There’s a bar for everyone, whether you’re a sci-fi geek, a Tim Burton fan, or a history buff. These bars are awash with creativity and a welcoming atmosphere. Don’t settle for boring bars and boring beers again. These are the 10 coolest bars in the world you need to visit!
Lockhart, a Canadian-based bar, has locations in Montreal or Toronto. It’s Harry Potter-themed and quite amazing. Many Harry Potter-inspired drinks are on their “Potions and Elixirs” menu, including their butterbeer spiked with honey.
2. Berlin Bar
The wall that separated Berlin into western and eastern was built during the cold war. While the west side practised democracy, communism was practised by the east side. The Berlin bar in Melbourne (Australia) remembers the past in this Cold War-themed bar. The “wall” that divides the bar into two represents eastern and western Berlin. Both sides offer very different atmospheres. They use history to recreate the Cold War feeling. The cocktail menu doubles up as a Berlin map, making the experience even more authentic.
3. Beetle House
Beetle House in New York City is a bar that’s all dark and creepy. The bar is themed around famous Tim Burton, Edgar Allen Poe and Alfred Hitchcock. It’s a massive adult Halloween party. It began as a pop-up shop, but it was so popular that it has become an integral part of its nightlife.
4. George’s Bar
This bar was founded in Melbourne, Australia. Their motto is “be even more like George”. This bar is dedicated entirely to George Costanza of Seinfeld. Comedy nights are held every Thursday night. They also host a trivia evening every Wednesday. They are a huge hit and fill their space up on mid-week days. This bar promotes laughter and comedy, true to Costanza’s name. Seinfeld may seem like an odd theme at first, but after one night, you’ll understand why it’s been such a huge success.
5. The Way Station
This bar has a Doctor Who theme and is amazing. It is located in Brooklyn, New York. Although the space is small, it has a huge vibe. The unique decor and large TARDIS in one corner make it feel like you are in an episode. The drink menu has great names, many of which are named after characters or moments from the show. There are drinks for Doctors and a Sonic Screwdriver. It’s a great place to spend a night out with fellow Whovians. This is a great place to meet people who share your interests.
6. The Lab Gastropub
This L.A. bar makes science 18+. The modern décor reflects the contemporary approach to food and cocktails. The minimalist design reflects the cold, almost sterile environment you would find in a real science lab. This is a popular spot for game day. There are many T.V.s and a wide selection of beers. You can even order a game-day meal. You can also check out Tito’s Thursdays and Taco Tuesdays. This bar is a must-visit place for science geeks.
Blacktail Bar is located in NYC. It recreates Havana, Cuba, at the time of Prohibition. It’s like stepping back in time with their decor. It’s retro and reminds us of the Prohibition period. But it has a tropical twist. The drink and cocktail menus celebrate Cuba’s music and rhythms, and the food menus take a Spanish spin on American classics. They also serve warm Churros, so let’s not get too excited. To soak up the alcohol, what’s better than a Churro?
This bar is all about gaming. Video games, board and card games, new schools, old-school. Cybermachina has everything. You will find familiarity and fun in the decor, including neon PAC-MAN signs and Mario gaming-inspired lights. Cybermachina hopes that everyone who enters will have a wonderful, nostalgic experience. It’s about feeling like a child again… but with drinks.
9. The Maple Leaf
This pub is just one of many found in London’s heart. The bar is unique in that it has a different theme. It celebrates all things Canadian. This place is a hub for Canadians who live in London, from the name and the colour scheme to hockey.
10. Stones Place
Jerry Stone, collecting Rolling Stones memorabilia over the past 40 years, owns this bar on Queen Street in Toronto. The bar is covered with Rolling Stones posters and records from every era they played music in. The bar features rare collectable items that the owner has collected over the years.