Picture this: You're lazing around in a unique library bar in New York. A wide range of whisky is neatly arranged on shelves across a long corridor. And there's a ladder on wheels leading you to every section. Sounds exquisite right? Well, it's not just a fantasy. Brandy Library in downtown New York is one of the many bar innovations that dares to push the envelope and provides the customer with a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
From exciting cuisines, exclusive service policies and unique bar and dining experiences - innovations are everywhere. Keeping that in mind LiveInStyle brings to you a list, of 9 such innovative bars, which you must keep handy to get that perfect experience whilst getting your alcohol fix.
Welcome to the Scotch Lover's paradise. If you're looking for a rare spirit, this is the place to be. Right from a 1914 Pierre Ferrand Cognac, 1945 Darroze Armagnac to a 1969 Springbank Single Malt - Brandy Library has got it all. For lovers of alcohol apart from Scotch, there's hope. Brandy Library's exhaustive drinks menu, also comprises of almost a hundred signature classic cocktails, carefully chosen wines (still and sparkling) and a collection of Hors D'oeuvres.
Brand Library also offers an all-encompassing cuisine that complements your choice of alcohol. Good food and great drinks add up to an extraordinary place waiting to be experienced.
In the age of technology, wherein our lives are out there on Social Media platforms for public consumption, secret bars come as a refreshing change. PDT is the perfect place that provides comfort to the soul and assures a relaxing time to someone who's looking to unwind with his/her drink. One needs to have a secret code to get entry to the bar and only then can you get access to an array of services provided by the outlet. The food, ambience and aura of the bar makes it one of the most unique places to visit.
If Jack Sparrow was a real life character, this is where you'd find him. With over 500 types of rums from across the world, some common and some rare, Smuggler’s Cove is an ode to the history and versatility of rum. You get historic concoctions, traditional Caribbean drinks, classic libations of Prohibition-era Havana and famous exotic cocktails from legendary Tiki bars - all under one roof. What more can one ask for?
With minimalistic black and white decor, classic ice-less chilling of drinks and a wide array of homemade spirits, White Lyan has made a distinct mark among its contemporaries in the bar industry. They follow an in-house policy of brewing interesting drinks in their own backyard. One of their many interesting concoctions is The Moby Dick Sazarec made with Rye, Peychaud's bitters and Absinthe soaked with rice paper.
Milan is well-known for world-class architecture and fashionable interiors. As a part of their Open Design Explorations Project, The Heineken Club mixed both these aspects and re-designed their club from scratch. From interactive games to a surface which prompts the bartender who is next in line for a drink - the club is high on technology and cutting edge in design.
Spirito – Martini is a former Anglican Church in Rue de Stassart, Brussels, Belgium which has now been converted into a bar. Keeping intact the architectural elements of the church, the place has been done up with elegant additions such as chandeliers and lights. If you’re into gothic interiors, this is the place to be.
If you’re lucky enough to be one of the few who fly the first/business class of Korean Airlines, then you're in for a treat. The airbus has tied up with Absolut to accommodate one staffed tap and two bars, which provide the passengers with an array of drinks. Elyx, prepared with a new premium version of the brand, is one such concoction available at the bar. The menu also boasts of Just Add - a drink prepared using Absolut's extensive range of flavours. Add to that, there is Drink Labs, which is a range of beverages created exclusively by Star Mixologist Andre Basile Leon.
The world famous Beer label went all the way to mark its 250th anniversary. Based on their signature line 'Alive Inside', Guinness built a bar inside of a submarine. Floating in the waters of the Baltic, off Stockholm in Sweden, this bar has futuristic interiors with camouflaged seating. The walls have a distinct bubble-like design dotted with LEDs to enhance the visual experience. The future of the bar experience is now here to stay!
While talking about innovative Bars around the world, there's one in amchi Mumbai that is creating quite a stir. The Bar Stock Exchange has merged economics and bar mechanics to come up with a unique concept wherein the cost of drinks either shoot up or fall, as per its demand. Customers can keep a tab on prices LIVE on the screens across the bar or even through their app. For those who love to drink and love to gamble, this concept is a sure shot hit!
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