Looking for somewhere different to drink? Here’s 27 of the world’s quirkiest bars.
The Jumbo Stay (Stockholm, Sweden)
Jumbovägen 4, 190 47 Stockholm-Arlanda, Sweden
The Jumbo Stay is basically an airplane bar which is open 24/7 and is located right out of the Stockholm Airport. You can catch some sleep or get a beer and enjoy the first class.
Museum HR Giger Bar (Gruyeres, Switzerland)
Rue du Château St. Germain 3, 1630 Greyerz, Switzerland
Museum HR Giger is a bar made completely from skeletons. Decorations are double arches of vertebrae and chairs made of bones. In Museum HR Giger Bar, you can enjoy your beer while sitting on a chair made of bones.
Vampire Cafe (Tokyo, Japan)
6-7-6 Ginza, 7th La Paix Building, Chuo 104-0061, Tokyo Prefecture
Vampire Cafe provides a bloody and dark atmosphere for drinking and dining. Decorations are coffins, alter, victims, and cross which are themed after Vampire traits.
It’s an atmosphere which only blood-suckers will love and enjoy. Twilight fans are welcome.
Alux Bar (Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo, Mexico)
Av. Juárez Mza. 217, Ejidal, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
Alux is a bar located inside the 10,000 years old cave. You can listen to live music, have a drink, sit on real rocks, and have fun with your mates in the unforgettable surrounding.
The Absolut IceBar (Stockholm, Sweden)
Vasaplan 4, Hotel C Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
The Absolut IceBar is exactly what it says it is. It’s an ice bar where seats, tables, and even cups are made out of ice. The temperature inside is -5 Celsius Degrees which will definitely create a chill atmosphere.
Dive Bar (Sacramento, California)
1016 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA
Dive Bar has live mermaids swimming in the tank, and even dueling pianos. Such atmosphere gives a classic vibe to the bar and yet it makes it one of the weirdest ones in the world.
The name of the bar is also a play on words, considering the human live mermaids.
Container Bar (Austin, Texas)
90 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
Container Bar is made from 7 old recycled shipping containers in combination with recycled building materials. Everything inside is colorful and the bar is even dog-friendly. It offers a great and happy atmosphere.
Anonymous Bar (Prague, Czech Republic)
Michalská 432/12, 110 00 Staré Město, Czech Republic
Anonymous Bar is a secretive bar where bartenders wear Guy Fawkes masks.
Some of the drinks in this bar are visible only through special black light, and another part of the menu is only visible through old-school Viewmaster. When you order one particular drink, they’ll take your picture in a Guy Fawkes mask.
Hobbit House (Manila, Philippines)
212 Arquiza Trade Center M. H. Del Pilar St, Ermita, Manila, 1000 Metro Manila, Philippines
This bar was created and opened by a die-hard fan of the Lord of the Rings.
The whole bar is recreated in the style of Tolkien universe, and staff consists of Lilliputians which represents the Hobbits. Inside the bar, you’ll also find live music which is mostly jazz, blues, and folk.
Baobab Bar (Modjadjiskloof, South Africa)
Modjadjiskloof, Limpopo, South Africa
In a Baobao Bar, you’ll get a chance to have a drink and chill inside almost 6 thousand years old tree.
Maximum of 15 people can enter the bar at once, and there’s no room for a dance floor. However, what’s inside is the artifacts that describe the tree history and creates just an indescribable atmosphere.
Guacara Taina (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)
Av. Mirador Sur, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Guacara Taina bar is located at a depth of several tens of meters, and it can accept about 3 thousand guests at the same time.
It’s made out of 3 caves that are linked together which offer plenty of dance space and feature some of the best of DJ’s with a variety of music genre and atmosphere.
Das Klo (Berlin, Germany)
Leibnizstraße 57, 10629 Berlin, Germany
Germans have one of the most wicked sense of humor and that’s what you will experience in Das Klo Bar.
Inside, you will get to experience everything from fear, disgust, shock, rejection, and much more. The decoration of this bar is basically pissing pictures, failing ceilings, strange dishes, and disguising staff.
Modern Toilet Bar (Taipei, Taiwan)
2F, No. 50-7 Xining South Road, Taipei, Taiwan
A bathroom-themed bar built to look and feel like a giant bog. Forget chairs and plates, as you’ll be sitting on and eating from toilet seats.
Fun fact: Owner Wang Zi Wei was inspired by a Japanese cartoon character who used to “play with poop”. Scat-tastic!
Safe House (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
779 N Front St, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
Safe House is a real spy-themed bar after many movies, including James Bond serials.
To enter this spy-themed bar, you’ll need to find the hidden entrance, know a password, and once you’re inside, you’ll have to find your way through a lot of secret passages. The atmosphere is exactly like you’re in an old spy movie.
Kayabukiya Tavern (Utsunomiya, Japan)
4688 Miyukihoncho, Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture 321-0983, Japan
Kayabukiya Tavern looks like a regular bar. However, once you get inside, you’ll notice the difference when you make an order.
Kayabukiya Tavern uses monkeys instead of waiters, meaning that monkeys are basically their waiters. They’ve been taught how to serve, and receiving service from an animal is an amazing experience, yet weird one at the same time.
The Lock-Up (Tokyo, Japan)
160-0021 Tokyo, Shinjuku, Kabukicho, 1 Chome−16−3
The Lock-Up is a bar in Tokyo which is prison-themed. Once you get inside the bar, the staff will set you up on the table and immediately ask you which crime have you committed. After that, you will get cuffed and seated.
The weirdest thing is that you will have to enjoy your drinks and dinner handcuffed while there might be prison breaks where prisoners would actually try to escape while being chased by police officers.
Madame Claude (Berlin, Germany)
Lübbener Str. 19, 10997 Berlin, Germany
Madame Claude is the most unique bar ever, yet is as weird.
Everything in this bar is upside down. Anything from chairs, lamps to the table with champagne and candlesticks, bookcases, and much more. It’s located on the previous brothel site, hence the name.
Dow Jones Bar (Barcelona, Spain)
Carrer del Bruc, 97, 08009 Barcelona, Spain
Dow Jones Bar is a bar with an automated real-time drink market. The price of drinks changes based on supply and demand. If one drink is often ordered, the price goes up. If one drink hasn’t been ordered within an hour, the price goes down. There’s also a “market crash” where every drink goes a couple of quids down.
Christon Cafe Bar (Tokyo, Japan)
160-0022 Tokyo, Shinjuku, 5 Chome−17−13
Christon Cafe Bar is a gothic-themed bar where you’ll get chills from the atmosphere you can experience right from the entrance. Everything is decorated in an old-fashion style and it has a very low amount of lighting inside which just adds up to the atmosphere.
Zetor Restaurant Bar (Helsinki, Finland)
Mannerheimintie 3-5, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
Zetor Restaurant Bar is a tractor-themed bar named after a Czech tractor brand.
Inside, there are actual real-sized tractors and tractor decorations. It’s a place where tractor fans meet and have discussions while enjoying a beer.
Floyd’s Pelican Bar (Negril, Jamaica)
Caribbean Sea, 1/2 miles NW of Treasure Beach, Negril, Jamaica
Floyd’s Pelican Bar looks like someone collected driftwood and palm fronds, nailed them together near the coast creating a structure in the ocean.
In this bar, you’ll have to stand waist-deep in water to enjoy your favorite drink and to get to there, you’d have to ask a local fisherman for a lift since swimming to the bar isn’t recommended.
Nature Friends Tourist Club Bar (Mill Valley, California)
30 Ridge Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941, USA
Nature Friends Tourist Club Bar is a German beer garden which is built on the slopes of Mount Tamalpais.
The access is mostly members-only and it works every weekend but the second of the month. You can hike and arrive by a trail through other parks and it takes a 10-minute hike down the bar to get to the paved walk.
Unicorn Bar (Seattle, Washington)
1118 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122, USA
Unicorn Bar is a quirky bar which offers vibes of carnival along the love for the unicorns.
The decoration inside brings old childhood memories and erases any worries at the given time.
Blue Lagoon Bar (Grindavik, Iceland)
Nordurljosavegur 9, 240 Grindavík, Iceland
Blue Lagoon Bar is one of the rare bars that you can get drinks from while relaxing in the water surrounded by lots of activities such as waterfall steam rooms. Blue Lagoon Bar has an inside space, however, everyone mostly enjoys having a sip of their favorite drink while they’re still in the water.
The Lovecraft Bar (Portland, Oregon)
421 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214, USA
The Lovercraft Bar is a horror-themed bar which features a music venue where a tribute to pulp horror fiction hero H. P Lovecraft is paid. Decorations such as tendrils of dead Spanish moss, pentagrams, coffin, skeletons, and many other provide the right atmosphere and mood.
Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room (Atlanta, Georgia)
466 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA
This is definitely the most religious and weirdest bar out there. It’s just one confusing place, which many people don’t even consider to be a bar by its looks.
The bar is opened by Masters in Divinity and Pastoral Care student. The bar is decorated with pulpit, neon angels, crucifix lamps, and all kind of religious emblems. Other than religious stuff, there’s also a ping pong with occasional tournaments being played, tarot card readings, choir robes, and much more.
Social Bar (Paris, France)
25 Rue Villiot, 75012 Paris, France
In a Social Bar, you will meet new people almost always. From the moment you walk in, you will have to wear a tag with one of the interesting information about yourself. From there, you join different activities which challenge people to communicate and find friends.
Zero de Conduite (Paris, France)
102 Rue du Théâtre, 75015 Paris, France
Zero de Conduite is a Peter Pan’s themed bar.
It offers a fun and friendly atmosphere which offers many different games to be played or simply watch replays of the best cartoons out there. The bar hosts during holidays for the most famous evenings available to everyone.
Cafe des Chats (Paris, France)
9 Rue Sedaine, 75011 Paris, France
Cafe des Chats is a bar located in Paris which offers people to grab a coffee while enjoying cuddling with cats.
All you have to do is enter the bar, grab a coffee, and play with any cats present and available in the bar.
La Lucha Libre (Paris, France)
10 Rue de la Montagne Sainte-Geneviève, 75005 Paris, France
In La Lucha Libre bar, after having a drink and a meal, you can step into the ring and fight professional wrestlers, if you dare of course ;).
It’s one of the rare bars that have an actual wrestling ring installed in the basement. You can also have a fight with your friend in sumo outfits, which is always fun.