unique restaurant and bar was constructed about 5m below the sea. Here you can not only share a drink and enjoy exquisite meals, but experience the marine life of the Maldives through the huge glass walls.
6. Sky Bar (Bangkok, Thailand)
This rooftop bar on the 63rd floor of the Lebua State Tower is famous for its views of Bangkok. It is one of the highest bars in the world. Enjoy looking at the night in Bangkok with a glass of an excellent cocktail in your hand. There are no words to describe how stunning the views of night-glimmering Bangkok are. The bar itself has an interesting round design and is illuminated by LED lights.
7. Cova d’en Xoroi (Alaior, Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain)
Cova d’en Xoroi is nestled right in the cave of a cliff located on the oceanfront on the Spanish island of Menorca. This place is very popular among the local natives, as well as among visitors and tourists. And it is not surprising: the beautiful setting offers stunning views of the surrounding beauty. Here you can sunbathe on the terraces over the Balearic Sea with tasty drinks or dance all night long. Once the sun goes down, this place turns into a vibrant nightclub with incendiary music. By the way, according to legend, once this grotto was used as a refuge by one of the pirates who kidnapped a local beauty and forcibly made the girl his wife.
8. Floyd’s Pelican Bar (Parotti Bay, Jamaica)
At first glance, this is a shack made of twigs, ropes, and palm leaves and is located right in the ocean. But this shack houses a bar where tourists and locals alike enjoy relaxing and enjoying cool drinks and traditional seafood dishes. After drinking and eating, you can dive into the clear water, swim, and refresh yourself.
9. The Rock Bar at the Ayana Resort and Spa (Jimbaran Bay, Bali, Indonesia)
This beautiful cliff-top bar is built almost 14 m above the magnificent Indian Ocean. To get to this unique place you need to take an open cable car, and here is how your Rock Bar Bali experience begins! Enjoy stunning views of the Indian Ocean while sharing a drink with your friends or catch a Bali sunset and dance to the live DJ music coming from the booth that is carved directly into the cliff face.
Are you seeking more bars with a unique environment? Then choose these bars to your bucket list too: Ozone Bar at The Ritz Carlton (Hong Kong, China), Buza Bar (Dubrovnik, Croatia), Baba Nest (Phuket, Thailand), The Bar at Hotel Palacio de Sal (Potosí, Bolivia), Sossusvlei Lodge (Sesriem, Namibia), Red Sea Star (Eilat, Israel), Tiger Leaping Gorge Bar (Lijiang, Yunnan Province, China), Monkey Bar (Berlin, Germany), White Rabbit Restaurant & Bar (Moscow, Russia), Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace (Pioneertown, California, USA), Red2One Bar by W Hotel (Santiago, Chile), Bab-al-shams bar (Dubai, United Arab Emirates), Restaurant and bar by Hotel Edelweiss (Mürren, Switzerland).