Everybody wants to have a good time and let their hair down. Nightclubs and bars are trying to outdo each other with their lavish decor and elegant style. The emphasis the world over is to be the best and create an environment where people enjoy themselves and more importantly a space they want to visit.
Most places get it right and have loyal fans - but, there are a few scattered across the globe that are different, quirky and downright unusual for a bar or even a nightclub. Make no mistake, these are as popular and trendy as any other top club but the concept decor and ambience will leave you stunned. Next time you're bored of the regular mundane nightlight, hop across to any one of these and enjoy the change in scenery.
The Museum HR Giger Bar, Switzerland
This is, by far, the most bizarre, mildly creepy, unconventional bar you will ever come across. The bar consists of a skeletal structure with criss-crossed arches of what looks like vertebrae will make you feel as if you have entered the insides of a prehistoric animal. The whole theme has been heavily influenced by the movie Alien and to most, it is the strangest setting for a bar. However, It is extremely popular and some consider it a work of art. If you want something truly unusual, then this fits the bill.
The bar is exactly as the name suggests - it's made completely out of ice! It sounds unbelievable but it's very true. In fact, it's become such a rage that there are multiple ice bars in different cities in the world, including London, Orlando and even Dubai. It's feels weird to step into a bar and feel like you're sitting inside your freezer. However, they give you an additional thick coat and gloves to keep you warm. If that's not enough, you can always slam back some of their lethal vodka concoctions which will definitely warm you up.
Hobbit House, Philippines
This bar is completely inspired by The Lord Of The Rings book and keeping up with its theme, it has the smallest staff in the world. The bar looks like you've entered a small house straight out of a fairytale. It opened in 1973 and has become quite famous. With over a hundred alcoholic beverages to choose from and a food menu comprising of tasty treats, this unusual bar is actually quite a hit with most tourists and has their regular patrons as well.
The words Bar and Office mean two very different things, unless of course you're in Tokyo - then, it's probably the same. This unusually-themed bar is a popular spot for well.. office-goers who seem to enjoy leaving their office and coming to this one. It's designed exactly like any other work space minus the actual work. There's drinks on tap, dim lighting and a DJ spinning some tunes. If only all offices were like this!
Article written by Roxanne Bamboat
Roxanne is a pint-sized girl who enjoys reading, movies, travel and is obsessed with food. She expresses her love for all things edible in her food blog - www.thetinytaster.com. A freelancer in her profession, she is able to spend most of her time sampling the city's food offerings and reviews them as well as shares a few of her favourite recipes. More often known as The Tiny Taster, she's decided to take the world by storm - one plate a a time!